Datsun has opened its new Redigo 1.0 AMT for pre-bookings at an amount of Rs 10,000. Expected to launch in the coming days, the five-speed AMT will only be offered on the 68hp, 1.0-litre engine option. The delivery of the hatchback will begin from January 23, 2018.
This engine and transmission combination is, unsurprisingly, shared with the Renault Kwid AMT. However, it’s not yet known whether the Redigo AMT will get a conventional gear lever or a rotary controller for the gearbox (seen on the Kwid).
The Kwid’s AMT doesn’t allow for a sequential-like manual gear shift, putting it at somewhat of a disadvantage compared to rivals like the Maruti Alto K10 AMT.
Expect exterior and interior design, and kit levels to be shared with the manual Redigo, albeit with the addition of AMT badges.
Prices for the Datsun Redigo AMT are expected to be approximately Rs 30,000 over the standard manual Redigo. Expect a price tag in the range of Rs 3.9 lakh to Rs 4.1 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), depending on the variant.