With a starting price of Rs 2.56 lakh, the Datsun redi-GO is the most affordable hatchback in the country. But that aside, it is also the only car in its segment to offer a 5 year/unlimited kilometres warranty. Its core rival also offers a 5 year warranty but on limited kilometres, and that too at a premium. Take a look at the comparative prices:
Datsun is the first carmaker in the country to offer a 5 year/unlimited km warranty as standard. The redi-GO aside, Datsun offers such a warranty package on its other models, the GO and GO+, as well.For those looking to buy the redi-GO, a warranty package that’s as solid as this comes as a huge reassurance and at no extra cost. It also speaks strongly about the car’s reliability and the faith Datsun has on its product.
To make the redi-GO a more attractive package, Datsun has also launched a ‘peace of mind scheme’ under which there are further benefits such as:
- Free insurance for the first year of ownership - a benefit of up to Rs 15,000 on the redi-GO
- Special schemes for government employees, both in service and retired
- Free roadside assistance including towing to the nearest Nissan-Datsun workshop, 24x7 customer helpline, lost key assistance, fuel assistance, battery jump start and hotel and cab arrangement in case of breakdown related emergencies
- Free pick up and drop of the car for servicing at Nissan-Datsun authorized workshops
The extended warranty is not the only thing that makes the redi-GO a sensible choice. It’s frugal to run as well. The redi-GO 0.8L offers a mileage of 22.7kmpl while the redi-GO 1.0L has a certified fuel economy of 22.5kmpl. This means fewer stops at petrol pumps and lower running costs.
But the redi-GO combines its frugal nature with a fun drive experience too. The Datsun redi-GO’s engines comes equipped with Intelligent Spark Automated Technology (SAT), which automatically adjusts spark timing in response to power requirement ensuring that the right amount of power is available on tap at all times. While the smaller 0.8-litre (54PS/72Nm) engine is coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission, the 1.0-litre (68PS/91Nm) engine can be had either with a 5-speed manual transmission or an AMT. The AMT even offers two driving modes with creep function. This allows the driver to move ahead slowly at speeds of about 5-6kmph without the need to step on the accelerator in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
Coming to the way it looks, the redi-GO is easily the most attractive car in its class. The YUKAN design that the hatchback embodies is a combination of curves, sharp character lines and an ultra-modern look.
When it comes to interior space and comfort, the Datsun redi-GO is in a league of its own. Thanks to its tall boy design it offers plenty of headroom for tall passengers, something that is missing in other cars in this segment. Adding to the sense of roominess are the large windows. They not only make the cabin airy but also give the driver excellent all round visibility, a must in city traffic.
Being packed with a host of safety features, the redi-GO doesn’t compromise on safety either. It is equipped with energy-absorbing steering with driver airbag, PAB-performance augmented brakes, S-tech 2 suspension system and Opti-view high eye point (higher driving position). The safety equipment on the redi-GO also includes adaptive electric power steering, force-absorbing bolster support (FABS) and reinforced crash protection shell (RCPS). Related: Datsun redi-GO: Safety A Top Priority
Datsun has tailored the redi-GO perfectly for the Indian market. Be it the design, features or the engines, every aspect of the redi-GO have been crafted to meet the expectations of an Indian car buyer. With the introduction of the 5 year/unlimited km warranty as standard, the redi-GO has become an even more irresistible offering considering the peace of mind it now comes with.
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