Datsun India will launch the AMT version of the Redi Go hatchback in June 2017, which will be powered by a 1.0L 3-cylinder petrol engine.
Datsun launched its first ‘Urban Cross’, redi-Go in India last year with an option of a single petrol engine paired to the five-speed manual unit. Built on Renault-Nissan’s CMF-A platform, redi-GO shares underpinnings with Kwid, a volume gainer for Renault India. Just as its French cousin Kwid, redi-GO is also prepping to receive the 1.0 litre petrol engine along with an AMT gearbox by mid-2017. Datsun redi GO 1000cc AMT is expected to use the same unit that powers Kwid. In terms of transmission, it will either be paired to the 5-speed manual gearbox or an AMT unit borrowed from Kwid. It is to be noted that the 1.0 litre petrol engine and the AMT unit are likely to be available on the S variant in the carline. In terms of looks, the hatchback will remain largely same with superficial changes expected to the exterior. Coming to the standard version, its success in India market is attributed to the quirky styling and frugal engine returning above 25km/l. As for power, it houses the same 800cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine used in Kwid. The 800cc engine puts out 53.2bhp of power and 72Nm of torque, for transmitting power it gets the conventional five-speed manual gearbox. Read More – Datsun redi Go – All You Need To Know
Datsun is expected to add the 1.0 litre petrol engine to the line-up along with the AMT option sometime by mid-2017. Both the variants will reportedly be launched by June 2017.
|Redi Go 1.0L||3.50 lakh|
|Redi Go AMT||3.8 lakh to Rs 4 lakh|
Slotted below Kwid in terms of pricing, the standard redi-Go is priced between Rs 2.38 lakh to Rs 3.54 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). As for the 1.0 litre variant, it is estimated to be a tad costlier than the 800cc trim at around Rs 3.50 lakh. On the other hand the AMT equipped variant could be priced in the vicinity of Rs 3.8 lakh to Rs 4 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|
Datsun redi-GO sources power from the 799cc, 3-cylinder, DOHC petrol engine tuned to put out 53.2bhp of maximum power and 72Nm of torque. It uses the five-speed manual transmission to direct power to wheels. The upcoming Datsun redi-GO 1.0 litre will draw power from the same engine that does duty on 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 options on the Datsun 1.0 litre could include a five-speed manual gearbox and the same AMT dial rotary unit equipped in Kwid.
|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.
Expected to be available on the S variant in the carline redi-GO 1.0 litre and AMT variants will most likely be similar to the regular model in terms of equipment. That said the 1.0 litre and AMT variants of redi-GO are expected to get chrome finished front grille, headlamps with silver inserts, daytime running lights, driver side airbag, body coloured bumper, ORVMs on driver & passenger side, air conditioner, front power windows, music system with AUX and USB connectivity and power steering among several others.
|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.
Source – ET Auto