2020 Datsun Redi-Go launched | Prices start at Rs 2.83 lakh
Datsun India has launched the 2020 Redi-Go at Rs 2.83 lakh, ex-showroom, India. This is the price for the base petrol manual variant with the 0.8-litre engine while the range topping 1-litre petrol with AMT comes at a sticker of Rs 4.77 lakh. These are the two engine options to choose from and the AMT is available only with the top of the line T(O) variant.
Datsun has certainly upped the game in terms of the Redi-Go’s design. There’s a lot going on at the front with the sharper bumper, slimmer headlamps, long L-shaped DRLs, and a slightly larger grille with chrome surrounds. The Redi-Go also gets two-tone wheel covers and segment first fog-lamps. At the rear, the design remains unchanged.
Step on the inside and the upgrades to the cabin are rather distinct. The outgoing Redi-Go had a plain all-black cabin and that has now been upgraded to a dual tone black and silver dashboard layout that looks more premium than before. The dual tone door trim panels and fabric seat covers also elevate the quality of the cabin. The most significant addition here is the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
In terms of powertrain, the 0.8-litre and 1-litre engines are both BS6 complaint. The former makes 54bhp and 72Nm of torque and can be only had with a 5-speed manual transmission. Its claimed fuel efficiency figure stands at 20.7kmpl. The 1-litre engine on the other hand, makes 67bhp and 91Nm of torque and can be had with a 5-speed manual gearbox or an AMT. Its claimed fuel efficiency is slightly better at 21.7kmpl.
The Redi-Go with the 0.8-litre engine undercuts its rivals, the Renault Kwid 0.8 and the Maruti Suzuki Alto marginally. On the other hand, the Redi-Go with the 1-litre engine goes up against the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso and the Kwid 1.0. The S-Presso is the most affordable manual with 1-litre engine here while the Kwid remains the most affordable AMT with a 1-litre engine in the segment.