Yes to Datsun redi-GO

Datsun India is about to launch India’s first ever fusion car, a superb combination of compact crossover and urban hatchback. A crossover car always has a unique look and is both stylish and effective, performance wise. However, the credit goes to Datsun for introducing the all new Datsun redi-GO, the awesome  Urban Cross.

While discussing with a friend about cars a day before at the office, we were pondering over some of the unique features of Datsun redi-Go. The car looks stunning at a glance and is quite alluring. But, as we delved deeper to explore more of it, we find it as a reliable, stylish, and efficient car.

Here are some of the features which, I think, are the most attractive for this beauty at an affordable price.

The Look: Exterior 

A lot of effort is there to give the car a suave look. It looks compact and sleek yet robust and hardy. The silvery touch is quite appealing. The honeycomb pattern of the Datsun signature grill perfectly frames the Datsun badge. The heightened stance has an edge over the others in this category. The daytime running lamps are an extra advantage. I like the elongated, large, upswept,  headlamps and the tail lamps design as well.

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But the best thing is the high ground clearance. With an 185 mm ground clearance, you are at an ease to deal with low obstacles, a known problem on Indian roads.

Overall, the exterior is classy and elegant.


The Look: Interior

The interior looks pretty good. The sporty looking high seats with more-than-enough space in the glass areas have given the interior a comfortable and airy look. The dashboard with the modern digital tachometer and the drive computer are there to provide the driver with all the necessary information. The power windows can be operated both by the driver and the passengers making things easier. The compact audio system has Radio, CD, MP3, USB, and Aux-in.

Driving Comfort

To me, driving comfort comes first and as in my family, it’s always my duty to drive, I need to ensure that the preferred car provides that enough. Datsun redi-Go has a 5-Speed manual transmission that gives a swift control and obviously, a seamless response to the driving demand.

The Drive Computer is an efficient and handy feature. It displays the average mileage, distance to empty, fuel remaining in addition to normal features available in other cars. This means you are always in full control of your car.

The air-conditioning is wonderful and, an 89 CC compressor with integrated centre AC vents ensures that passengers on the rear seats are comfortably cooled.


Fuel Efficiency 

This is a very important factor for Indians, we all know. With the petrol/diesel price always heading northwards, a car needs to be fuel efficient.

The 799 cc engine of redi-GO has an impressive fuel economy of  25.17 km/L. Long trips with family and friends seem to be affordable with it. Datsun uses an i-SAT (Intelligent Spark Automated Technology) with the engine to optimize the performance.

Another important feature is the small turning radius. In a city like Mumbai, you often find yourself in a tight spot while parking. A full turn around with just 4.7-metre turning radius would be of immense help in those cases.

I would like to go for a test drive to have a taste of all new redi-Go from Datsun with all the mentioned features. A test drive through the city roads is most preferred.

Fun. Freedom. Confidence. The ultimate Urban Cross – Datsun redi-GO – the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback.

All the images are provided by Datsun India.