Datsun RediGO Review: An Affordable Car In India
Datsun RediGO can be described as a badge-engineered Renault Kwid. Its design is what distinguishes it from the French hatchback. Instead of the muscular, SUV-esque design sported by Kwid, RediGo gets a more angular, tallboy design. The following review will look at the similarities and differences between the two hatchbacks and we will explore how it fairs as a standalone entry-level hatch.
Even though Kwid was quite aggressively priced, to begin with, RediGO’s base model comes with a cheaper price tag. The prices for RediGO’s base ‘D’ variant start at Rs. 2.49 Lakh. There is a total of ten variants on offer and an option of an automated manual transmission like the one found in Kwid is also available.
|D||Rs. 2.49 Lakh|
|A||Rs. 3.04 Lakh|
|T||Rs. 3.3 Lakh|
|T OPTION||Rs. 3.39 Lakh|
|S||Rs. 3.64 Lakh|
|1.0 T OPTION||Rs. 3.63 Lakh|
|1.0 S||Rs. 3.78 Lakh|
|GOLD S||Rs. 3.75 Lakh|
|AMT 1.0 T OPTION||Rs. 3.81 Lakh|
|AMT 1.0S||Rs. 3.96 Lakh|
Datsun RediGO features a tallboy design, which translates into more cabin space. At the front, we get the large hexagonal grille, LED DRLs encased in smoked swept back headlamps and integrated skid plate. The small car rides on 13-inch wheels.
RediGo is one the tallest offerings in its segment, it also has the highest ground clearance which will translate into a more comfortable ride. As compared to Kwid, RediGo gets 5mm of extra suspension travel. RediGo also has a shorter wheelbase as compared to its French sibling. This means nippier handling and a shorter turning radius. Lastly, 300 litres of cargo capacity is the best in class.
|Boot space||300 litres|
|Fuel tank capacity||28 litres|
The entertainment unit comes with AUX-in and USB connectivity. There is also a shift-up indicator and courtesy of its design, RediGO comes with plenty of cabin space. The music system does not come with Bluetooth compatibility.
Engine and Transmission
Datsun RediGO is offered with the same powertrain as the one found in Renault Kwid. The car also share same gearbox options, both manual and AMT. The powertrain produces a peak power output of 53.3bhp and 72Nm of torque. What the Japanese hatch does not share with Kwid is its power-to-weight ratio.
Datsun RediGO comes with an ARAI claimed fuel economy of 22kmpl, which is inferior in comparison to its sibling Kwid, as its fuel economy stat stands at 25.17kmpl.
|Fuel economy||22 Kmpl|
In terms of features, RediGO comes with Rear-door child lock, shift-up indicator, Accessory socket, Immobilizer, Air conditioner, Two front speakers, Body-coloured door handles, Mobile docking system and Daytime running lamps.
Datsun RediGo comes with ‘Pro Safe-7’ mechanism and gets a reinforced crash protection shell, electric power steering with an impact absorbing feature, driver-side airbag and immobilizer.
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RediGO is offered in Silver, Lime, White, Ruby and Grey colour schemes
- Lots of cabin space
- Competitive pricing
- No dual airbags
- Inferior entertainment system