March 01, 2017: Due to the high demand, Datsun has had to increase the production run of the redi-Go Sport. When launched, the Sport was only limited to 1000 units but Datsun will now manufacture 800 more units. Earlier, it was recalled to check whether the cars needs a fuel hose pipe clip to ensure a seamless supply of fuel to the engine.
Launched back in June 2016, the redi-Go has been competing with the Renault Kwid, Hyundai Eon and the Maruti Alto. It is powered by a 799cc petrol engine which developed 54PS of max power and 72Nm of max torque. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and the claimed fuel efficiency is 25.17kmpl. This is the same engine and transmission which is present in the Renault Kwid.
In terms of features, the redi-Go is the only car in the segment to get LED DRLs. Apart from that, the baby Datsun also gets a driver side airbag, digital tachometer, music system with USB, AUX, DC and radio, 13-inch steel wheels, front power windows and speed sensitive steering wheel. Prices for the Datsun redi-Go start from Rs 2.39 lakh and go up to Rs 3.54 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi.
value for money, spacious, good ground clearance
average build quality, low quality plastics and is low on features
The Datsun redi-Go looks very appealing from most angles and has ride quality working in its favour. But, the engine isn’t very refined and quality isn’t impressive either.
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Additional 800 units will be manufactured with deliveries scheduled for next month
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