Datsun India will launch the AMT version of the Redi Go hatchback in mid-2017, which will be powered by a 1.0L 3-cylinder petrol engine.
Nissan’s low-cost brand, Datsun had launched India’s first ‘Urban Cross’, redi-GO in the Indian market last year. The model comes equipped with single petrol engine, which is coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox. As a reminder, the small car is based on Renault-Nissan’s CMF-A modular platform that also underpins the Renault Kwid. Similar to its French cousin Kwid, the redi-GO will also get a new 1.0-litre petrol engine along with an AMT gearbox. The Datsun redi GO 1000cc AMT version will be launched in India by mid-2017.
This model will share its engine from the Kwid 1000cc. Adding to it, the vehicle will be paired to a five-speed AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) gearbox. If reports are to be believed, the new 1.0-litre petrol engine and the AMT unit will be offered on the S variant in the carline. Design wise, the hatchback will remain largely same except for the few changes to body graphics. The current version is powered by an 800cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 53.2bhp and 72Nm of torque. For transmitting power, it gets the conventional five-speed manual gearbox. The new version will get a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine producing 67bhp and 91Nm of torque. Read More – Datsun redi Go – All You Need To Know
The company is yet to make an official announcement on the launch of redi Go 1000cc. We expect this small car with AMT gearbox could be launched during mid-2017. We will update you as soon as Datsun reveals anything on the same.
|Redi Go 1.0L||3.50 lakh|
|Redi Go AMT||3.8 lakh to Rs 4 lakh|
The standard version of the hatchback is positioned below Kwid in terms of pricing. The current model is priced between Rs 2.38 lakh to Rs 3.54 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For the 1.0-litre variant, the redi Go 1000cc is expected to cost around Rs 30000 more than the regular variant. While the 1.0L equipped variant could be priced at Rs 3.50 lakh, the AMT version is likely to cost around Rs 3.8 lakh. Read More – Datsun Redi Go Sport Limited Edition Launched
|Specifications||Redi Go 1.0L AMT|
|Engine||1.0L Sce petrol|
|Gearbox||5-speed MT & 5-speed Easy R-AMT|
The current version of the redi Go comes with a 799cc, 3-cylinder, DOHC petrol engine that produces 53.2bhp of power and 72Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. On the other hand, the upcoming model will source power from the 1.0-litre SCe engine that also does duty in the Kwid 1.0-litre. This unit on the Kwid makes 67bhp and 91Nm of torque and is expected to retain the power output on the redi-Go. Transmission duties will be carried out by a 5-speed manual and an AMT gearbox.
|Redi Go 1.0||23kmpl|
|Redi Go AMT||24kmpl|
The 799cc petrol engine is quite frugal and is claimed to return imposing mileage rated at 25.17km/l (ARAI certified) on the standard redi-GO. Fuel economy for the 1.0 litre engine is likely to be slightly less than the regular variant at around 23km/l. The AMT equipped version on the other hand is expected to deliver around same mileage at 24km/l.
Chrome finished Grille
Headlamps with silver insert
Driver side airbag
Body coloured bumper
ORVMs on driver & passenger side
Music system with AUX and USB connectivity
|Dimensions||Redi Go 1.0L|
Dimensionally, it will be identical to the 800cc version that measures 3,429mm in length, 1,560mm in width and 1,541mm in height. The wheelbase at 2,348mm implicates decent room for occupants inside the cabin and it offers 222 litres of boot space for storing luggage. Other details like ground clearance and turning radius are measured at 185mm and 4.73m respectively.
Suspension system on the Datsun redi-GO 1.0 litre and AMT will be retained from the 800cc model. In front it will get the McPherson strut with lower transverse link & twin tube hydraulic shock absorbers and rear will equip twist beam with coil spring & twin hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers.
Datsun redi-GO 1.0 litre and AMT versions will be similar to the regular model, save for some insignificant changes if any. Talking of the standard model, it is based on the same CMF-A platform that underpins Kwid, yet both the hatchbacks are radically different. There has been a conscious effort from carmakers to improve the visual appearance of the hatchbacks in the budget segment. Eon was the first car to ditch the mundane design and Kwid revolutionized it further. Coming to the Datsun redi-GO, it has a sporty appearance and use of quirky elements personifies it. Given that both Kwid and redi-GO are built on the same platform, this also testifies the versatility of the platform that can be used to build different models in future. Talking of the design, the face gets hexagonal grille with honeycomb pattern and chrome embellishment around the grille looks good. Headlamps are pulled back and get narrow towards the end. The LED DRLs is yet another first in segment feature that puts is apart from other models. The chromed bumper equips integrated LED fog lights and the twin character lines run across the front and rear. Flanks sport pronounced wheel arches, rising beltline and skinnier tyres. Rear end of the hatchback features contoured tailgate, vertically stacked tail lamps and reflectors on lower bumper.
Just like exterior, expect minimal changes inside the cabin, except for a few additional features. It is expected to retain the same layout and styling as on the 800cc model. From the perspective of space, redi-GO is comfortable compared to rivals, offering decent room to passengers seated in front and rear. Coming to the in-cabin features, it is expected to get a 3-spoke steering wheel, front power widow with controls placed on the floor console, tall gear level and HVAC vents.
In the budget segment, Datsun redi-GO will compete with Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, Renault Kwid and Hyundai Eon. All the above mentioned models are also available with a 1.0 litre engine, but the AMT unit is offered only on the Alto K10 and Kwid.