Datsun Redi GO vs Tata Nano GenX


The Datsun Redi-Go is positioned in the A-segment of Indian car market. Priced ultra competitively at INR 2.39 lakhs, the Redi Go rivals cars like the Alto and the Kwid. However, there is a car that is cheaper than even the Redi-GO. The Tata Nano isn’t the most popular hatchback around and the redi-GO could threaten to take more buyers away from it. We have already driven the Redi Go and you can click HERE for our test drive review. In this Datsun Redi GO vs Tata Nano GenX comparison, we compare the two models on price, specifications and features.

Datsun Redi GO vs Tata Nano GenX Comparison Price, specs, images

Also See – Redi-Go India Launch | Redi GO vs Maruti Alto | Redi GO vs Kwid

Datsun Redi Go vs Tata Nano GenX Price

Tata Nano GenX vs Datsun Redi Go Price Comparison

Tata Nano GenX Price* Datsun Redi Go Price*
XE INR 2.06 lacs Datson Redi Go D INR 2.39 Lakhs
XM INR 2.42 lacs Datson Redi Go A INR 2.82 Lakhs
XT INR 2.62 lacs Datson Redi Go T INR 3.09 Lakhs
XMA INR 2.83 lacs Datson Redi Go T(O) INR 3.19 Lakhs
XTA INR 3.03 lacs Datson Redi Go S INR 3.34 Lakhs

*Ex-Showroom, New Delhi prices of the Datsun Redi-GO and Tata Nano GenX

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Tata Nano still the cheapest car on sale in India

The Redi-GO’s ultra-competitive pricing has raised quite a few eyebrows. While it is expected to go up in a few months, it will still come across as attractive. However, it is still more expensive than the Nano by about 30,000 rupees ensuring the Tata Nano retains the crown of the “Cheapest Car in India”. Tata also offers the Nano with an optional 5-speed AMT in the XM and XT trims making it the cheapest automatic hatchback you can buy right now. For the 30,000 more than what you have to pay for the Nano you get a bigger engine, more power, and, obviously, better performance, added features and a more car-like feel overall.

Datsun Redi Go Video Review

Datsun Redi Go vs Tata Nano GenX Specifications

Powering the Redi-GO is the same engine that does duty on the Renault Kwid – a 799 cc Three-Cylinder Petrol. It churns out a maximum power of 54 PS and a peak torque of 72 Nm while returning an ARAI certified mileage of 25.17 kpl. Transmission duties are handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox as Datsun does not offer an automatic transmission or AMT with the Redi-GO yet. The rear mounted 624 cc 2-cylinder petrol engine powering the Nano makes 37 bhp of peak power and 51 Nm of peak torque.

Datsun Redi Go Tata Nano GenX
Length 3429 mm 3164 mm
Width 1560 mm 1750 mm
Height 1541 mm 1652 mm
Wheelbase 2348 mm 2230 mm
Engine capacity 799 cc 624 cc
Configuration 3 cylinders, DOHC Petrol 2 cylinders, SOHC Petrol
Power 53 bhp 37 bhp
Torque 72 Nm 51 Nm
Transmission 5-speed MT 4-speed MT/5-speed AMT
Tyre size 80 / 155 R13 135 / 70 R12
Boot volume 222 L 110 L
Fuel tank volume 28 litres 24 litres

Interestingly, the Nano is wider and taller than the redi-GO, but shorter in length. Also, the Nano can be had with either a 4-speed manual transmission or an automatic transmission in the form of a 5-speed AMT unit. Datsun Redi-GO’s boot space is almost double that of the Nano’s and the fuel tank is also bigger by about 4 litres.

Datsun Redi GO vs Tata Nano GenX Mileage Comparison

Datsun Redi-GO Tata Nano GenX
25.17 kpl 23.6 kpl

ARAI certified mileage of the Tata Nano stands at 23.6 kpl, which is less than that of the redi-GO’s, but the real world mileage figures are likely to be closer. Automatic variants of the Nano return a claimed mileage of 21.9 kpl.

Datsun Redi GO vs Tata Nano GenX – Dimensions

Datsun Redi-GO Tata Nano
Length 3429 mm 3164 mm
Width 1560 mm 1750 mm
Height 1541 mm 1652 mm
Wheelbase 2348 mm 2230 mm
Ground Clearance 185 mm 180 mm
Wheel Size 13-inch 12-inch

Datsun Redi Go vs Tata Nano GenX Features Comparison

Keeping mind that both these cars are entry level hatchbacks, the list of features isn’t really that long. The base variant of the Redi-GO even misses out on air conditioning, power steering, door pockets, etc. Top end variants of both cars come with air conditioning, central locking, body coloured bumpers, front power windows and an audio unit. Additionally, the Nano’s audio unit also gets USB, AUX and Bluetooth support. Unlike its cousin, the Kwid, redi-GO does not come with a touchscreen audio unit with navigation support.

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Fixed aircon vent for the rear passengers in the Datsun Redi-GO

Exterior and Interior Design

The exteriors of the Redi-GO and the Nano are devoid of any boxiness. Both cars boast of a tall-boy design with high ground clearance figures of 185 mm and 180 mm for the Redi-GO and Nano respectively. The Datsun, owing to the fact that it is brand new, is bound to turn more heads on the road at least until they become a common sight. That aside, the redi-GO boasts of sharper lines as opposed to the curvier lines seen on the Nano. However, like we always say, design is a matter of personal taste and it all boils down to the buyer and his/her preference.

Interiors of both these cars come finished in a light colour scheme with black highlights for the centre console. The Nano’s steering, shared with other Tata cars, increases the premium-ness levels slightly. The Nano’s dashboard is characterised by a centrally mounted speedo while the redi-GO gets a more conventional setup. Rear passengers have to make do with a fixed rear AC vent in the Datsun redi-GO.


The new Datsun Redi Go goes on sale in five colours – White, Lime Green, Ruby Red, Gray, Silver.

The Tata Nano is available in seven colours – Dazzle Blue, Damson Purple, Persian Rose, Meteor Silver, Pearl White, Sangria Red, Royal Gold

Datsun Redi Go vs Tata Nano GenX Comparison Verdict

It will be very interesting to see how the launch of the Redi GO affects the sales of its competitors. While the Nano and the redi-GO aren’t exactly direct rivals, saving some money and opting for the Nano isn’t exactly a bad idea if an urban runabout is all you’re looking for. Also, only the Nano is available with an automatic. However, the Redi-GO feels more car-like and offers better performance and mileage.

  • Design – The Nano and redi-GO are both tall boy designs with decent interior space. The redi-GO is new and looks more striking than the curvier Nano.
  • Features – Top end variants of the Redi-GO and Nano come with the essentials such as AC, audio unit, etc. Nano is slightly more feature-rich.
  • Specifications – Powering the Nano is a smaller 624 cc engine that puts out less power and torque than the redi-GO’s 799 cc unit. However, only the Nano is offered with an automatic transmission option.
  • Price – The Tata Nano is priced around INR 30,000 lower than the Datsun redi-GO.

We will, as always, keep you updated regarding the Datsun Redi Go price and images. Also, we will update the Datsun Redi Go vs Tata Nano comparison as we get our hands on more info. Do let us know what you think of our Datsun Redi Go vs Tata Nano comparison via the comments section below.

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