The Datsun Redi Go, a budget hatchback from the Japanese carmaker has now been updated with a host of safety features as standard across all the variant. So that the car can comply with AIS-145 safety norms. In the list of introduced safety features, there are a speed alert system, rear parking sensors, driver’s side airbag, seat belt reminders for the driver and front passenger. Earlier than this, the Redi Go was updated with the introduction of ABS and EBD in March this year.
For the above-mentioned addition of safety features, the company is asking for a premium of up to INR 12,000 while the top-spec variant of the same attracts a hike of INR 4,000 over the previous generation model. Now, the pricing for the RediGo starts at INR 2.80 lakh and goes up to INR 4.37 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India).
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Other than newly introduced safety features, the variants of the Redigo has also been altered. Now the company has discontinued earlier mid-spec T(O) variant from the current lineup.
Besides this, no modifications are observed in the Redi Go hatchback. It continues to be powered by the same powertrain options including 0.8-litre petrol motor with 54hp and a 5-speed manual gearbox, and a 1.0-litre petrol engine with 68hp mated to a 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox options.
Lately introduced safety features hints that Datsun Car would continue to produce Redi Go until the arrival of new safety norms, So we can expect a facelift version of the hatchback that will comply with the crash test norms and the pedestrian safety norm as well. The next safety norms will be affected across the country on August 2020.
How this safety update will affect the sales of Datsun Redi Go is yet to be seen? We expect it would be able to compete hard with the best sellers in the segment like the Renault Kwid and the Maruti Suzuki Alto.