2019 Datsun Redi-GO Introduced With More Features And Safety Equipment to make it more value for money and safer to meet new norms
According to new norms that are coming into effect on April 1, 2019, all the cars must have an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) as a standard safety feature. To comply with the regulations, Datsun India has updated its entry-level hatchback, the redi-GO with ABS feature which is now standard across aall its variants. In addition to ABS, redi-GO gets extra safety features such as three-point seatbelts, rear stop lamp, and a rear child safety lock.
The top of the line S variant has received extra safety boost in terms of the driver side airbag, LED DRLs, and a remote central locking. All the variants of redi-GO have also received engine immobilizer as a standard feature except the base D trim.
Of note is the fact that Datsun has not equipped redi-GO range with some other safety features like an airbag, seat belt reminder, speed alert, and rear parking sensors. All these features are required to be part of the standard equipment in cars from July 1, 2019, onwards. This means we could possibly witness another safety upgrade on redi-GO in the coming months.
In terms of engine and transmission, there hasn’t been any change as redi-GO continues to have 0.8-liter, 3-cylinder petrol engine with an output of 54PS and 72Nm mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. There is a bigger 1.0-liter petrol motor too which puts out 68PS along with 91Nm and come mated to a 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox. Addition of these new safety features is expected to make redi-GO range costlier than before and we expect a price hike in the range of Rs 3k to 4k depending upon what variant you choose to buy. In terms of competition, Datsun redi-GO is pitted against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Alto and K10 and Renault Kwid among others.