After launching their RediGo in 2016 Nissan which is a parent company of Datsun hasn’t got great responses from the customers as well. After knowing this Datsun RediGo which is a Kwid competitor got all its features from Kwid in its existing design such as Touchscreen Media Nav with Auto Carplay and Android connectivity with some minor upgrades as well.
But now Datsun again relaunched their hatchback with its facelift version and this time many things have been changed in the design language of the vehicle. So, to know more about what has changed stay connected with this Review Series.
On the Point
To be honest the design language of the RediGo has been changed in such a way to beat its All-time favorite competitor i.e. Renault Kwid. But first things first and let’s start with the Specs and Engine configurations.
Engine and Spec’s
The current Datsun RediGo features 0.8L and a 1.0L i-SAT (Intelligent Spark Automated Technology) 3cylinder Japanese engineered petrol engines. The vehicle can reach upto a max power of 40kW@5600rpm with 0.8L unit and for 1.0L (as well as for Automatic) it is around 50kW@5550rpm. For the 0.8L unit the torque output is about 725Nm@4250rpm and for 1.0L (as well as for Automatic) it is 91Nm@4250rpm. Moreover, the claimed fuel efficiency for 0.8L is around 20.71kmpl and it is 21.7kmpl for 1.0L.
Refer to the Quick Specs sheet for more Specs.
Well, talking about the front there’s a lot of upgradation; the front grille is now massive with the Datsun logo of course in its center. The grille is now surrounded by chrome finishes running from the hood to the lower bumper. The design of headlights is changed this time with the LED DRLs just below them ending with LED fog lamps.
Now the rear design is changed too with the massive rear LED lights running with the sides of the rear windshield. Moreover, the rear camera is hidden under the Datsun logo and the sensors on the bumper.
There are not many things to talk about the sides but a very specific notable change is the Datsun logo placed on the sides of the hood and also the ground clearance this time is 187mm.
In the interior, the dashboard kinda feels nice this time with dual-tone finishes as compared to the older one in grey color. The design of AC vents is changed too below which the infotainment display is placed almost same as the one placed in Kwid. Moreover, this time the AC controls are also adopted from Kwid.
Talking about the major updates this time there is a dedicated internally adjustable ORVMs. Moreover, this hatchback is kinda smaller than the 1.0L Alto K10 but still, it managed to get a lot of space for the rear passengers as well.
To be fair enough Datsun RediGo looks like a fair package, rather an awesome one! But looking only at specs doesn’t define the practicality of a vehicle. Datsun RediGo has some major drawbacks which are listed as under:
- Safety: The first and foremost drawback of Datsun RediGo is its safety and this problem is faced by the vehicle from its starting. The lighter part, low-quality material of course lowers the pricing but also makes the vehicle less safe. Moreover, it doesn’t6 depends upon the no. of airbags, seatbelts with pre-tensioners, etc. It’s the quality of the material which makes the vehicle safer. So, don’t expect any NCAP testing results from this vehicle if you’re buying this one!
- Noisy Engine: The engine often becomes too noisy at higher speeds. Due to this vibrations can be felt at the steering too.
- Boot Space: The major problem in boot space is its loading lip which is just too high. Well, this one is not a great issue but still, it’s a drawback. Moreover, the claimed boot space is about 222L which is quite low as compared to what it’s being offered by the market competitors.
- Claimed Efficiency: The claimed efficiency of RediGo is about 20.71kmpl for 0.8L and about 21.7 for 1.0L which is also quite low compared to the competitors in the same segment.
Well, if you are a city driver and drive often at lower speeds then this car is meant for you. But for highways and high-speed driving, this is not a good option. The car can be a better option probably a value for money if they had taken its safety seriously in my opinion.
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Credits: All images have been taken from Datsun’s Official website.