The Datsun redi-GO has scored a poor 1-star rating in the latest crash test results.
Datsun redi-GO is the entry-level hatchback in the Datsun stable in India. It has scored a poor 1-star safety rating for Adult Occupant Protection and 2 stars for Child Occupant Protection. The car has been tested at 64 km/hr and the bodyshell integrity is unstable.
It offers adequate protection for the driver’s head and good protection for the passenger’s head. Both adults’ neck protection was good. Driver’s chest shows poor protection which is the major reason for limited one star rating. On the other hand passenger’s chest protection was marginal.
Driver’s knees has shown marginal protection while the passenger’s knees adequate and they could impact with dangerous structures behind the dashboard. The bodyshell of the Datsun redi-GO was rated as unstable and it was not capable of withstanding further loadings.
Footwell area of the hatchback was rated unstable as well. Datsun does not offer standard Seat Belt Reminder (SBR) as per Global NCAP.
The child seat for 3 year old was installed forward facing and it was not able to prevent excessive forward movement during the impact. It offered poor protection to the head and fair protection to the chest. The 18 month old Child Restraint System (CRS) was installed with adult belt rearward facing and the head contacted the front seat and offered fair protection to the chest.
The recommended CRSs showed incompatibility as the redi-GO has 3 points static seatbelts in the rear outboard seats. Datsun does not offer ISOFIX and 3 point belts in all seating positions. Lack of safety equipment has resulted in poor ratings for the redi-GO.
Datsun redi-GO Global NCAP
– It has scored 1-star for Adult and 2 stars for Child Occupant Protection
– The bodyshell of the redi-GO has been rated as unstable
– Footwell area of the Datsun redi-GO is rated as unstable