2018 Datsun redi-GO AMT launched at Rs. 3.81 lakh

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Datsun India has launched the 2018 redi-GO AMT in the country at an introductory price of Rs.3.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Deliveries for the new Datsun redi-GO AMT commence from today across India. The redi-GO AMT is about Rs.22, 000 more expensive than the standard version. Datsun says that its new hatchback is the most feature rich AMT model in the sector, with the model challenging against the likes of the AGS Renault Kwid AMT and the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10. The Datsun offering comes with two driving modes in a bid to offer easy driving. We recently drove the new redi-GO AMT and came back fascinated with what the model had to offer.

Commenting on the launch, Nissan Motor India – Managing Director, Jerome Saigot said, “Datsun redi-GO Smart Drive Auto combines the convenience and flexibility of dual-driving mode with best-in-class ground clearance, cabin space, boot space and head room. In line with our commitment towards our clients, we are launching the new redi-GO Smart Drive Auto at a nice-looking introductory price and rich specifications in its section.” Under the hood, the Datsun redi-GO AMT uses the 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine tuned to create 68 bhp and 91 Nm of top torque. The car is offered with Dual-Driving Mode and Rush Hour Mode for improved driving experience. The first mode allows the flexibility of switching between automated and manual mode during up-hill/down-hill and city traffic conditions. Meanwhile, the Rush Hour mode gets the crawling function and will provide a cruising speed of 5-6 kmph, in order to help tackle bumper-to-bumper traffic conditions.

The 5-speed AMT gearbox can be used in both automatic as well as manual drive modes which helps while overtaking a vehicle. The transmission further gets a creep function, called the ‘Rush Hour’ mode, which helps to keep moving at slow pace in traffic without pressing the accelerator pedal. There is no aesthetic update on the car, both inside and out, not even an AMT badge anywhere on the body. The car can only be differentiated by the gear-shifting lever from the manual version. The features of the variants also remain similar to their manual counterparts like the single-din audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, driver side airbag, central locking with remote key and front power windows. The AMT variants of the redi-GO compete with the likes of the Renault Kwid AMT and Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 AMT.