Review: Datsun Redi-Go petrol variant


New Delhi: Japanese car maker Datsun had launched its new Redi-Go in the Indian market with a starting price of Rs 2.39 lakh (ex-showrrom Delhi). Datsun is set to go against Maruti Alto 800, Hyundai Eon and Renault Kwid.

Based on the CMF-A platform, the first thing that one would notice is the design similarity between the actual production version and the concept itself which was showcased two years ago.

Armed with sharp character lines, the side profile seamlessly merges into the tall boy design. Further the presence of 13 inch wheels helps the cause as the variant that we test drove had plastic hubcaps on it tough it can be expected that the lowest variant would only feature steel rims in this case.

The tailgate offers a three-dimensional look that features horizontal lights, a thin chrome strip running right across with a Redi-Go badge pasted right above located on the right hand side. Below it is a two piece bumper that provides a pair of round reflector inserts along with a chrome tip exhaust.

There are fabric seats on offers, which surprisingly cater to good amount of under thy support, head and shoulder room. Whereas, when we talk about knee room, this hatch caters to 542mm which is reasonable to seat a 6 foot individual with the front seat pulled all the way back. 

Powering the Datsun redi-Go is a 799cc petrol motor that churns out 54PS @ 5678 rpm and a decent 72Nm of torque at 4386 rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and the redi-Go is touted to return an average fuel consumption of 25.17-km/litre.

As far as performance is concerned, the little petrol motor is quite peppy and does the job in getting the redi-Go about town with ease. Starting from Rs 2.39 lakhs, Datsun will be hopeful that the competitive pricing of the redi-Go will help it get-off to a good start.