Datsun has launched the redi-GO 1.0-litre at a price of Rs 3,57,333. The latest variant of the car with a new heart has been launched a year after its base 800cc variant was first put on sale in the Indian Market.
The public response to the larger Go and Go+ may not have been very good, but Datsun's third offering in the Indian market - the redi-GO, with its funky, muscular looks created a buzz in the entry-level hatchback segment, a segment in which cars generally have boring, contemporary design.
The Datsun redi-GO 1.0 remains the same, design wise, retaining the muscular tall boy design. The exterior is exactly like that on the the base 800cc variant, with the only differentiator being the 1.0 badge on the tailgate
The interiors on the new car now carry an all-black theme with the seats and dashboard all done up in black. The roof though has been left with the beige colour, which, to a certain extent takes away the charm of the all-black theme.
The new redi-GO 1.0-litre features a music system with disc drive, USB support and AUX input. Other features on offer include keyless entry and central locking which can be activated from the inside through a button placed next to the centre console. The car features just one airbag for the driver's seat.
The new Datsun redi-GO 1.0-litre is powered by the same naturally aspirated 999cc engine as the Renault Kwid. The three-cylinder engine has a maximum power output of 67bhp and peak torque output of 91Nm, 14bhp and 19Nm more than the 800cc variant. With an ARAI-tested fuel efficiency of 22.5kpl and real world fuel efficiency of 19-20kpl, the redi-GO 1.0-litre still retains its frugal characteristics.
Datsun redi-GO 1 litre Engine Specifications
|Max Torque||91Nm |
|Gearbox||5-speed manual |
The steering of the Datsun redi-GO is light, and allows good maneuverability in city limits, and the same light feel plays havoc with the driving feel out on the highway.
With the new engine under the hood, the Datsun redi-GO 1.0-litre has upped its game against the competition. Datsun, as expected, has kept the prices aggressive, even when compared with the Renault Kwid.
Datsun redi-GO Price List:
|Datsun redi-GO Variants||Price Ex-Showroom (Pan-India)|
|redi-GO D (800cc)||Rs 2.41 lakh|
|redi-GO A (800cc)||Rs 3.02 lakh|
|redi-GO T (800cc)||Rs 3.24 lakh|
|redi-GO T (O) (800cc)||Rs 3.34 lakh|
|redi-GO S (800cc)||Rs 3.49 lakh|
|redi-GO Sport (800cc)||Rs 3.63 lakh|
|redi-GO T (O) (1000cc)||Rs 3.57 lakh|
|redi-GO S (1000cc)||Rs 3.72 lakh|
The 1.0-litre engine is available in two variants: T (O) and S, priced at Rs 3.57 and Rs 3.72 Lakh respectively. The AMT-driven variant of the small hatchback is expected to be launched later this year.
A spacious cabin, a muscular appearance, aggressive pricing, frugal drinking habits and now a little more power. The Datsun redi-GO seems like a good package overall for the first time car buyer.