New Delhi: Datsun launched budgeted hatchback Redi-Go in Indian market. Redi-Go is priced between Rs 2.38 lakh and Rs 3.34 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Redi-Go will go up against Tata Nano, Hyundai Eon, Renault Kwid and Maruti Alto.
Powered by a three-cylinder, 800cc i-SAT petrol engine, which also does the duty on the Kwid, the redi-GO will deliver 54PS power and 72Nm torque to the wheels. As per Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), the redi-GO will run 25.17kmpl.
Datsun India says the redi-GO will clock 100 kmph in 15.9 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 140 kmph.
The car has a familiar Datsun grille on the front, which looks more powerful in this “urban-cross”. The flowlines are much similar to the rival Hyundai Eon from the front and along the side profile. However, the shape of the boot lid disappoints.
Datsun at least should have offered the front dual airbags in the top three trims, as that would not have budged the base price mark off Rs 2.39 lakh. And with the redi-GO’s French sibling Kwid failing in the crash tests, Datsun should have taught its baby machine to be safer at work.
With a new aggressive design and a widened sales and service network, Datsun eyes to root itself in India after its failure to make a great mark earlier with the GO and the GO+. Datsun will be available in five colour variants Lime, White, Ruby, Silver and Grey.