Datsun redi-GO

Nissan’s budget-friendly outfit Datsun has officially launched the new redi-GO in India. Dubbed as an “urban-cross” vehicle, the hatchback is the brand’s fifth model to enter the market after the Go in 2013, the Go+ mini MPV, the mi-DO, and the on-DO sedan.

Like the Renault Kwid, which was launched in the Indian market in 2015, the redi-GO is based on Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF-A (Common Module Family) platform. Despite sharing the same architecture, the redi-GO has 5 mm more ground clearance over the French crossover at 185 mm.

In terms of physical appearance, the redi-GO is not far off its siblings thanks to the trademark “D-cut” front grille, which is complemented by a pair of slim headlights and what appears to be LED daytime running light bars on the lower part of the front bumper.

The cabin features a pretty straightforward layout. It has a three-spoke steering wheel, an uncluttered centre console with a radio head unit and buttons for the air-conditioner, and plenty of storage space. Datsun says its tall body structure enables the engineers to deliver a commanding driving position with a high eye-point.

Again, like the Kwid, powering the redi-GO is a minuscule 800 cc, three-cylinder petrol engine with 53 hp and 74 Nm of torque. The unit is paired to a five-speed manual transmission – no mention of any automatic whatsoever.





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