The Global NCAP Crash test result also came out for the popular Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Hyundai Santro and Maruti WagonR
The Global NCAP crash test results for 2019 have been revealed for Indian cars and Datsun RediGO has received a total of one star in terms of safety. Mind you, this is the entry level hatchback from the Japanese manufacturer.
Datsun RediGO was tested under #SaferCarsForIndia campaign where the Global NCAP crash test result came out to be one star in adult protection and two stars for child occupancy.
The overall result of the Global NCAP crash test explained it in a gist that the bodyshell area and footwell area are unstable. The test was carried out on the entry level trim of the RediGO which is the ‘D’. It comes with driver side airbag, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and seat belt warning.
In a nutshell, the results said that the neck and the head area was offered with some protection but the poor protection of the driver’s chest area was one at the fault. This led to the one star rating.
The child protection was tested by using a 3-year-old and 18-month-old dummy. It was given a low two-star rating as the static reel seatbelt at the back were unable to restrict the child seat movement under the impact.
The test also showed that when the crash strikes, the heads of the 3-year-old and 18-month-old dummy were impacted the most. The entry level hatchback also misses out on the three-point middle seat belt and ISOFIX mount child seats which further lost the points of the safety.
Other safety features on the Datsun RediGO includes rear parking sensors, seat belt warnings, child safety lock, engine immobilizer and high speed alert system. This is the most affordable Datsun cars which are on the list till now.
Datsun RediGO comes in two engine configuration, a 0.8L and the bigger 1.0L engine. The smaller 800cc engine produces 54 bhp and 72 Nm of peak torque while the 1000cc motor is tuned to make 68 bhp with 91 Nm of torque.
The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and the top-spec variants are available with a 5-speed AMT as well. It is one of the most affordable automatic cars in India. the mileage of the 800cc engine is 22.7 kmpl and the other one gives 22.5 kmpl.
Currently, the closest competition of Datsun RediGO is Maruti Alto 800 and the facelifted Renault Kwid. The price of the Datsun’s entry level hatchback starts at Rs 2.8 lakh and top model fetches up to Rs 4.38 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.