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Datsun Redigo - What to expect?

Datsun Redigo - What to expect?
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Monday 06 June 2016, 15:54 PM

Datsun’s new entry-level car Redigo has been in the news for its new-age style and anticipated low ownership cost. The Redigo will be officially launched in India tomorrow, thereby providing one more new option for first-time carbuyers in the country.

Recently, the brochure for the new Datsun Redigo was leaked which goes on to hint that the car might be offered in five trims - D, A, T, T(O) and S. Like the Kwid’s base variant which misses out on AC, the Redigo’s D variant will also not get an AC, while power steering will be offered from the T variant onwards. The interior is purely basic with fabric upholstery and single-tone. The higher variants will get infotainment system, rear folding seats and a digital tachometer. The top-end variant will get a driver side airbag. For personalisation options, Datsun might also offer accessory kits like Easy Kit-Sport, Easy Kit-Premium, Kool Kit, Urban Kit and Style Kit.

Under the hood, the Datsun Redigo will be powered by a 799cc three-cylinder petrol engine which generates 53bhp of power and 72Nm of torque. Mated to a five-speed manual transmission, the Redigo claims to deliver an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency figure of 25.17kmpl. In terms of dimensions, the hatchback measures 3,429mm in length, 1,560mm in width, 1,541mm high and has a wheelbase of about 2,348mm. The car offers 222-litres of boot space and has an impressive ground clearance figure of 185mm.

Post its launch, the Redigo will emerge as a strong competitor against popular sellers like Maruti Alto 800, Renault’s Kwid and Hyundai’s Eon. The upcoming Datsun Redigo is expected to be priced between Rs 2.39 lakh – Rs 3.50 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top end variant. Strategic pricing will also help the company to create a space for itself in a segment which was until now ruled with the likes of Kwid, Alto 800 and Eon.


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