Datsun Redi-Go Urban Cross Hits the Market


Datsun is a name so popular among us during the 70 – 80s when Ambassadors and Fiats ruled the Indian market. It was a matter of pride to own the Datsun which had its roots established in 1930s. It was then taken over by Nissan, another giant automobile manufacturer from Japan in 1981. When Maruti entered the automobile market with Suzuki, we saw the first modern design followed by many but still Datsun was considered the most luxurious car and there was a huge second market for it.  In 2012, Nissan announced the relaunch of Datsun brand and the next year saw the Datsun Go hit the market.

Automobile market has grown in leaps and bounds in the last 3 decades and now we have so many options and it is such a task to test drive each and get to buy them. We need to have the confidence to accept someone views though we see so many write about it from a user perspective. One of my blogger friends, Shrinidhi Hande does it in his blog and it is so much of help and the best part is he writes it in such a way that anyone without much knowledge on automobiles can understand.

As in the case of technology revolution, automobile makers also compete in bringing about latest features and keep the Uber generation hooked.  One of the interesting innovations is the Crossover, providing us a combination of hatchback practical application and a trendy sports utility vehicle.  Urban crossover automobiles have features that include implementation to suit urban challenges. Though urban crossovers were popular in the US and the UK, India was yet to have one of its own.  Datsun Redi-Go is India’s first urban crossover car which is a unique combination of compact crossover and a hatchback.  In simple words, you get better features than a regular conventional hatchback.

Pre-bookings of the Datsun  Redi-Go commenced in May 2016 and deliveries are expected in June 2016.  Pre-Booking can be done by paying a refundable down payment of Rs. 5000. Staying in tune with technology, Datsun has launched an app called ‘Datsun India App’ to book the car  and aims to keep interested people updated on the latest.  It saves us the pain of tracking the vehicular updates in the news and automobile feeds. Datsun Redi-Go can also be booked via Snapdeal.

The interesting part which every one of us look for is the Price. Though the ex-showroom and on-road prices would be known only with the delivery of the vehicles, an approximate idea positions Datsun Redi-Go between Rs. 2.5 lakh and 3.5 lakh.  We find it as an affordable price segment for people looking to get the best of comfort and price factors.


Datsun Redi-go comes with all new 0.8L 3-cylinder fuel efficient engine and 5 speed manual transmission.  The car comes with a best in class ground clearance.  It is a great relief for city users in Chennai contending with small mountains as speed breakers.  Not a day passes without my Honda City getting a hit in these sharp ones laid in the most unexpected places on the road and the constant worry that we might have damaged the vehicle. Going by our experience, this is a plus factor for us.

Generally when we look to buy a car, we see the car from our interest with a view of what matters us the most and it is really interesting to see the new features  taking advantage of technology being introduced in the latest models.



Another interesting feature is the air-conditioning.  Tuning the air conditioning to Indian conditions is a must  and more a requirement for places like Chennai where temperature is nothing less than Hot.  Datsun Redi-Go comes with an 89 CC compressor with aluminum assembly and integrated center AC vent to make sure that 50% of the air flow distribution is given to the passengers on the rear seats. Thank god, there is one automobile manufacturer who worries about the people at the back. 🙂

Datsun Redi-Go is the first Urban Crossover Car in India and we are curious to see what it has to offer us. So a Test Drive is on the cards soon.

Dealer in Chennai


Plot No.133, Velachery Main Road, Guindy, Chennai 600032

Phone : 044 2230 1980

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

Pictures Courtesy : Datsun India

Posted on June 2, 2016, in lifestyle, Transportation and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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