Despite the pocket-size exterior, the cabin inside is more spacious than one would have expected. Cabin access is really easy because of its high stance (compared to other budget hatchbacks) and the overall visibility is excellent, too.
As you would expect, the dashboard layout is typically low-key, but the plastics are tough and hard-wearing. Otherwise the cabin is not a bad place to be – there’s a great sense of airiness compared to some of the other cars in this class, which is undoubtedly aided by the large glasshouse. Datsun has tried to make things look funky too, what with the unique rectangular centre air vent and the blue instrument panel.
The cabin is well thought-out at some places. The lower-half of the dash, for instance, gets exposed storage bins to store knickknacks and there’s decently large central stowage, too.
Frontal and side visibility is excellent; however, the same cannot be said for driving comfort as both the steering column and the seat are non-adjustable for height. Also, we noticed that the lower half of the centre console eats into the foot well, ultimately fouling with the driver’s left knee. That being said, the redi-GO scores well when it comes to rear seat comfort – the high mounted bench offers good under thigh support and the upright backrest feels comfortable too. Knee and head room are better than both the Alto K10 and the Eon. The Datsun also has a flat bench, which allows the occupants more room to move and has the advantage of being easier to accommodate three people across.
While the standard redi-GO is sold in five variants, this 1-litre version can be had in either T(O) or S trim. Both come with body coloured bumpers, piano black finish for the centre console, fabric seats, central locking, MP3 audio player and power windows, but safety features like daytime running lamps and driver airbag are exclusive to the more expensive S trim.