The Datsun redi-GO 1.0L will lock horns against the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and Hyundai Eon.
Datsun India has finally introduced the more powerful iteration of the redi GO hatchback at Rs 3.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Pan India). At this price, the Datsun redi GO 1000cc (1.0L) version goes up against the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and Renault Kwid 1.0L. We have already driven the car and have explained everything about its features and performance. Designed on the Renault-Nissan’s CMF- modular platform, the new Datsun redi GO 1.0L is made available only on the fully-loaded S and T (O) trims of the model lineup.
Besides sharing its platform with its French cousin Kwid, the redi GO 1.0L uses the same 67bhp, 1000cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine that does duty in the donor hatchback. That said, Datsun has boosted this motor with Intelligent Spark Automated Technology (iSAT) for achieving high mileage figures. On the Kwid, this 1.0L unit returns a claimed mileage of 22.04kmpl (ARAI certified), and the redi GO 1.0L delivers 22.5kmpl of fuel efficiency. The small car comes with the conventional 5-speed manual gearbox. Save for a few body graphic changes (new badging and body decal), the the Datsun redi GO 1.0L retains the original design and dimensions. The list of features has also been carried over from the 800cc version. Read More – Datsun redi Go – All You Need To Know
Datsun redi GO 1.0L – Video Review
First launched in June 2016, the Datsun redi GO is the most affordable offering from the Japanese carmaker in India. Touted as India’s first ‘Urban Cross’, the redi GO sports a tall boy design with lots of sporty elements and a liberate cabin space. Aiming to boost its sales, the company had introduced the Sport edition of the small car with nine new features and three new colour options. Datsun roped in the Olympic medalist Sakshi Malik as its brand ambassador.
|Variant||Ex-showroom, Pan India|
|redi GO 1.0L T (O)||Rs 3.57 lakh|
|redi GO 1.0L S||Rs 3.72 lakh|
The redi GO 1.0L receives a more powerful engine and minor cosmetic updates. These subtle changes have made it slightly pricier than the regular model. Available on the top-spec T (O) and S variants, the new redi GO 1.0L comes with a price tag of Rs 3.57 lakh and Rs 3.72 lakh respectively (ex-showroom, Pan India). This makes it a direct rival of the Maruti Alto K10 and Hyundai Eon.
The 1000cc version of the hatchback has finally gone on sale in the country. The Japanese carmaker will further expand the carline with an AMT version. The Datsun redi GO AMT is likely to be rolled out sometime later this year. Photo Gallery: Datsun redi GO – 10 Interesting Things
|Maximum||Rs 4 lakh|
While the Datsun redi GO 1.0L version is tagged at Rs lakh, the AMT model is estimated to be priced around Rs 3.8 lakh – Rs 4 lakh (ex-showroom).
|Specifications||Redi Go 1.0L AMT|
|Engine||1.0L Sce petrol|
|Gearbox||5-speed MT & 5-speed Easy R-AMT|
Power for the new 1000cc redi GO comes from a 1.0-litre SCe petrol engine, which is already used in the Kwid 1.0-litre. This motor delivers a top power of 67bhp against a peak torque of 91Nm. The standard model of the hatchback is propelled by a 799cc, 3-cylinder, DOHC petrol engine that pushes out a maximum power of 53.2bhp and 72Nm of torque. This motor is linked to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Datsun redi GO AMT will use the same 1.0L powertrain generating 67bhp and 91Nm of torque. This motor will be paired to an AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) gearbox instead of the regular 5-speed manual unit. Read – Datsun GO Cross – Launch Details & Pictures
|Redi Go 1.0||22.5kmpl|
|Redi Go AMT||24kmpl (Expected)|
Powered with the 799cc petrol engine, the standard redi GO delivers a claimed mileage of 25.17kmpl (ARAI certified). Fuel economy of the more powerful 1.0 litre model is slightly higher than the 800cc model – all thanks to Intelligent Spark Automated Technology (iSAT) . The Datsun redi GO 1.0L returns an impressive 22.5kmpl of fuel economy. On the other hand, the AMT-equipped model is estimated to give around 24kmpl.
– Chrome finished Grille
– Headlamps with silver insert
– Body coloured bumper
– ORVMs on driver & passenger side
– Air conditioner
– Music system with AUX and USB connectivity
– Power Steering
– Driver side airbag
|Dimensions||Redi Go 1.0L|
No dimensional changes have been made to the car. The Datsun redi GO 1.0L continues to measure 3,429mm in length, 1,560mm in width and 1,541mm in height. The hatchback sits on 2,348mm of wheelbase, offering decent cabin space for occupants. It offers a luggage area of 222 litres. Other details like ground clearance and turning radius stand at 185mm and 4.73m respectively.
Suspension system of the Datsun redi-GO 1.0 litre and AMT remains unchanged. The small car continues to feature McPherson strut with lower transverse link & twin tube hydraulic shock absorbers and twist beam with coil spring & twin hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers at the front and rear axles respectively.
Visually, the Datsun redi-GO 1.0 litre looks exactly similar to the standard 800cc model. Though, there are subtle cosmetic updates including additional badging and body decal. The small car uses the CMF-A platform that also underpins the Kwid hatchback. There has been a conscious effort from carmakers to improve the visual appearance of the hatchback in the budget segment. Eon was the first car to ditch the mundane design and Kwid revolutionized it further.
Datsun’s small car 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. The face of the car is accentuated with a hexagonal grille with honeycomb pattern and chrome embellishment and pulled back headlamps that get narrow towards the end.
The LED daytime running lights (DRLs) are yet another first in segment feature that put it apart from other models. The chromed bumper with 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.
Similar to the exterior, the cabin might receive minimal changes and a few additional features. It is expected to retain the same layout and styling as on the 800cc model. In terms of cabin space, the redi-GO is more comfortable compared to rivals, offering decent room to passengers seated in front and rear. As far as features are concerned, the small car 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.