Sri Lanka’s Associated Motorways Private Limited (AMW), last week announced that they have partnered up with the Datsun brand as its exclusive distributor in Sri Lanka. Datsun vehicle sales will soon commence in Sri Lanka, with the first model – Datsun Redi-GO to be introduced in September this year, the company announced.
According to informed sources, the company will introduce two models of its Manual 800 cc engine priced at Rs. 2.025 mn and Rs. 2.075 mn respectively.
Datsun redi-GO, which was launched in India in early June 2016 is an urban crossover with a spacious cabin and is expected to be shipped from Renault-Nissan’s Chennai plant to Sri Lanka.
The launch of the Datsun Redi Go will mark the carmaker’s re-entry into the Sri Lankan market. The brand was first introduced to the island nation in 1957.
The Redi-GO will hit the market coupled with an exclusive manufacturer’s warranty of 3 years / 100,000 km and at an amazing competitive introductory price to all its customers.
“While the Redi-Go is priced at Rs 2.38 lakh in India, the Sri Lankan price should go up by 2.5 times since the car will be introduced as a CBU unit,” Indian media reports said
The car features electronic power steering, front airbag and much more. The car has a best-in-segment ground clearance of 185mm.
Redi-Go draws power from an 800cc three-cylinder engine tuned to produce 53bhp and 72Nm of torque. The motor comes paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The car comes with all the essential features including 2-DIN audio system, front power windows, LED DRLs and a boot capacity of 222-litres.
“Datsun” was the name of the legendary Japanese brand that was marketed worldwide from the early 1930s, throughout the company’s rapid growth in the early 1970s and its globalization in the 1980s.