The Datsun Redi-Go was launched earlier this month. In a matter of just a couple of weeks, the new small car from Datsun India has created quite a stir. Launched at an entry-level price of INR 2.39 Lakhs, the Redi Go just can’t be ignored. But there’s much more to this car than just the lucrative price tag. For starters, it looks unlike your typical budget-end hatchback. And then, it has an almost stellar mileage figure. It also has some first-in-class features that further set it apart from the usual crop of cheap hatchbacks. So, should the entry-level car buyers consider this car? Here we give you some reasons to buy the Datsun Redi Go-
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1. Attractive Price
|Datson Redi Go D||INR 2.39 Lakhs|
|Datson Redi Go A||INR 2.82 Lakhs|
|Datson Redi Go T||INR 3.09 Lakhs|
|Datson Redi Go T (O)||INR 3.19 Lakhs|
|Datson Redi Go S||INR 3.34 Lakhs|
The price of Redi Go is lower than that of the Maruti Alto 800 800. Guess what, it’s priced lower to the Renault Kwid too! At a starting price of just INR 2.39 lakhs, the Redi Go looks like tremendous value for money. Also, the price starts looking even more attractive if you factor in that the Redi Go shares its engine with the Kwid! Here’s a price comparison between the Redi Go, Renault Kwid and Alto 800-
|Datsun Redi Go||Renault Kwid||Maruti Alto 800|
|INR 2.39-3.34 Lakhs||INR 2.62-3.37 Lakhs||INR 2.49-3.28 Lakhs|
2. Macho Looks
While it’s the Renault Kwid that became the first small hatchback to have SUV-like styling, Redi Go’s stylish crossover looks ensue that the latest Datsun looks nothing like anything out there. The Redi Go acts as a pre-cursor to Datsun’s future design language. The manufacturer says the Redi Go’s design expresses the excitement of “ready to go” before its drivers start the journey. Talking about the Redi Go Concept, Shiro Nakamura, Chief Creative Officer, has commented,”Although Datsun redi-GO Concept is just that – a concept – it shows clearly the way we are thinking. It’s an ambitious styling exploration but, being a Datsun, it is a logical design, too.”
Here’s a look at the Redi Go’s stylish exterior-
3. High Mileage- 25.17 KMPL
‘Kitna Deti Hai?’ – Again, another area where the Redi Go is ahead of the Alto 800. With an ARAI-rated fuel mileage of 25.17 KMPL, the Redi Go is as fuel efficient as the Renault Kwid. Following are real-world mileage figures-
Datsun Redi Go Mileage
4. Cheapest Car To Have LED Daytime Running Lamps!
Admit it, we love cars with LED DRLs! And the new Datsun Redi Go becomes the cheapest cars to sport these. The top-end trim, the Redi Go S, gets a set of LED Daytime Running Lamps. Now, the second lowest priced car to have DRLs is Mahindra KUV100, which costs almost twice! The LED DRLs enhance the cool quotient of this already well-styled car. What’s more? DRLs also play an important role with enhancing the road safety. Thanks to these lights, it gets easier to get noticed on, say, a rainy day.
5. Also Offers a Driver-side Airbag
Ok, this has got more to do with complying to the laws but the Redi Go’s top-end model also offers a driver-side airbag. As is obvious, this makes the Redi Go a pretty safe car. We have always believed that passive safety features such as SRS Airbags go a long way in saving lives. We are happy that a low-priced car like the Redi Go gets an airbag.
6. Airy Interior
The Redi Go is a compact car but it offers a really airy cabin. Thanks to a height of 1,541 mm and light colour tone of the upholstery, the Redi Go’s interior feels pretty airy. The Redi Go can seat 4 full-grown adults in reasonable comfort. Even the boot space, which is of 222-litres, is more than that of the Alto.
|Datsun Redi Go Dimensions|
|Turning Radius||4.73 m|
|Ground Clearance||185 mm|
7. Unlimited KMs Warranty
The new Datsun Redi GO offers a warranty of 2 years/unlimited kms. Generally, car manufacturer offer a warranty for not more than 50,000 KMs. But with an unlimited KMs warranty on the Redi Go, we feel that new car buyers won’t have any problem trusting Datsun, which is a relatively new player in the market. Also, this is a sign of the amount of trust Nissan-Datsun has on its product. Of course, it is ultimately the customer that benefits the most from all of it.
8. Free Road-side Assistance
It’s not just thru segment-best warranty that the manufacturer hopes to win the trust of Indian entry car buyers. Datsun is also offering a free road-side assistance package to the buyers of the Redi Go. So in case your Redi Go breaks down in an unfortunate event, you won’t be left stranded on road for long. Help will be just a phone call away!
9. High Seating Position
Another thing that impresses us is that high seating position that this car offers. The driver of the Redi Go gets a pretty commanding view of the road. which is something that should impress fans of SUVs. A high seating position that offers a commanding view gives confidence to the driver to squeeze into small gaps. It also instills a sense of pride, which is again something that SUVs are famous for.
10. Comfortable on Bad Roads
The Redi Go offers you a decent ride quality for a car of its size and cost. The suspension has been tuned well and it soaks in most of the craters with ease. A high ground clearance of 185 mm is another advantage that this car enjoys. The Redi Go rides in a more matured manner than most of the cars of its size and cost.
Datsun Redi Go Specs
|Length x Width x Height||3429 x 1560 x 1541 mm|
|Kerb Weight||760 KGs|
|Wheel Type and Size||13” Steel Rims|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||0.8 L Three Cylinder Petrol|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||-NA-|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed manual|
|Mileage||25.17 kpl (claimed)|
|Air Conditioner Type||Manual|
|Power Windows||Yes (2)|
|Steering Audio Controls||No|
So these are the 10 reasons to buy Datsun Redi Go. Do let us know in case you want us to include another detail here. Also, what do you think of our list of Reasons to buy Datsun Redi Go? Do share your views by commenting below.