July 26, 2017: Datsun has launched the RediGO with a more powerful 1.0-litre engine. It shares its powertrain with the Renault Kwid SCe, but an entirely different styling gives the redi-GO a distinct flavour.
Features like a high seating position and healthy ground clearance make it a car that's easier to drive around the urban jungle. It's shorter than the low-slung Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, but the Datsun makes up for that by offering a wider and taller cabin with more boot space too.
The 1.0-litre 3-cylinder engine in the new Datsun Redi-GO makes 68PS of max power and 91Nm of peak torque. More than the increase of 14PS and 19Nm in peak power and torque figures, the bigger engine impresses with off-peak performance. It's much easier to drive in the city and requires fewer downshifts to pick up the pace. It delivers a fuel efficiency of 22.5kmpl as per the new ARAI test cycle. The number is just 0.2kmpl less than the new figures for the 800cc Redi-GO. The 5-speed manual is the only transmission option right now. That said, an AMT version is likely to make its debut soon.
With GST kicking in, prices of the Datsun Redi-GO have been revised. Based on pre-GST taxes, the ex-showroom prices have gone down.
Mumbai:The starting price for the hatchback now starts at Rs 2.41 lakh, as opposed to Rs 2.67 lakh pre-GST. That's a reduction of Rs 26,000. Prices have been slashed across variants. The top variant is now Rs 34,000 cheaper and now costs Rs 3.39 lakh as opposed to Rs 3.73 lakh pre-GST.
Delhi:The starting price for the car remains unchanged for Delhi and starts at Rs 2.41 lakh. However, the top variant has received a Rs 2,000 reduction and now costs Rs 3.39 lakh. Prices have been slashed across all variants except the base variant.
Do note that prices for insurance are marginally higher, as they are taxed at 18 per cent instead of the earlier 15 per cent.
Datsun redi-GO Variants
Datsun redi-GO prices start at Rs. 2.50 lakh for petrol and goes upto Rs. 4.06 lakh. Datsun redi-GO is available in 10 variants and 5 colours.
Datsun is set to launch its micro-hatchback, the redi-GO in the Indian market, which happens to be its third offering. Will Nissan’s sub-brand get third time lucky?
For a brand that gave us a car like the 240Z aka the legendary Fairlady, Datsun has seen a radical shift in focus. Nissan brought the Datsun name back in 2013 to offer small, affordable cars to the masses, especially in emerging markets like India. For a country obsessed with affordability, that should have spelt instant success, but the Go and GO+ didn’t quite click, particularly since cost cutting in the quest for affordability was pretty obvious on both cars. The redi-GO concept Nissan showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo looked promising, and the production version that’s set to be launched seems to have a lot going for it too.
Nissan invited us to Kolkata, the city of joy, to experience its cheery little hatchback that shares a lot with its cousin and arch rival, the Renault Kwid. I for one was keen on seeing how the redi-GO feels after the impressive little Kwid, but the bigger question is will the redi-GO be able to revive Datsun’s fortunes?
The redi-GO’s design is completely different from the Kwid, unlike Renault-Nissan’s previous offerings that were ‘badge-engineered’. The redi-GO looks nothing like...read more »
May 13, 2016 By Ravi Ved, Photography Vikrant Date
Datsun has given the answer to the likes of Maruti Alto and Alto K10, Renault Kwid, Hyundai Eon and Tata Nano in the form of its redi Go budget hatchback. Redi GO is retailed in the price range of Rs 2.41-3.72 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and has got that two engine options - 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre with respective output of 54 PS / 72 Nm and 68 PS / 91 Nm. Both these motors come fitted with 5-speed manual transmission powering the front wheels of the car. Funky and youthful styling of the redi Go is one of its key highlights and MPV-like stance of the car maximizes the cabin space inside. The 1541 mm of height also ensure that there is no dearth of the head room even for the tall passengers. The quality levels are acceptable though the fit and finished could have been better at some places.
Datsun redi-GO Exterior and Interior
The Datsun redi-GO's tall body, high ground clearance and an aggressive face help it confidently pull off the mini crossover look. No wonder it's the most sought after car in the Datsun lineup. The LED DRLs look tacky, but there are enough cuts and creases in the body panels to make the overall design far more appealing than what its price tag would suggest.
The 800cc variants of the redi-GO had a grey interior, which looked pretty basic. With the launch of the 1.0-litre variant, Datsun updated all trims of the redi-GO with black panels, which gives the cabin a richer vibe. Asymmetric AC vents offer a unique styling twist while a small MID behind the thick steering wheel offers lots of information. Storage spaces are abundant, but there are no bottle holders on any of the four doors. The tall dimensions liberate a lot of space inside, and there's no shortage of headroom or knee room even for tall occupants.
Datsun redi-GO Specifications
The redi-GO has a 799cc and a 999cc engine, both of which are available in a 3-cylinder configuration. Power output for the two motors stands at 54PS and 68PS while the torque is rated at 72Nm and 91Nm, respectively. Both the powertrains are paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The smaller engine delivers 22.7kmpl, and the bigger one can run 22.5kmpl.
Datsun redi-GO Variants
The Datsun redi-GO is available in five trims: D, A, T, S and Sport. There's also a T(O) trim that sits between the T and S variants. The smaller motor is available across all variants, but the bigger engine is only available in the T(O) and S options. Pricing for the 800cc variants ranges from Rs 2.41 lakh for the D trim and goes up to Rs 3.63 lakh for the Sport. The 1.0-litre variants are available at a premium of Rs 23,200 over comparable 800cc variants and priced at Rs 3.57 lakh for the T(O) and Rs 3.72 lakh for the S. There's no automatic available with the redi-GO, but it's likely to borrow the 5-speed AMT setup from the Renault Kwid.
Datsun redi-GO Competitors
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800:The Alto 800 challenges the 800cc trims of the redi-GO. On the design front, the Alto 800 feels dated, but its strength lies in its reliable mechanicals, extensive sales and service network, low running costs and a strong resale value. Although its USP isn't visible to the naked eye, it’s still at the top of its game.
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10:The Alto K10 competes with the 1.0-litre variants of the redi-GO and offers the same no-frills ownership experience that you'd associate with a Maruti, in a package that's quite a bit faster than the basic Alto 800. It has its shortcomings which swell up when parked next to the Kwid. Thankfully, it packs no unpleasant surprises, and that's its strength.
Hyundai Eon:The Eon wears Hyundai’s Fluidic design theme that's starting to show its age. Just like the Alto, it offers solid reliability and a low cost of ownership. What sets it apart from the competition is its styling, which is more than just functional. The 1.0-litre engine in the Eon has a bit more power and torque, but its heavier kerb weight keeps its performance at par with the Alto K10. Just like the redi-GO, the Eon doesn't offer an automatic transmission of any kind.
Renault Kwid:The Kwid has made budget hatchbacks cool without sacrificing on practicality. It is surprisingly spacious, very well-equipped and handles bad roads with ease. The only critical miss is the lack of ABS, but the competition doesn't offer that either. The rotary dial-type AMT is available with the bigger 1.0-litre engine, and it's, possibly, ‘the world’s simplest interface in an automatic’. Although this system requires a steep initial learning curve for experienced drivers, the benefits for new drivers are unmatched.
The redi-GO brings the tall boy design to the entry-level hatchback game. Despite its limited length, it offers good headroom and usable cabin space. A high seating position offers a good view of the road ahead, and the healthy ground clearance of 185mm allows you to overcome larger speed bumps without scraping the belly. The redi-GO shares its engines with the Renault Kwid, albeit without the option of an AMT. The Datsun badge seems to be the only thing holding it back.
Recently Asked User Questions and FAQs about Datsun redi-GO
User Questions and Answers
Amaan_Shia asked a question on 10 April 2018
Q.What do you think about the overall performance of redigo?What do you think about the overall performance of redigo?
From a price perspective, it's good. Go for the 1.0-liter variant which offers decent power and torque output.From a price perspective, it's good. Go for the 1.0-liter variant which offers decent power and torque output.
answered by Kumar_Shalender on 13 April 2018
Abhishek_Singh_13 asked a question on 28 March 2018
Q.Should I go for Datsun redigo?Should I go for Datsun redigo?
Sorry abhishek I have not purchased yet so I really don't know. But I'm planning to buy one very soon . It looks beautiful.Sorry abhishek I have not purchased yet so I really don't know. But I'm planning to buy one very soon . It looks beautiful.
answered by riyaz_khan on 2 April 2018
PRAKASH_SHARMA asked a question on 27 March 2018
Q.Datsun redi go d petrol and a petrol- what is the difference?Datsun redi go d petrol and a petrol- what is the difference?
The difference in the D and A variant is in the feature list. The A variant is more equipped and comes with speed-sensitive power steering, air conditioner, and digital tachometer, accessory socket anThe difference in the D and A variant is in the feature list. The A variant is more equipped and comes with speed-sensitive power steering, air conditioner, and digital tachometer, accessory socket and engine immobilizer....Read More
answered by Kumar_Shalender on 2 April 2018
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