- Datsun redi-GO entry-level hatchback has been updated for model year 2019.
- It gets new safety and convenience features.
- ABS is standard across range and driver side airbag is specific to top-spec trim.
- The hatchback remains unchanged on styling and mechanical front.
- The 2019 Datsun redi-GO range now starts from Rs 2.38 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Datsun India’s small hatchback, redi-GO has been updated with new features. The 2019 Datsun redi-Go now gets new safety and convenience features, while it receives no change in term of styling and engine set-up. Packed with new features, the 2019 Datsun redi-GO now costs Rs 7,000 more than the preceding model with prices starting from Rs 2.68 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The new safety tech added to the petite hatchback includes an anti-lock-braking system (ABS) that is standard across all variants.
Driver side airbag, on the other hand, is reserved for the fully-loaded top-spec variant, though it is likely to be offered on all the variants soon. Other bits such as seatbelt reminder, high-speed warning and rear parking sensors could also be added to the hatchback in coming months to comply with the upcoming safety norms.
The lower variants in the 2019 Datsun redi-GO carline including T, T (O) and S get central locking with remote lock. The A trim also gets power steering. Under the hood, the redi-GO continues deriving power from the low displacing 800cc petrol engine with 53 bhp of maximum power against 72 Nm of peak torque. This unit comes paired to a conventional five-speed manual unit. A 1.0-litre petrol engine good for 67 bhp of power and 91 Nm torque is also on offer. It gets a 5-speed manual unit along with an optional AMT gearbox.
With Datsun redi-GO getting an ABS, it becomes the second car in the entry-level hatchback segment to get this feature as standard after Renault Kwid. The segment leader, Maruti Suzuki Alto, gets ABS only on the top-spec trims. Interestingly, Renault Kwid and Datun redi-GO share the cost effective CMF-A platform and both are produced at the Renault-Nissan’s manufacturing unit in Oragadam, near Chennai. The next-generation Maruti Suzuki Alto is set to launch in 2020 and is likely to get standard safety bits across carline in line with the new safety norms.