Datsun India will launch the more powerful Redigo 1.0-litre in the country tomorrow. Bookings for the potent hatch began earlier this month and now the bigger engine Redigo is ready to take on the likes of Hyundai Eon 1.0, Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and Renault Kwid 1.0. We have driven the car and you can read all about it over here.
Apart from a tiny 1.0 badge on the boot lid, there isn’t any visual difference that set apart the 1.0-litre Redigo from its smaller capacity version. All the design elements of the tall-boy hatch are present, including meshed hexagonal grille, creased bumpers, boomerang-shaped taillights and the protruding tailgate. On the inside, the cabin remains spacious, both at the front and back.
The Redigo will be sold in two trims – T(O) and S. Both the variants will have a piano black finish for the centre console, fabric seats, central locking, 2-DIN music system and power windows. However, safety features like daytime running lamps and driver airbags are exclusive to the more expensive S trim.
Based on the same CMF-A as the Renault Kwid, the Redigo 1.0-litre is powered by the three-cylinder petrol motor putting out 67bhp of power and 91Nm of torque. The transmission would be a five-speed manual initially, but we could expect Datsun to offer the Redigo with an AMT a few months down the line.
Datsun is expected to price the 1.0-litre Redigo higher than the 800cc variants by around Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000. It will be slotted in the A-Segment hatchback segment which is dominated by the likes of Hyundai Eon 1.0, Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and Renault Kwid 1.0. Click on the links below to check out the spec comparison between the Redigo 1.0-litre and its adversaries.