Datsun Redi-Go Review & Pictures: The Go Getter


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Datsun Redi-Go Review Synopsis:

  • Datsun Redi-Go price tag starts at Rs.2.38 Lakh (Ex.showroom, Delhi). It launched on 7th June 2016.

  • It’s available in total 5 variants: D, A, T, T(O) and S in Petrol engine with a 5-speed manual transmission.

  • Redi-Go is an all-new entrant in the A2 (compact) segment and is projected as an ‘Urban Cross’ hatchback.

  • Under the hood, an 800 CC, 3-cylinder motor produces 54 PS power and 72 Nm torque. ARAI claimed mileage: 25.17 Kmpl.

  • It's chief USP includes bold styling, ground clearance, space & practicality at a down to earth price while biggest downside is marked by evident cost-cutting.
So does Datsun Redi-Go have what it takes to woo first time car buyers? Read on.
 
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Datsun Redi-Go: Introduction and Overview


Back in March 2012, Nissan announced comeback of the brand Datsun. Shortly after the announcement, Go hatchback hit our shores on July 15, 2013. The market response for Go hitherto has been nothing to write home about. The car was quickly followed by budget MPV for Indian market; the Go+, which was launched in January 2015. Inspite of being spacious and functional cars at a highly affordable (competitive?) price, both of them are somehow unable to strike the cord with Indian buyers, who usually look for as much as possible for as less as possible moolah; and of course a strong brand backing up is always an added advantage.

Since initial offerings from Datsun were overlooked by most of the buyers, the brand now needed a strong shot in the arm to gain back the attention of prospective buyers. All-new Redi-Go is a product which has been built taking all the experience with Indian market into consideration and had been given the responsibility of turning the brand around in Indian market. Huge responsibility? It is, especially when the competition is really fierce and the customers to deal with are the first time buyers; who are mostly influenced by the already loyal customers of market leader. While Go and Go+ were aimed at the likes of Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R, Hyundai i10 etc, the Redi-Go has even tougher competition to fight with; the ‘Mighty’ Maruti Suzuki Alto as well as its own more attractive cousin Renault Kwid.

Being one of the first vehicles to be built on the new Renault Nissan alliance CMF-A (Common Module Family-A-Segment) platform, The Redi-Go shares a lot of underpinnings with Renault Kwid; which is already enjoying a successful run in the Indian market. Where the Kwid offers a pseudo (let’s add one more pseudo here) SUV style, it is the Redi-Go with which Datsun (Nissan) has attempted to push boundaries even further and given the Redi-GO an offbeat crossover styling. First time showcased in the 2014 Auto Expo, the Redi-Go concept was good enough to woo most of the spectators.

Well, Datsun hasn’t cheated us I tell you. They haven’t done what was always being done – a beautiful concept and a bland product! Well, the production spec vehicle is very close to the concept and it is beautiful. Period. Datsun labels the Redi-Go an ‘Urban Cross’, with a stylish cab forward, tall-boy design and an SUV-like ground clearance of 185 mm, it’s certainly an entry-level hatchback to look out for.
 
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Datsun Redi-Go: Looks and Design

Before moving on to the exterior design, let me show a beautiful teaser image that was presented by Datsun:


Based on the ‘Yukan’ (‘Brave and Bold’ in Japanese) design language, the Redi-GO has actually surprised many as there is really very less to choose between what was the concept and what the actual product is. No wonder we got many queries ranging from what car it is to how much it will be priced. Well, beauty may lie in the eyes of beholder; there is a room for exception in the above saying and that’s where this out of the ordinary baby Datsun fits, it’s tall and handsome with some bold lines flowing around. We have seen many like it or hate it designs, many plain and timeless designs and many eccentric ones with wide acceptance too. This is one design which falls in the third category; it’s eccentric but is sure to gain a wide acceptance.

This eccentric design of the Redi-Go makes both its elder siblings feel outdated and gives the Redi-Go a distinct edge in the styling department as compared to recently facelifted and as unique as ‘Vanilla’ Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 as well as the recently introduced but beautiful Renault Kwid. Dominating the front is a large, hexagonal and chrome (thick) surrounded matte black grille sporting the Datsun logo in middle (Datsun signature D-Cut grille). Let me add an excerpt from the press kit, which will provide an idea of what Datsun intends to convey in the design language:
The front is dominated by the D-Cut grille - the Datsun logo takes a prominent central position over a honeycomb backdrop within a chrome surround.
The car features the fluid front aspect with the surface, running through the grille and the bold new headlamps, smoothly flowing into the bonnet, creating the impression that the car is still in motion even when it’s standing still

Let’s get back to the concept design teaser shot once again. Now compare the front end design to the same and we can very well identify the strong lines originating from around the large hexagonal grille and smoothly flowing all the way to back (to tail lights). Other than these creases originating from around the grille, we have the swept back headlamps which are finished in chrome and actually do gel really very very well with the front grille and the crease which begins from under the grille and goes all the way to end. There is absolutely no sign of anything which seems to have been fitted at a later stage, every design element seamlessly merges with another one giving the Redi-Go a sharp character (mark my words; it’s a Hyundai fluidic design beater).

Though there’s no provision of foglamps but there are LED DRLs in place equipped on the top-end variant. But these DRLs are by no means bright enough to gain attention of oncoming traffic under daylight at least; but yes, they won’t go unnoticed under low light conditions either (like dusk, dawn or heavy rainfall). There is this silver colored plastic cladding added to the lower-end of the bumper with a gap between the number plate and the cladding making for an pleasant appearance which is further amplified by the seamless and thoughtful integration of the cladding in itself
 
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Datsun Redi-Go: Looks and Design


Moving on the side view, you simply can’t ignore the tall height this hatchback has. Well, a high ground clearance coupled to a tall-boy cab = higher ride position. No wonder, the Redi-Go is taller than even the Hyundai Eon by 41mm. Let me again ask you to exercise your fingers and scroll up to the teaser image and it will help you understand the creases even better. Well, there are these two major design elements in the side profile which basically break the chances of any kind of monotony and add some zest to the design. There is this upper crease which starts right from under the front grille and goes all the way to back just to meet the tail lights passing through the shoulder line of the car; check the picture:


What actually grabs the eyeballs is a stronger and more prominent crease which starts right from the front doors and end up meeting the tail lamps at their base, a strong character line I must say. I doubt if anyone will ever need to have the door beadings on this car with such beautiful creases running around; especially in this lime green color in which every design element is just a bit more prominent (In fact, other journos with another color cars just wanted to swap cars with us for the same reason). The 155/80 R13 sized wheels and tyres look and feel just apt for the design and do a beautiful job of filling the wheel arches near perfectly without any gaps which look either smaller or larger than what’s needed. Additionally those shorter overhangs also give the Redi-Go an approach angle of 26.8 degree and a departure angle of 58.6 degree; this is going to help saving the bumpers from scraping on the road while passing through poor surfaces and deep craters.


Now with a beautiful front and side profile, we get to the rear which although is exciting but isn’t as special as the front and the side view feels. Although some have gone overboard declaring the rear a boring design but we have a different opinion. Although the rear is a bit plain but is definitely far from boring. The creases which we have been talking about don’t just end in the side profile itself; does the upper one ever end? Look at this image and we start discussing the rear:


Okay, so we have a small lip spoiler at the top, a big windshield, Datsun signature crease on the boot with that logo, a soft crease running through the bootlid, a stronger but smaller crease, a chrome strip (optional?), a big bumper with silver cladding, a small crease on bumper, two round reflectors and a chrome exhaust tip. That’s quite a list, at least way more than our own ‘as exciting as vanilla’ Maruti Alto 800 or maybe ’as exciting as strawberry’ Hyundai Eon.

There are a lot of design elements again but the way they are joined together to make this rear design which if not as exciting as mixed flavors, is not as boring as Vanilla or Strawberry either. The well-sized lip spoiler fits seamlessly with boot flow and doesn’t look out of place by any ways; though we would have loved to have the high mounted stop lamp on spoiler instead of being behind rear windshield, which would have just made it look even more handsome and premium too. The upper crease which has been passing through the shoulder line simply passes through the upper one-third of the tail lights just to flow smoothly into the point where the rear glass is fixed into the metal.


The same crease then passes through tail gate and again reaches front from another side (Voila! This character line is endless then :biggrin:). Just beneath the rear windshield, smack in the middle is this Datsun signature trough shaped crease which houses Datsun logo, right under that crease is a softer but wider semi circular crease passing through the tail gate; check thoroughly and you’ll notice that it’s a lower crease flowing through the doors gelling into the tailgate seamlessly passing through the lower part of tail lamps. Under this one is a smaller but stronger crease and that strip of chrome simply breaks the mass even further, making the things look sweeter. On the bumper we get that silver cladding which again fits seamlessly, beautify the things and adds a bit to the 'Urban cross' design character too.
 
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Datsun Redi-Go: Interiors, Features and Comfort

The high ground clearance and a tall-boy design results in an easy ingress as well as egress. The light build doors (perfect for the segment standard though) open wide enough and tall enough. Any six footer can comfortably get in and out of the car and the high set and well padded seats just add another dimension to the comfort that this baby Datsun offers. Tall and wide enough doors, light built but fine for segment standards with flip type door handles (which car in this segment offers pull type?) and a lot of exposed metal inside. Let some pictures do the talking now:


Once you are inside, you are greeted by a dashboard designed in beige and grey (why no more the all black interior?) with the plastic quality being on the acceptable side for the segment standards. But what puts off is a lot of exposed metal, though Datsun has announced that they will be providing panels to cover these exposed parts of metal throughout the cabin; rest we have our doubts if the budget buyers will buy many of such panels.


The dash layout is all in all on a simpler side and there won’t be anything to complain here. Dashboard seems to be a bit low set and the high seat seats simply add more to the all around visibility from the driver’s seat. Once you are in the driver seat (Well, you really sit ‘partially’ in them and not ‘on’ them, that means well sized, shaped and bolstered seats) then the first point of contact is the steering wheel and this is where Datsun has definitely put some effort.

The chunky steering wheel feels near perfectly sized and is easy to fall into hand carrying a near perfectly thick rim. The wheel is nicely contoured for the points to rest your thumb while driving straight and any trained eye can easily tell that this is a Renault Kwid steering in a different shade carrying a different logo (Badge engineering? :biggrin:). What we actually appreciate is the way the horn pad is extended to rim. All in all, we liked this steering wheel both in terms of design and functionality; and yes, that silver insert does look good, not the Hyundai level of finish here but quite acceptable. Although everything is placed quite well ergonomically but we wish these power window buttons were placed on the doors instead of ahead of gear lever. Here they are also at the risk of getting wet from some leaking bottle or a bottle with loose cap accidentally placed in the holders with car passing through a bad stretch.

The stalks are placed like what we are used to on Indian cars instead of the European style. What we disliked is the fact that the wiper control has only two speeds which are quite usable enough though but if you pull the stalk towards yourself then only water flows through the water jet but wipers are needed to be operated manually. Additionally the wiper coverage isn’t sufficient to cover on driver side leaving approx 5.5” of windshield glass area unwiped on the right hand side; this can cause a large blind spot and can become dangerous while driving on dual carriageways, especially during night.


The easy to read instrument cluster consists of a speedometer with simple, ample sized and easy to read fonts with a small trip computer screen which displays the rev counter (we would have preferred a manual tachometer though), odometer, trip meter, instantaneous fuel economy, average fuel economy and distance to empty. The screen is orange backlit and is on a smaller size as compared to what we would have liked, at times it becomes to read the fonts and you need to take your eyes off the road for at least a second to perfectly read any info you need to check.

The center console consists of ICE which is more of a basic unit offering FM, CD/MP3 playback, USB and auxiliary input. There are two speakers in front doors with nothing to write home about in terms of sound quality. Under the head unit lays simple and accessible air-conditioning controls. The AC is amongst one of the best bits in Redi-Go. It’s powerful enough to cool cabin quickly even under the happy Kolkata sun and with a huge glass area; strong AC it should be then. One thoughtful addition is a large triangular central AC vent which can be used to direct air towards the rear occupants; no more friends arguing in the car in a summer afternoon for AC vent direction :tongue:


There are no bottle holders on the doors but we get two on them in the cabin just ahead of the gear lever where a couple of 500 ml bottles can be stored. Additionally, there’s a flat storage space under the handbrake where tablet etc can be stored but this space being on a deeper side, I doubt anything will be stored in it. Rear occupants will have to do without any storage spaces though. The dashboard offers a glovebox small enough to store only the vehicle documents, it’s really on a smaller size. But there are three large open storage spaces, one just above the glovebox, one under the central console and one on the right hand side of steering wheel. The one above the glovebox as well as the one under the central console can be used to store even large sized smart phones when needed but the one on right hand side of steering wheel was only big enough to store a GoPro.


When it comes to seats, you will be surprised to have such a set of comfortable seats in a car of this price and segment. The seats have an acceptable shape, size and cushioning. Definitely better than what we get in Alto 800 or Eon. Adding to this is the headroom and legroom which just adds another dimension to the feeling of comfort. Shown below is minimum and maximum front legroom, minimum and maximum rear legroom and rear seat legroom and seat back


 
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Datsun Redi-Go: Performance, Braking, Ride and Handling


Idling slightly lower than 1000 rpm, this 799 cc three cylinder unit weighs as little as 57 kg, thanks to an alternator which isn’t a separate unit, a plastic oil sump and some minor weight reduction measures. This engine is not as much rev happy as much vibe happy it is. Put the key into key slot and start the engine; whole vehicle vibrates a bit and starts (Pucca SUV? :biggrin:) What actually is annoying is the fact that the entire vehicle vibrates a bit at idle and lower engine speeds (say 1000 RPM) and this vibration can be easily felt on the steering wheel, gear lever and pedals.

The mechanicals are exactly same as that of Renault Kwid; same engine, same five speed gearbox and same final drive. Then what is different? Well, the kerb weight, the Redi-Go weighs 25 kg lesser, that’s it. But what shouldn’t have been carried from Kwid was the power delivery. The engine is having a low end which is just sufficient to keep the car moving but as the revs rise then comes the worst part, the mid range seems to be absolutely flat and the only way to get past of the flat mid range is down shifting and going hard on throttle. It’s between 1500-3500 rpm that the progress is really slow, although it’s sufficient for regular commutes but press it hard and you will be left wanting for more power. Unlike the Alto and Eon; which offer quite a progressive power delivery, the power delivery of Kwid seems to be inconsistent and definitely anything but enthusiastic. I hoped that the top end will have some fun given the numbers those come at a heady 5678 rpm but the disappointment was still there. The engine didn’t show the eagerness to revv to glory at all and was actually happy being revved to 3000 - 3500 RPM max, after which it was unbearably loud and thrashy. What else we noticed that the gear lever has a jerky action every time we release the throttle and press it again, something anyone who drives with a hand on the gear lever will not appreciate for sure.


The clutch is on a lighter side, the dog leg type shifter is also good with a positive feeling coupled to a bit of rubbery shifts but all is well acceptable for the segment standards. Being a dog leg type shifter, you need to pull the safety ring up and push the lever towards the marked R position to engage the reverse, an important safety feature to avoid accidental shifting to reverse. Shift into the first cog and I slowly release the clutch.. thak thak thak thak and the car starts moving after vibrating to glory. I stop and try the same with slight throttle input and this time the vibes were lesser. Well, to enjoy a vibe free drive, the right foot always needs to be on the throttle pedal. First gear is all good till 35 kph after which the power cuts off calmly, second gear will take you to 70 kph under hard throttle and the third cog will easily take you to 115-120 kph, fourth gear was able to take up all the way to 140 kph (It could go more I guess but I backed off as the vehicle turned a bit scary) and fifth cog was on a taller side. With 100 kph coming at slightly lower than 3000 rpm in fifth gear, occasional highway trips won’t be noisy for the occupants and with engine running at under 3000 rpm, it is actually quite relaxed for the engine this size; that is going to aid fuel economy as well as long distance capability at the same time.

Datsun claims that the Redi-Go has a top whack of 140 Kph along with the best in class 0-100 kph timing of 15.9 seconds. Going by the in gear performance, we can believe the top whack of true 140 Kph (150 – 155 Kph on speedo) can be achieved on a long stretch. While the acceleration timings we tested a couple of times and our results were 21 seconds, 19 seconds and 18 seconds. 21 seconds came with AC on and two occupants in car. Wait, here is my fault as a driver, first of all a launch at lower revs (1 second loss), secondly I had issues with the clutch and wasn’t able to get a single perfect shift (3 seconds loss), AC on (1 second loss) and 2 occupants (1 more second loss). In third attempt I managed to get it at around 17.9 seconds without AC and with single occupant. Now since I personally wasn’t able to properly release the clutch to get the perfect shifts, so it would have saved 2 seconds easily. So I believe that the timing of 15.9 seconds can be attained if properly done and perfect shifts are attained.
 
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Datsun Redi-Go: Driving Dynamics and Safety Features


Although the steering wheel is very light to use but is devoid of feel, suspension and brakes do play their part quite well. This is a tallboy design but still has lively dynamics and the body roll is quite well controlled too; thanks to the tyres which are pushed at the extreme ends of the vehicle. Although it can’t take the corners as enthusiastically as say an Alto 800 but it isn’t as nervous as an Eon either. The 155 section tyres coupled to a low kerb weight provide good levels of grip and the owners will hardly find anything to complain in terms of dynamics and grip. It’s definitely better than the likes of Eon, Wagon-R etc at the corners. In fact I tried to corner hard in an Alto and the skinny tyres gave up in no time; that way we can say that Redi-Go is more or less comparable to even Alto to some extent (90%) as Alto is limited by the skinny tyres and Redi-Go by its height. I took a quick U-turn at 30 kph in this Datsun and except some minor skid from tyres, there was nothing out of sync, same for Alto 800 which was a bit more confident but tyres were begging for grip.

Suspension is set up at the softer side and that makes the city drives a pleasing affair. Minor deformations are well taken care at city speeds but that results in sloppy dynamics at anything over 80 kph. I found it really hard way I must say; we were to leave by 5 am in morning for second day drive but I left at 4:15 am itself with my support car so that I can get isolation for photography :biggrin:, that is when en-route to locations we were doing 80-120 kph continuously with Go+ being my support car. En route, there was a bump on the road which GO+ took care of easily and went through but the Redi-GO nearly lost the grip at 110 kph and got quite handful to get back into line. Although the car got back into line, else I’d have been found lying next to Victoria memorial that morning. So we reached the conclusion that the suspension is soft setup and if there is just one occupant in the car then going through big undulations at high speeds can get the car nervous at times. Brakes, Datsun claims, are best in class with around 32.3 m of stopping distance from 100 kph which we believe can be true going by our own experiences of hard braking.


In terms of safety, Datsun is offering a driver side airbag as an optional feature in the top end variant while ABS isn’t available in any of the variants even as an option (lost opportunity for creating a USP?) Additionally in terms of FE, the ARAI rated FE of 25.17 Kmpl is already impressive and we were also quite impressed looking at the fuel level which simply refuses to drop even under hard driving for kilometers. Now this engine and gearbox combo is already proven in the Kwid where it actually manages to deliver very impressive FE numbers, so we can expect an average of 18 - 20 Kmpl in real world driving conditions.

Question now arises; does it have what it takes to flatter the first time car buyers? Well, considering the overall package and an aggressive price tag, the Datsun Redi-Go turns out to be a promising entry-level hatchback. The car has got a quirky styling that itself is enough to enthuse a good number of buyers and can actually attract the young crowd towards it. Simply put, it’s beautiful outside and functional inside. The interiors are practical and designed pretty well. Ergonomics are good too and so is the comfort on offer. As a family car, the seating and space needs to be spot on and that’s where the Redi-Go makes a strong case for itself. The seating as well as space, both fare way better than current segment leader and a boot space of 222 liters just adds to another dimension to flexibility. All in all, the Redi-Go seems to be the product that Datsun as well as Indian buyers have been longing for. Now let the time tell what the future holds in hands for the Redi-Go. For now, we’ve our best wishes with team Datsun for their product and future endeavors.
 
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Datsun Redi-Go: Likes, Dislikes and Star Ratings



You’ll Love:
[thumbsup]
  • Quirky styling. It's a head turner for sure

  • Abundant headroom and legroom in the cabin

  • Good fuel economy figures and a promised segment least maintenance cost by Datsun

  • Tall seating, easy ingress and egress, well padded and shaped seats and all-around visibility

  • Very light steering at city speeds, soft suspension offers a generous ride quality at lower speeds

You’ll Loathe:
[thumbsdown]

  • Cost cutting evident. A lot of exposed metal

  • Light build, potential compromise in terms of safety

  • High NVH and inconsistent power delivery by the engine

  • Sales and service network of Nissan-Datsun in India is on a weaker side

  • Steering devoid of feel at higher speeds and nervous dynamics too once the speeds reach three digit figures

Datsun Redi-Go Star Ratings:

  • Design and Quality.................:

  • Comfort and Features............:

  • Engine and Performance.........:

  • Handling and Ride Quality.......:

  • Safety and Security Levels.....:

  • Overall Fuel Consumption.......:

  • Sales and Service Network.....:

  • Value For Money Factor.........:

  • The Automotive India's Verdict:
Here's how to interpret above ratings: http://www.theautomotiveindia.com/f...ive-india-reviews-star-ratings-explained.html
 
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Datsun Redi-Go: Price, Specifications, Comparison and Brochure



Datsun Redi-Go Price (Ex.showroom, Delhi):

  • D: Rs.2,38,000

  • A: Rs.2,82,649

  • T: Rs.3,09,149

  • T (O): Rs.3,19,399

  • S: Rs.3,34,399

Datsun Redi-Go Price (Ex.showroom, Mumbai):

  • D: Rs.2,49,220

  • A: Rs.2,94,859

  • T: Rs.3,22,504

  • T (O): Rs.3,33,197

  • S: Rs.3,48,845

Datsun Redi-Go Specifications:

  • Engine: 799 CC (Petrol)

  • Power: 53 BHP

  • Torque: 72 Nm

  • Transmission: 5 Speed Manual

  • Fuel Efficiency: 25.17 Kmpl

  • Front Brakes: Discs

  • Rear Brakes: Drums

  • Front Suspension: Double Pivot Arm

  • Rear Suspension: H-Type Torsion Beam

  • Fuel Tank: 28 Liters

  • Boot Space: 222 Liters

  • Length: 3429 mm

  • Width: 1560 mm

  • Height: 1541 mm

  • Wheelbase: 2348 mm

  • Tyre Size: 155/80 R13

  • Turning Radius: 4.73 m

  • Ground Clearance: 185 mm

Datsun Redi-Go Exterior Colors:

  • Brown

  • White

  • Silver*

  • Ruby Red

  • Lime Green*
Asterisk (*) denotes our preferred color choices.
 

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Datsun Redi-Go: Videos Review

The 799cc engine literally dances under the hood at the time of firing up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh7a7FYaP5M
Engine running NVH with hood open
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jbPfWCxwcg
Engine start and engine note inside the cabin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH_gd-3bOKU
Redi-Go in cabin NVH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg-WznZEhiw
Redi-Go acceleration and braking, description in Engine and performance part
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWZluQL2JYY
Light front bumper. Although it may result in a fantastic pedestrian safety; but I suspect if it can protect the car from anything more than a minor hit at 5 - 10 kph:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqwTzbTxD10
High Ground clearance of Datsun Redi-Go allows it to go past even bigger bumps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oquZJ_64kfo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzh6LeTKCXA
What's under the car, Redi-Go goes past over the cam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnHBV76B35E
High GC allows Redi-Go negotiate poor roads with an ease
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUBTu88hcoY
Camera mounted at driver eye position with wide angle to give an idea of the visibility ahead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOsEKKOKA7w
Single front windshield wiper, the coverage could have been better. Notice the unwiped area on driver side
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOEdQGdNVus
Datsun Redi-Go windscreen Wiper issue, huge blind spot can be caused in heavy rain, especially during night time because of large unwiped section
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eppxU9LcGGk
 
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Datsun Redi-Go: Pictorial Review

A view from the top



With her doors wide open



Side view. Notice the prominent creases



Handsome rear profile



The cladding is in silver color only in the lime green color cars, others get it black



All the available colors on Redi-Go (except white)



Observe slim rear bumper and a protruding boot



DRLs are barely visible during normal daylight



But these inserts look good even with DRLs turned off



155 section JK Tyre Ultima Neo offers decent grip



Traditional flap type door handles



5.5 inch blind spot on the windscreen



Single front wiper big enough but we would preferred it to have a bit more wiping area



Dual jet washer functional. Jets could have been stronger though and a bit more scattered



Ground clearance check. A 500 ml bottle used as a reference



A look under the body



No cladding in rear wheel-well. Simply some thick anti corrosive coating. A lot of tyre noise can transmit into cabin from here



Chrome tipped exhaust

 
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Datsun Redi-Go: Pictorial Review

Engine occupies quite a small space in the bay



ORVM similar to that of Go. Provides an average view



Rear doors open wide. Notice the exposed metal



Tyre pressure placard on front right hand side B pillar



Boot opening is narrow



222 liters of deep boot space



The ABS plastic made parcel tray is hard and can carry heavy items too. Probably up to 5 kgs




 
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Datsun Redi-Go: Pictorial Review

A view from IRVM. Notice thick C pillars and plenty of exposed metal.



Illuminated scuff plates are optional



They remain lit even with doors shut!



Narrow front door pockets can hold only papers. If you put in coins etc, they'll be lost for sure.



Door latch, it would have looked well in silver. It's disappointing that none of the variants gets central locking system



Keyhole is flimsy



The headlights are strong enough for night use but the cable type adjuster is really old school now



Functional central AC vent



Round side AC vents functional and well built too



MID from L – R: Instant fuel consumption, distance to empty, tripmeter, average fuel economy, odometer.



Air-conditioner controls borrowed from Go. They're easily accessible while driving.



Nippon ICE comes equipped with a remote control



Thoughtfully added hook to hold front footmats in place



Fuel lid and boot opener in driver footwell



Deep flat storage under handbrake lever



12V charging point under center console



Poor interior finish. Nevertheless acceptable by segment standards


 
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Datsun Redi-Go: Pictorial Review

Rear seat legroom with my driving position



5'10" height guy in rear seat with the seat adjusted for a 5'10" drivers driving position, notice the headroom, legroom and thigh support



Rear seat space with large-sized adult in place and driver seat adjusted to my driving position for 5'10"



Driver headroom for a 5'10" driver Driver backrest height for a 5'10" driver Rear seat headroom



Driver seat adjustment lever. We would have preferred the rod type though running the width of seat



Static type rear seat belts are to be hooked when not in use, they won't retract themselves.



Hook for holding the seatbelts in place, needed to be used with a light hand else can break under hard force



The third ‘Go’ in the Indian market. Can it live upto expectations? We’re pretty sure it can.



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Note: Thread now live. Thanks for an extremely comprehensive review, Vipul. Highly appreciated. [thumbsup]

TAI-gers, please also head on to this link to check a fantastic launch coverage by Akash: Datsun Redi-Go Launch.


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