Datsun redi GO Overview
Car buyers in India are a demanding lot. They look for extremely high levels of reliability, the features they demand generally come off more expensive cars and if a manufacturer has visibly cut costs, they instantly feel cheated. This is why making a low-cost car in our market is so difficult. And then there’s the brand that also exerts a massive influence on the purchase decision.
Get it right, however, and the rewards are well worth the effort. The Renault Kwid is an embodiment of that thought, and now, its Japanese cousin, the Datsun Redigo, is here to attempt something similar. While the Kwid set itself apart with its SUV-like styling, the Redigo will try to distinguish itself by way of keen pricing. Datsun says prices could start as low as Rs 2.5 lakh for the base variants, and keeping in mind Datsun’s reputation and past record, prices could go lower still. Also on the cards is class-leading fuel efficiency that Datsun says will set a record in the real world.Book Datsun redi GO test drive in Mumbai at Tryaldrive.
Datsun redi GO Appearance
Visually, there are no changes made to the car, not even a badging that differentiates the manual version from the AMT. The equipment list also remains unchanged and there no exterior additions what so ever. It is based on the T(O) and S variant of the redi-GO, so you get all the top-end feature like the hexagonal grille with chrome surround, sweptback headlamps with integrated turn lights, LED daytime running light on the bumper, wheel cover, and body coloured bumpers and door handles. In fact, dimensionally the car remains unchanged so you still get the segment best and ground clearance of 185 mm, along with a total length of 3429 mm, a width of 1560 mm, and height of 1541 mm.
Datsun redi GO Comfort
Step inside and you’ll notice that the cabin too largely remains unchanged except for, of course, the new AMT gear lever and a new audio system. The updated audio system now comes with Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to pair your phone with the car enabling hands-free calling and music streaming. The rest of the cabin, however, remains the same as the manual version and you get the same all-black interior, the car given to us was the top-spec version so we even got to experience the optional faux leather upholstery which comes with the redi-GO stitching on the driver and passenger seat.
The wheelbase of the car remains unchanged at 2348 mm so the legroom remains the same making it a suitable for 4 average sized adults and the tall stance of the car offers good headroom as well. The top-end S trim is still the only one that comes with a driver side airbag, three-point seat belt for front and rear passengers, central locking, and the remote key is available in both variants.To know more info on Datsun redi GO visit Pasear-w
Datsun redi GO Transmission
The Datsun redi-GO AMT gets the same 999 cc, three-cylinder petrol engine with Datsun’s i-SAT or Intelligent Spark Automated Technology. Power and torque figures also remain unchanged at 67 bhp and 91 Nm respectively. In fact, the car has been really well received in India, and Datsun says that over 30 per cent of the redi-GO sales come from the 1.0L model. Now, when we reviewed the manual version of the car, we had mentioned that the gearshifts are not seamless and lack feedback, sadly Datsun hasn’t addressed to those problems in the AMT version as well. In fact, we could hear gearshifts quite evidently. You can hear the engine rumble and it’s not quite above 3000 rpm, which points a finger to the NVH levels it has.
There was need of some low-end torque, but once you are above the 2nd gear, and have crossed the 4,000 rpm mark, power and torque gradually come into play and that’s when the redi-GO AMT is in its zone. It’s happy, peppy and fun. Of course, if you try and hurry and floor the accelerator, well, the AMT takes some time to respond and that’s a very noticeable lag. This is where the manual mode comes in handy. Shift the lever to the left and now you can toggle it up and down to downshift and upshift. In the manual mode, the car feels a little more responsive and allows you to manoeuvre more quickly. Also, if you are not in the right gear you’ll hear a continuous beeping sound with an indication on the instrument cluster.
Datsun Redi-GO mileage is claimed to be 25.17 kmpl. However, how the car actually performs is something that we will have to watch out for. The competing Alto 800 delivers around 18 kmpl in the city and 20 kmpl on highway, whereas Renault Kwid offers 25 kmpl. The claimed mileage of the new Datsun Redi-GO is quite impressive but what it offers in day-to-day driving is what will ultimately matter.
Datsun redi GO Riding
It will be interesting to see how the car performs in the actual scenario because it stands in competition with India’s much loved Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Hyundai Eon and Renault Kwid, which is rising in popularity at a great speed. With H-shaped torsion beam with double pivot arm suspension system, the car drives with a good balance.Of course, we would have loved a power steering as a standard in the Datsun Redi-GO variants but electric power steering is featured only in the top-end variants, whereas the base variant D and second-in-line variant A feature a manual steering only.
Datsun redi GO Safety
As for safety, an optional driver-side airbag will be offered on the top-spec Redigo, but there will be no ABS. Also note that rear passengers only get static seatbelts, which need to be manually adjusted. Up front, the skinny seats are reasonably comfortable, and offer the driver and the front passenger a good view out. The front seats are not adjustable for height and neither is the steering for rake or reach.
Datsun redi GO Price in Mumbai
Datsun Redi GO On Road Price is 3,34,210/- and Ex-showroom Price is 2,73,301/- in Mumbai. Datsun Redi GO comes in 8 colours, namely Red Sport,Lime,White,Grey,Grey Gold,Ruby,Silver,Silver Gold. Datsun Redi GO comes with FWD with 799 CC Displacement and 3 Cylinders with Maximum Power 53 bhp@5678 rpm and Peak Torque 72 Nm@4386 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Datsun Redi GO comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .Check car loan for Datsun Redi GO at Fincarz.
Datsun redi GO Verdict
The AMT unit is, in fact, a much needed addition to the redi-GO. It just eases the way you drive and there’s no pressure to get around the city traffic and that’s where the future is headed to. It’s not too eager, but when you’re just cruising it’s quite great to move around in. The redi-GO is a small, good-looking car that offers you the comfort of an automatic for your daily commute and should definitely be on your options list if you are searching for one. Datsun has already started accepting pre-bookings for the car and the prices are expected to be announced before the end of January 2018, with an expected starting price of ₹ 3.65 lakh.