Datsun India has finally launched the AMT transmission in the 1.0-litre variant of the Redi GO. Datsun RediGO AMT prices start at ₹ 3.80 lakh and go all the way up to ₹ 3.95 lakh. Bookings for the new car have been underway since 10th of this month. With the aunch of the new Datsun RediGO AMT, the entry-level hatchback from Nissan-Datsun is now available in three variants – 0.8-litre with Manual Transmission, 1.0-litre with Manual Transmission, and 1.0-litre with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT).
Jerome Saigot, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Datsun redi-GO Smart Drive Auto combines the convenience and flexibility of dual-driving mode with best-in-class ground clearance, cabin space, boot space and head room. In line with our commitment towards our customers, we are launching the new redi-GO Smart Drive Auto at an attractive introductory price and rich features in its segment.” At just Rs 3.80-3.95 lakh, we do feel that the the Datsun RediGO AMT prices make this car a good value-for-money option.
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Datsun RediGo AMT Prices in India
|Minimum Price||₹ 3.80 Lakh|
|Maximum Price||₹ 3.95 Lakh|
The AMT model of the RediGO, much like other 1000cc variants, has been launched only in the high-end S and T(O) trims. Compared to its 1000cc sibling, the new car commands a price premium of around ₹ 35,000. Even the new AMT version has gone on sale in only two trim levels – S and T(O).
With the launch of the new Datsun RediGO AMT, this entry-level hatchback becomes the third such product, after the Alto and Kwid, to offer an AMT with a 1.0-litre engine. The Redi Go 1.0 also rivals the Eon. However, with a high cabin space and a really stylish exterior, the AMT model should enjoy an edge over most its competition.
Datsun RediGO AMT Specifications
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.0-litre, 3-cylinder, Petrol|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed AMT (Automated Manual Transmission)|
There isn’t any change in the engine. The new car gets the same 1.0-litre engine that comes with the manual transmission models. The Redi Go commenced its Indian innings with a 799cc, 3-cylinder, petrol engine that has a max. power of 53 BHP and a peak torque of 72 Nm. On the other hand, the 1.0-litre engine outputs 67 BHP and 91 Nm.The RediGo 1.0 is built on the CMF-A architecture from the Renault Nissan group. The new AMT model won’t get any changes for its suspension.
Datsun RediGO AMT Mileage
|Mileage (ARAI)||22.5 KMPL|
The new rediGO 1.0 is pretty high on the fuel mileage front. With an ARAI-tested mileage of 22.5 KMPL, the new model is only 0.2 KMPL less fuel efficient than its 0.8-litre sibling. We expect the AMT model to have the same mileage figure.
Datsun RediGo AMT Features
This Datsun is a budget-end offering. Hence, one can never expect it to come with a host of features to enhance comfort and convenience. That said, the new 1.0 AMT model will come in the top-of-the-line S and T(O) trims, which means it will get you at least a handful of features. Here’s a list of all the available features on the fully-loaded version. It’s noteworthy here that the audio system being offered is a rather basic unit. There’s no smartphone integration or a touchscreen interface.
- Black Interior
- Driver’s side Airbag
- Digital Tachometer
- Engine immobilizer
- Central Locking
- Music System with AUX and USB
- Chrome Grille
- Power Steering
- Body-coloured Door Handles
- Both side ORVMs
- Power Windows
- Body-coloured Bumpers
Datsun RediGo AMT Dimensions
|Turning Radius||4.73 m|
|Ground Clearance||185 mm|
As you must have guessed by now, there’s absolutely no change in the dimensions. The rediGo isn’t too big on the outside, but thanks to its clever design, there’s enough space on the inside. Another highlight of this car is its really high ground clearance of 185 mm. To put things in perspective, the Hyundai Creta has a ground clearance of 180 mm.
Datsun RediGo AMT Competition
Datsun RediGo AMT Review Exterior Design
Except for AMT badge, there won’t be any difference in the way the two transmission variants of the rediGo 1.0 would look. We’re sure that this will be done in the interest of a competitive price tag. A new design for the wheelcaps and some decals should be welcome though.
The rediGo looks a lot like the rediGO concept that was showcased some years ago. Talking about this concept, Shiro Nakamura, SVP and Chief Creative Officer and the designer of the new GT-R, said,”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.” And indeed, the rediGo has turned out to be a really logical design. It’s modern and distinctive, but clean and robust. Basically, this car provides a good amalgam of practicality of a small hatchback along with the rugged stance of a crossover. Highlights of this car’s design include short overhangs, crossover-ish stance and the strong twin character lines running along the side profile. The stylish headlamps along with the funky Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) add a touch of sophistication.
Datsun RediGo AMT Interior Design Review
While the exterior of the Datsun redi Go 1.0 impresses with its design, the interior is pretty utilitarian. Again, there’s hardly any change in the way the new variant looks on the inside. However, the interior panels get an all-black theme to make things slightly more exciting. Also, the aircon vents now come with faux silver highlights. There’s also a slightly fancy speedo console with a digital tachometer. And let’s not forget about the acres of space this entry-level hatchback has on offer. Seating 4 full grown adults in considerable comfort is not an issue with this car. There’s also a decent boot space of 222-litres. Other than this, the new model gets optional black-red seat covers to make the interior slightly more interesting. Also, we do like the gloss trim on the centre console. The AMT models will of course get a different gear lever.
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