After 1 year of being in the market, the Datsun redi-GO will soon get its first power-driven update in the form of a new and more powerful 1.0-litre engine. This new engine, like the 0.8-litre one currently being used in the car, will be the same as the one deployed in the Renault Kwid. For the uninformed, the Datsun redi-GO is based on the same platform as the Renault Kwid and uses the same mechanicals as well. The Kwid got its 1.0-litre engine update roughly a year ago and has been fairly successful.
Now, the only thing remaining for the redi-GO to adapt from the Kwid is the automatic transmission. The 1.0-litre engine here has a capacity of 999cc and produces 68PS of power and 91Nm of torque. These figures will most likely remain the same in the redi-GO as well. Mated to this engine will be a 5-speed manual transmission but we won’t rule out the possibility of an AMT transmission as well, though at a later stage. Currently, the Datsun redi-GO is powered by a 799cc three-cylinder mill which produces 54PS of peak power and 72Nm of maximum torque. This engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission. Currently, the Datsun redi-GO rivals the Maruti Suzuki Alto and the Renault Kwid. After this update, it will rival the same bunch’s one-litre counterparts – the Alto K10 and the Kwid 1.0-litre. Prices for the redi-GO start from Rs.2, 41,200 ex-Delhi. Expect a price bump of about Rs.25, 000 for the 1.0-litre option, which will most likely be available with the S and Sport variants.