The Datsun redi-GO is an entry-level product of the company in India. It’s thanks to a facelift that is scheduled to begin shortly after the lifts are lockout. Since it was released in 2016 the redi-GO has not received any major changes. Its facelifted variant under disguise has been spied experimenting, officially announced and now the specifics have also been released.
In the entry-level category the redi-GO is priced as a peppy option and the latest one is much more sporty. It gets trendy new headlamps on either end of its restyled front bumper, with elongated L-shaped daytime running lights. The redi-GO even gets a bigger grille. Although the form of the tail lamp remains unchanged, it introduces a modern LED-element style for a fresh look. It also gets a dual-tone finish with fresh tire cover. The redi-GO will be distributed in 6 colors, the latest two being a blue and a gray color on the outside. The latest external rear view mirrors will be body colored and can be set manually from the inside of the existing top panel.
The Datsun redi-GO dashboard looks distinctly old so it should get a fresh model at last. With its gun-metal grey design and fresh AC vents it appears more luxurious in its top-spec. As planned, the new redi-GO offers a touchscreen infotainment system that is almost identical to the Kwid in the revamped central interface. It’s also having an redesigned dual-tone upholstery with chrome highlights across the windshield. The cluster of instruments stays unaltered. The redi-GO provides no customizable headrests for either of the benches while the center passenger on the rear bench earns only a lap seatbelt. The rear side seat belts are now auto-retractable as opposed to previously available static reel belts. The front power window controls are also placed on the middle console.
The 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible is the main benefit Datsun attaches to the facelifted redi-GO hatchback. In 2019, it was revised to give ABS as standard with EBD, driver side airbag and rear parking sensors to conform with existing safety requirements. The facelifted model gets a few other design upgrades such as rear view mirror, front-in-segment front LED fog lights, USB and AUX ports adapter plug, and front passenger airbag.
BS6-compliant models of the same 0.8-liter and 1.0-liter petrol engines will drive the facelifted Datsun redi-GO. The 0.8 liter machine produced 54PS/72Nm in their BS4 avatars, and the 1.0 liter motor rendered 68PS/91Nm. Both engines will continue to be available with a 5-speed manual while the larger engine will also get an AMT alternative.