As a woman who drives in Bangalore, there is one thing I can tell you – if you can drive here, you can probably drive anywhere in India and perhaps even outside of it. Traffic woes and congestion in Bangalore are a common place occurrence and this is something that is all set to get worse in the times to come. Sounds depressing? Well, yes, but if you have the right car to help you navigate the maze and sometimes the mess and the madness, there is still a glimmer of hope.
And India’s first urban cross, the Datsun redi-GO seems to be just the right choice as far as that hope is concerned. A new car from Nissan, this car probably is one of the best hatchbacks that the Japanese auto giant has to offer. With its stylish looks and equally attractive features, the car seems worth the effort of a test drive.
Fun. Freedom. Confidence. The ultimate Urban Cross – Datsun redi-GO – has the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback.
So as a city driver here are my top three picks on the features that work for me. I would love to test them by taking the car for a spin on the busiest roads of Bangalore.
Yukan design with smart and efficient performance: A car for me is a lot about good looks and the Datsun redi-GO has a contemporary design that can be a show stopper. Always a fan of the sporty look, the car for me looks sleek and stylish. Coupled with this is the promise of great fuel efficiency that makes it ideal for city driving. I would love to test this aspect and the whole offering seems a whole lot of fun to drive.
Small turning radius and adaptive electric power steering: Some of the city’s’ roads are really narrow and quite crowded. In this scenario, a powerful steering can help you navigate through all the chaos. A small turning radius is a great tool as you can manoeuvre your car into the smallest of places with ease which is really essential in urban driving. The adaptive electric power steering in the Datsun redi-GO promises high manoeuverability at low speeds and stability at high speeds. This seems to be a great feature to test as it not only enhances the safety of driving but also gives you great confidence to zip through even the most crowded of roads.
Superior air conditioning: Driving in the crowded roads of the city can get quite crazy and can also get on to your nerves many a time. That is certainly not good while you are on the road. However with the Datsun redi-GO’s superior air-conditioning, you can beat the pollution and also set your mind free from all the driving amidst the madness. This again seems to be a feature I would definitely explore as the car promises to offer freedom from all kinds of weather conditions, keeping not just the car but even you cool; in both the figurative and literal sense of the word!
All set to launch on the 7th of June, it seems to be a great package and I cannot wait to take this beauty out for a spin!