Datsun, which is the subsidiary of Nissan, the popular Japanese carmaker is known for making compact and pocket-friendly cars across the globe.
In India, a country where the world of entry-level cars is dominated by the Hyundai and Maruti with prices ranging from 2 – 4 lakh, Nissan has brought in Datsun to make a dent in the already existing market. All the Datsun variants including the Datsun GO, GO+, and the redi-GO are being manufactured in the same factory which works on building the Nissan and Renault cars. The Datsun redi-GO is the cheapest car offered from the Datsun range of variants.
Datsun redi-GO and Renault Kwid Recalled
The Datsun redi-GO, along with its sibling car, the Kwid from the french carmaker Renault, has been recalled and gone through a couple of tests after issues regarding the supply of fuel to the engine were raised. Almost 932 units of the redi-GO hatchback from Datsun will be inspected for a faulty fuel system and to ensure seamless supply of fuel to the engine.
There have been reports that select variants of the Kwid hatchbacks with 0.8 liter fuel capacity and 800 cc engine that have been manufactured from October 2015 up to 18th May 2016 will be recalled by Renault and Datsun also has initiated a recall of its redi-GO hatchbacks that have been produced before 18th May 2016. Though both the cars look entirely different from each other, they carry almost the same underpinnings and features. That is the reason why both the cars were called back for inspection with the same reason being cited that the cars might need an extra hose pipe clip to ensure smooth supply of the fuel to the engine. Since the redi-GO was launched just recently in June 2016, only 932 units of the car have been sorted out into the recall campaign category. However, almost 50,000 units of the Renault Kwid have been estimated to be recalled.
Datsun will be conducting a voluntary recall campaign and will be sending notifications to its affected customers who have bought the redi-GO cars manufactured in the Indian factories, which fall under the recall category and will request to fix appointments so that the inspection of the car can be carried out at the dealerships. The company has assured that the entire process of the inspection including the checking and fixing any issues if required will be all carried out free of cost.
Since the time of its launch in early in June 2016, more than 14,000 units of the redi-GO have been sold by Datsun. The Datsun redi-GO, along with Renault Kwid has started to make its presence felt in the auto industry of India. Datsun, which is a Nissan-owned company, had recently launched a Sports edition of the redi-GO which came with a few cosmetic changes for both the exteriors and the interiors and came at a price of 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom price in Delhi, India).