Living true to the Nissan DNA, Datsun Cars have been surprising Indian car buyers by giving them quality and economical products and making it harder to make a decision. The world knows about the success of Maruti 800 which was later replaced by a newer model called Maruti Suzuki Alto 800. Datsun has never underestimated the potential of Indian buyers and that’s why it entered into the market with highly economical Datsun cars like Datsun Go and Datsun Go+. Later in 2016, the Datsun redi-Go was launched to take over the entry-level car segment. The market leaders of this segment are Maruti Suzuki Alto line-up and Renault Kwid. Datsun redi-Go gives an appreciable competition to the existing leaders given the people’s trust over Maruti brand since ages and a significant rise in sale of Renault Kwid units have scared many manufacturers.
Datsun Redi-Go Engine
The Datsun redi-Go houses an out-of-the box I-SAT engine which stands for integrated spark automated technology and is offered in 0.8 liter and 1.0-liter options. The Datsun redi-Go is sold only in Petrol fuel engine option with 6 different variants. The engine of this car is of 799 cc producing a power of 53 BHP at 5678 RPM and a torque of 72 NM at 4386 RPM. The Datsun redi-Go is a front wheel drive vehicle with a peak ARAI approved mileage of 22.7 km/l. It houses a 5-speed transmission box with no alternative for AMT or CVT.
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Datsun Redi-Go Price
The Datsun redi-Go price starts from Rs. 2.8 lacs for the base trim D which goes to Rs. 3.95 lac for the top variant S. the price difference between the base and top variant is approximately of Rs 1 lac which is same as that of Datsun Go.
Datsun Redi-Go Features
The Datsun redi-Go is strategically priced below Renault Kwid to make it give a run for money and houses loads of features. However, the below trims are not spotted with airbags, the top variant S has dual front airbags. The Datsun redi-Go wins the match with a taller design prospecting to a greater cabin space however the rear passengers might have to face some comfort issue with a cramped boot of 222 litres. There is ample storage space in the cabin in form of cup holders, bottle holders, door pockets and cubby holes. The interior feels more of plastic which is of average quality but is done deliberately to cut some costs there. There is a presence of power windows for front passengers, electric power steering and child door lock along with engine immobilizer. Though the Datsun redi-Go misses the touch screen infotainment system on Renault Kwid, it still houses AUX-in USB Bluetooth Stereo system.
If someone is planning their first car to buy, Datsun redi-Go is a strong contender with macho looking hatchback along with minimum running and maintenance costs. Since it is a fuel-efficient vehicle, it will be an ideal choice for middle-class buyers with proper basic features and Datsun-Nissan credibility.