Spotted: Datsun Redi-Go spied in Ooty
Will be cheaper than rival Renault Kwid.Based on the same platform as Renault Kwid, new Datsun Redi-Go is all set to be launched in India on the 1st...
Will be cheaper than rival Renault Kwid.Based on the same platform as Renault Kwid, new Datsun Redi-Go is all set to be launched in India on the 1st of June 2016, where it will be priced in the range of INR 2.5 lakh to INR 3.5 lakh.
One of our readers in Coimbatore managed to click the Datsun Redi-Go ahead of launch. As per the reader, the car was in Ooty for a TVC shoot. Surprising that Datsun is shooting the TVC of Redi-Go in Ooty and not in a busy city, for which the car has been built.Designed as an Urban Cross, Redi-Go is powered by a 0.8 liter three cylinder petrol engine. This engine delivers 54 PS @ 5678 rpm and 72 Nm @ 4386 rpm. This means it is more powerful than the Alto 800, but less powerful than Hyundai Eon. Mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox, mileage claimed by Datsun Redi-Go is 25.17 kmpl. This makes it the most efficient car in the segment along with Renault Kwid.
Based on the concept which was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo by the same name, the small car gets a tall-boy design, narrow top half and a wider bottom half. This makes the car look big in pictures, but smaller in real life.
We test drove the car in Kolkata during national media drive earlier this month. You can read our full review here.
Datsun Redi-Go vs Rivals
Datsun redi-Go Renault Kwid Maruti Alto 800 Hyundai Eon 0.8L
Length 3429 mm 3679 mm 3430 mm 3495 mm
Width 1560 mm 1579 mm 1490 mm 1550 mm
Height 1541 mm 1478 mm 1475 mm 1500 mm
Wheelbase 2348 mm 2422 mm 2360 mm 2380 mm
Ground Clearance 185 mm 180 mm 160 mm 170 mm
Boot Space (L) 222 300 187 220
Turning Radius 4.73 m NA 4.6 m NA
Fuel Tank (L) 28 28 35 32
Engine 3-cy (P) 3-cy (P) 3-cy (P) 3-cy (P)
Displacement 799 cc 799 cc 796 cc 814 cc
Transmission 5-MT 5-MT 5-MT 5-MT
Power 54 PS @ 5678 rpm 54 PS @ 5678 rpm 48 PS @ 6,000 rpm 56 PS @ 5,500 rpm
Torque 72 Nm @ 4386 rpm 72 Nm @ 4386 rpm 69 Nm @ 3500 rpm 74.5 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Mileage in kmpl 25.17 25.17 24.7 21.1
Weight in Kg 640 (approx) 660 (approx) 695 760
Price in Lakh 2.5 – 3.5 (est) 2.62 – 3.67 2.49 – 3.34 3.24 – 4.42
This article has first appeared in Rushlane.com