Review

Datsun Redigo review, road test

This stylish offering stands tall in the budget hatchback segment.

RATING
6 / 10
DETAILS
18
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Fact File

What it costs

Ex-showroom (Delhi) Rs 3.34 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Warranty 2 years/unlimited km

Engine

Fuel Petrol
Installation Front, transverse
Type 3 cyls, 799cc
Bore/stroke 69.0/71.2mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Valve gear 4 valves per cyl, DOHC
Power 54hp at 5678rpm
Torque 72Nm at 4386rpm
Power to weight 80.59hp per tonne
Torque to weight 107.46Nm per tonne

Transmission

Type Front-wheel drive
Gearbox 5-speed manual

Dimensions

Length 3429mm
Width 1560mm
Height 1541mm
Wheel base 2348mm
Ground clearance 185mm

Chassis & Body

Construction Monocoque
Weight 670kg
Tyres 155/80 R13
Spare Yes

Suspension

Front Independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs
Rear Non-independent, torsion beam, coil springs

Steering

Type Rack and pinion
Type of power assist Rack and pinion
Turning circle 9.46m

Brakes

Front Disc
Rear Disc
Anti-lock No

Performance

0-20 1.95s
0-40 4.15s
0-60 7.27s
0-80 12.31s
0-100 18.92s
0-120 34.16s

Acceleration in gear

20-80kph in 3rd gear 17.67s
40-100kph in 4th gear 28.22s

Braking

80-0 kph 33.94m 2.93s

Economy

City 15.79kpl
Highway 19.97kpl
Tank size 28-litre

Range at a glance - Engines

Petrol Rs 2.39-3.34 lakh

Max speeds in gear

1 38kph 5700rpm
2 72kph 5800rpm
3 110kph 5600rpm
4 139kph 5300rpm
5 138kph 4300rpm
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For its sub-three-lakh rupee price, the Redigo is very stylish.
The dashboard design is funky yet functional. Steering wheel is nice to touch and hold.
Front seats gets a long and flat seat base; cushion is soft; placement could be higher.
Two average-sized adults can fit one behind another. Headroom is great for the class.
Window switches require you to reach around the gear lever.
Cabin has lots of open storage areas for knick-knacks, and though it has a closeable glovebox, it is quite small.
Non-adjustable central air-con vent channels airflow to the rear seats efficiently and effectively.
Optional LED lights in the bumper are a segment first and add some bling.
Datsun’s signature front grille dominates the face of the Redigo.
54hp 799cc three-cylinder petrol engine is identical to Renault Kwid’s.
Mirrors feel flimsy and can only be adjusted manually from the outside.
Stylish vertical tail-lamps, but only a single reversing light.
222-litre boot is small and it gets a high loading lip. Rear seat can be folded down too.
Exposed body panels give a bare-bones feel to the cabin.
Tachometer is a segment first; it gets a gearshift indicator too.
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