Priced starting Rs 2.83 lakh, the base D trim of the 2020 Datsun redi-GO face-lift is now Rs 3,000 dearer than before. The fully-loaded variant with the AMT option demands Rs 4.77 lakh
The Indian automotive industry has only just resumed a few weeks back and it has already been raining launches. Datsun is the latest carmaker to join the slew of launches. The redi-GO face-lift starts at Rs 2.83 lakh for the base trim and goes right up to Rs 4.77 lakh for the top-spec version. The entry-level offering demands Rs 3,000 more than before while the top-end variant is priced at a premium of roughly Rs 40,000.
Datsun has also given the red-GO some much needed cosmetic update. The 2020 redi-GO’s design is in line with the new trend of fitting cars with over-sized grilles. The massive black honey-come grille is outlined by brushed aluminium finish. Other changes to the front include a large L-shaped DRL, sleeker headlights and a mildly redone bumper. The redi-GO is the first car in its class to come fitted with LED fog lamps. Along the side, the car has now been fitted with larger ORVMs that are internally adjustable, and wheel caps that look like alloy wheels. The rear seems to be somewhat identical to the model it replaces. A top-speed variant of the redi-GO comes equipped with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice recognition. In terms of safety, the driver side airbag is standard across variants but only the top-end AMT trim gets passenger side airbags. ABS with EBD, Overspeed warning, and rear parking sensors are standard (top-end trims get reversing camera).
The 2020 Datsun redi-GO has also gone through some changes under the hood. The refreshed model now gets BS6 compliant iterations of the 0.8-litre motor as well as the 1.0-litre motor. The former makes peak power of 53.6bhp and max torque of 72Nm. The larger 1.0-litre motor, on the other hand, is good for 67bhp and 91Nm. Both engines come paired with a 5-speed manual, but only the larger motor comes with the AMT option, that too only in the top-spec trim. Datsun claims that the redi-GO 0.8 will return 20.71km/l, while the 1.0-litre with the MT and AMT will deliver 21.7km/l and 22km/l.
The Datsun redi-GO will continue to compete against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso and the Renault Kwid.