Datsun has recently launched its entry level hatchback car Redi Go in the Indian auto market. The entry level car market is continuously growing in India and to tap its potential the Japanese car maker has launched Datsun Redi Go with the highly competitive price tag of Rs 2.38 Lakh (ex showroom price, New Delhi). In the Indian auto market, one of the major rivals of Datsun Redi Go will be Tata Tiago which has been launched on 16th April this year.
Let’s take a deeper look into both cars, Datsun Redi Go and Tata Tiago to know the pros and cons of both cars.
Engine, Power and Performance
The Japanese auto maker has launched Datsun Redi Go in the Indian auto market only with petrol engine option. The car is equipped with the 0.8 Liter, 799cc petrol engine which delivers 53 bhp of maximum power at 5678 rpm with 72 Nm of maximum torque at 4386 rpm. The engine is integrated with the 5 speed manual transmission refined gearbox for smooth and convenient driving experience.
On the other hand, Tata Motors has launched Tiago with both petrol and diesel engine options. Their petrol models are powered by the 1.2 Liter, 1199cc, petrol engine which generates 84 bhp of maximum power at 6000 rpm with 114 Nm of maximum torque at 3500 rpm. While the diesel variants of Tata Tiago are equipped with the 1.05 Liter, 1041 cc, diesel engine which generates 69 bhp of maximum power at 4000 rpm with 140 Nm of maximum torque at 1800 – 3000 rpm.
These figures make it very clear that in terms of power output Tata Tiago is far ahead than Datsun Redi Go with more power and torque. This higher level of power and torque further makes the pick-up acceleration and performance of Tata Tiago better than Datsun Redi Go.
In terms of power output, Datsun Redi Go clearly wins the race with more power and torque, which will further makes its acceleration and performance better than Maruti Alto 800.
Mileage becomes a primary aspect if someone is going to put his hard earned money to buy an entry level hatchback car. In terms of mileage Datsun Redi Go is not going to disappoint you. As per the ARAI test reports, the mileage of Datsun Redi Go is 25.17 Kmpl. So one can easily get around 21 kmpl mileage in city driving conditions and around 25 kmpl on highways.
Though, Tata Tiago is also a very good car in terms of mileage but it slightly lacks if compare with the Datsun Redi Go. The ARAI certified mileage of Tata Tiago petrol models are 23.84 kmpl, so you can expect around 20 kmpl mileage in city driving conditions and around 23 kmpl on highways. On the other hand, the ARAI certified mileage of Tata Tiago diesel is 27.28 kmpl, so you can expect around 23 kmpl in city and around 27 kmpl on highways.
The mileage of Tata Tiago diesel is on higher side but if we compare with the petrol model Datsun Redi Go is the winner.
The Japanese auto maker has launched Datsun Redi Go with a fresh design with loads of exterior and interior features. The front appearance of the car is funky which would be quite appealing for the youth and first time car buyers. The day time running lamps of the car makes its appearance very stylish and gives an impression like a high end luxury car. The ground clearance of Datsun Redi Go is best in this segment with 185 mm which not only gives it an aggressive appearance but also makes it very convenient to ride on bumpy roads.
Tata Tiago has also got fresh design and it never look alike Tata Bolt and Indica Vista, but its 170 mm of ground clearance is far behind than Datsun Redi Go. In terms of interiors, Tata Tiago has got very elegant appearance with more number of comfort features as compared to Redi Go.
In terms luxury, comfort and safety features, Tata Tiago is far better than Datsun Redi Go. Being an entry level car, Datsun Redi Go carries some basic comfort and safety features but Tata Tiago has got more advanced features which includes Adjustable & Tiltable power steering, Rear power windows, Trunk Light, Vanity Mirror, Steering mounted audio control, Rear parking system, navigation system, glove box cooling, height adjustable driver seat, Front Fog lamps, Electronic ORVMs (Outside Rear View Mirrors), Rear Window Washer & Wiper, Rear Window Defogger, Alloy wheels, Rear Speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, ABS (Anti Lock Brake System), Front passenger Airbag, Door Ajar warning etc.
Datsun India has launched Redi Go with highly competitive price tag of Rs 2.38 Lakhs while the top end model of Redi Go is priced at Rs 3.30 Lakhs (ex showroom price, New Delhi). On the other hand, Tata Tiago price starts from Rs. 3.30 Lakhs and goes upto Rs 4.90 Lakhs (ex showroom price, New Delhi) for petrol top end model. However, its diesel top end model is priced at Rs 5.70 Lakhs (ex showroom price, New Delhi).
Clearly, Datsun Redi Go is quite cheaper than Tata Tiago, as Japanese car makes has trimmed our so many features to keep its price low.
While comparing these stats it is quite clear that if your budget is tight and you are looking for an entry level car with some basic features for city ride you should go for Datsun Redi Go. But, if you can slightly stretch your budget the no doubt you should go for Tata Tiago which will be offering you loads of comfort and safety features with more power. Apart from this, with Tata Tiago you will get easy service and maintenance and Tata has more strong service and dealership networks as compared to Datsun. As tata is more trust worthy brand in India, in terms of resale value as well Tata Tiago would be a better car, so in future if you plan to buy your next car it would be quite easier for you to sell this car at handsome amount.