Datsun has launched the all new Datsun redi-GO for sale at an event in Delhi today. It will be available in five grades.
The Datsun redi-GO is essentially built on the same principle as the Renault KWID – good design and frugal engineering. The end result is quite a stunner, especially when you consider it’s starting price of Rs 2.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). However, there are areas for improvement as well.
The cost cuttings that Datsun has made to keep its prices cut throat are largely evident on the inside, in contrast to the Renault Kwid. A lot of body panels are visible, but the automaker has given clever touches to make them look aesthetically good.
Datsun redi-GO D – Rs 2,38,900
Datsun redi-GO A – Rs 2,82,649
Datsun redi-GO T – Rs 3,09,149
Datsun redi-GO T(O) – Rs 3,19,399
Datsun redi-GO S – Rs 3,34,399
The redi-GO is offered with a standard two year warranty/unlimited kilometers with free roadside assistance. An optional package extends the warranty to three years/unlimited kilometers.
The Datsun redi-GO is only available with one engine option at launch. Under the hood is a 0.8L petrol engine with i-SAT tech producing 54 hp and 72 Nm, paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.
It is capable of sprinting from 0-100 km/h in a best-in-class figure of 15.98 seconds. With a light foot, the redi-GO can average an ARAI-certified fuel economy of 25.17 km/L.
The redi-GO measures 3,429 mm long, 1,560 mm wide, 1,541 mm high, has a wheelbase of 2,348 mm, and boasts of a best-in-class ground clearance of 185 mm.
It also shares the highly localized CMF-A platform with the Renault Kwid, which is 250 mm longer than the redi-GO. The boot in the Datsun redi-GO is 222L in volume.
The top-end 'S' grade comes equipped with LED daytime running lights, front power windows, power steering, a music system with radio/CD/USB/AUX input and a drivers airbag.
The instrument cluster is borrowed from the GO clan, but features subtle differences. The driver information system now comes with a digital gearshift indicator, unlike the GO/GO+ which have a manual one. Moreover, the new steering wheel looks sportier compared to its siblings.
There is no Bluetooth connectivity in any of the audio systems the company has to offer. The top-end variant comes with radio and CD/MP3 playback along with aux-in and USB connectivity. This is a brand new unit and is not even offered with the GO hatch as well. The mid-variant borrows the audio system from the GO, featuring the mobile docking station. In terms of connectivity it offers aux-in while there is a USB port on offer, but only for charging.
The interior space is similar to that of the Kwid — having nearly identical wheelbase and sharing the same platform, which is one of best in the segment. Datsun has highlighted that the front seats are ‘low-fatigue seats’ just like how they marketed with the GO as well. Speaking of the boot space, the redi-GO comes with 222-litres of boot space, which can be extended further by folding the rear bench.