Kolkata| June 9
Datsun moved about on the Indian tongue initially with Z roadster and Datsun Pick-up then they sprang Dat Go – the first family wagon and now with Datsun redi-GO in hatchback B-segment, which is a quarter of the total car-market, they have an offer that you cannot refuse.
Again a India first – an urban cross, Datsun redi-GO should open gapes with its base price of INR 2,45,481 lakh(ex-showroom Kolkata) in a segment where prices hover about the INR 3.5L mark.
But surely something should be missing?
It provides a fuel economy of 25.17 kmpl, far superior to the other players in the same segment. The latest 0.8L three-cylinder i-SAT engine and its magnificent five-speed manual transmission vrooms to a 140km/hr top-speed and 15,9 seconds it takes between rest and nearest 100 km. S-Tech 2 suspension system and 185 mm tyres makes you feel swaddled in cotton. Safety, security and reliability are byproducts of PRO-SAFE7 which proffers shortest braking distance, high strength body-shell, 36degree up-down view, driver air-bag besides superior deliverables of usual safety features.
‘Yukan’ design philosophy is incidental on the car that makes ‘Tall Boy’ styling stand brave and bold. The primary directive is zippy city driving which can also segue to non-urban space what with cross-over facilities. High driving position and head-shoulder & knee-room enhances that multi-environmental driving pleasure.
Jerome Saigot, VP Datsun India, while walking us through the power presentation claimed that this car demands 32% less looking-after cost. Warranty certainly helps. There are two options – 2 year/unlimited kilometers standard warranty with an optional warranty of 2 or 3 years/unlimited kilometers with free roadside assistance. But just in case of any misdemeanor there are 247 Nissan and Datsun sales & service touch points, 55 exclusive outlets, 100+ RDSE and mobile vans to boot.
The car comes in 5 grades with increasing features and in equal number of colors – Lime, their flagship hue, White, Grey, Silver and Ruby. Those who wants to push byond functionality can bite into three kit options – easy kit sporty, easy kit premium, kool kit, urban kit and style kit, offering almost 50 additional accessories in all.
Innovation creeps in their booking ploy as their TG is the young customer base. The booking options are available through an app, downloadable from Playstore.
The innovative ‘Datsun India App’ keeps the customers informed with latest news and also has an option to book the car. The app can be downloaded from Google Play store
|Variant||Ex-Showroom Price (Kolkata)|
|T (O)||INR 3,28,198|