Datsun redi-GO AMT has been launched in Asia with prices starting from Rs. 3.80 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
Launched in 2016, Datsun redi-GO became the third product from the Japanese manufacturer to enter Asia. Offering better quality inside out, the budget hatchback provided much respite to car buyers at a time when the GO range was gaining popularity in the commercial segment. The Nissan sub-brand followed it up with a 1.0-litre engine option last year and now we have an AMT version of the same, the Datsun redi-GO AMT.
Since only the top two variants give you an option to choose the 1.0-litre engine, the AMT unit is also exclusive to these two trim levels. Datsun redi-GO AMT has been priced at Rs. 3.80 lakhs for the T(O) variant (both prices ex-showroom, Mumbai). Carried over from the Renault Kwid, the 5-speed AMT unit commands a premium of around Rs. 20,000 over the 5-speed manual transmission variant.
There are no major changes to the exterior, interior or mechanicals and the car continues to draw power from the 999cc, 3-cylinder, i-SAT engine. Mated to a 5-speed AMT unit, this motor puts out 68 PS of power at 5500 RPM and 91 Nm of torque at 4250 RPM. Thanks to the ultra-light kerb weight of 650 kgs, the redi-GO AMT offers brisk acceleration and comes with a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 22.5 km/litre.
Unlike the Kwid, the redi-GO comes with a proper shift knob with a manual mode. The car is available in five colour options – Silver, Grey, Ruby, Lime and White. With the AMT box now at its disposal, the redi-GO looks forward to attack the likes of Maruti Alto K10 AMT and Renault Kwid AMT.
Datsun redi-GO 1.0 AMT Price
– Priced at Rs. 3.80 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
– Powered by 1.0-litre i-SAT engine with 68 PS of power
– Goes against the likes of Maruti Alto K10 AMT and Renault Kwid AMT