Datsun India has commenced pre-launch bookings for the much-awaited Datsun redi-GO 1.0L Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) from January 10, 2018. Customers can now pre-book their Datsun redi-GO 1.0L AMT with a payment Rs 10,000 at all Nissan and Datsun dealerships. Deliveries of these vehicles will commence from January 23, 2018. Jerome Saigot, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd, said, “We keep customers at the heart of everything we do. During the last 20 months, we have launched four variants of Datsun redi-GO to address the changing needs of our customers. With the new redi-GO AMT, we aim to provide consumers with the convenience of city drive at an accessible price and best in class ground clearance, mileage, headroom space, high seating position and attractive design.” The Datsun redi-GO1.0L AMT is powered by Intelligent Spark Automated Technology (iSAT) 1.0L three-cylinder fuel-efficient engine, paired with a five-speed automated transmission. Launched in India in June 2016, the redi-GO is a versatile car that combines the roominess (is this a word we use in product brochure?), agility and efficiency of an urban hatchback with best-in-class ground clearance (185mm) and high seating position. The redi-GO AMT will join the popular line-up that includes redi-GO 0.8L, redi-GO Sport, redi-GO 1.0L and redi-GO GOLD.
zoom An investigation has been launched into a possible cartel in the bunker sector in the Netherlands and Belgium, according to the Dutch competition authority.This investigation involves several companies that are active in the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp, which may have concluded illegal price-fixing agreements, according to the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM).The Dutch Public Prosecution Service provided ACM with valuable information about the bunker sector coming from the police. That information was one of the reasons to launch this investigation. ACM has already conducted several dawn raids in this sector.Fines for cartel activities imposed on companies can be as high as 40 percent of their combined global turnover. The maximum fine on individuals that have exercised leadership over cartels is EUR 900,000.In the coming months, ACM will assess whether the Dutch Competition Act has indeed been violated by investigating the actual practices in greater detail.