Looking To Book The Datsun Redi-GO? Let’s Look At Some Of The Pros & Cons

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The entry-level small hatchback car segment is exciting with the number of choices from different manufacturers. We have the Maruti Alto 800, Renault Kwid, Hyundai Eon and recently launched Datsun Redi-GO.

Does the Datsun Redi-GO have what it takes? Let us look at some of the pros and cons of the small hatchback from Datsun.

First, the not so good aspect of the Datsun Redi-GO.

Disadvantages of the Datsun Redi-GO

The Datsun Redi-GO has been launched in the market when we have the dependable Maruti Alto 800 and the stylish and bold Renault Kwid. To cut competition, Datsun has priced the Redi-GO competitively.

Since the pricing is low, the quality suffers in the Datsun Redi-GO, there is excessive vibration from the engine and can be heard inside the cabin.

Also Read: Disadvantages and Advantages of the Renault Kwid

The Renault Kwid comes loaded with premium features like the touchscreen infotainment system. For Datsun to price the Redi-GO closer to the Kwid does not seem value for money.

On the highway, the performance of the Datsun Redi-GO is mediocre; it is pleasant when driven at less than 100kmph.

To cut cost and price the car at the lower end, you see a lot of exposed metal inside the cabin. All or most of the cars come with plastic cladding to have a better interior; however, the Redi-GO suffers here.

Cost cutting has resulted in the provision of a single wiper, wheels with three lugnut and small 28-litre fuel tank capacity. The Alto 800 and Kwid fuel tank capacity is at 32 - 35 litres.

Some of missing essentials are the internally adjustable ORVMs, retractable seat belts for the rear passengers, and central locking.

Lastly, the Nissan-Datsun dealership and after sales network is far inferior to Maruti or Hyundai.

Advantages of the Datsun Redi-GO

Datsun's other products in India are the GO and GO+ which are mediocre and cheap in design and quality. However, with the Redi-GO, Datsun has found the mojo and the design are funky and sporty for an entry-level hatchback.

The 185mm of ground clearance is the highest in the segment and helps in city driving conditions. When it comes to cabin space, the Redi-GO comes out in flying colours. Both ingress and egress are commendable for tall and elderly persons.

Maruti's Alto 800 comes with 177-litres in boot space; however, the Redi-GO comes with 222-litres. When you compare the pricing of the Alto 800 to the Redi-GO, it's a value-for-money proposition.

Datsun offers five years and unlimited kilometres as extended warranty, which is a deal if you are looking at after sales service. Other mentions include equipment on the budget car - driver's airbag, DRLs, full MID, remote for the audio system.

Verdict of the Datsun Redi-GO

Datsun's best bet for the Indian market currently is the Redi-GO. The design especially is great, and the funky looking design is much better compared to the likes of Maruti Alto 800 or even the Hyundai Eon.

The Redi-GO lacks the premium quotient which the Renault has equipped the Kwid. Apart from it, if you are looking to buy the Redi-GO, it has the USP of good looks and basic requirements of cabin space, fuel efficiency, and a crisp drivability, then Redi-GO could be your choice.

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Story first published: Thursday, August 11, 2016, 17:23 [IST]
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