Datsun will be bringing a facelifted version of their hatchback, the Redi-Go, to the market soon. This will be the first such change for the Redi-Go, which has largely been unchanged since its launch in 2016. The facelifted model was recently spied undergoing testing in Chennai again.
It features some major cosmetic changes as seen in the above pictures. Here, the front bumper has been heavily revised and looks more appealing than the current model. The facelifted Redi-Go is expected to feature a new grille and a new set of headlamps as well.
The rear is expected to moreover retain the same design. On the inside, the Redi-Go facelift will have a reworked cabin, featuring the addition of a touchscreen infotainment system. On the engine front, it will be powered by the same set of engines seen on the current model.
These include a 0.8 litre and a 1.0 litre petrol motor. While the former makes 54 BHP of power and 72 Nm of torque, the latter can deliver 68 BHP of power and 91 Nm of torque. Here, the latter is available in a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed automatic transmission, the former is only sold with the manual one.
Both these engines were recently introduced in a BS-VI form on the Renault Kwid facelift. Thus, we can expect them to feature on the Datsun as well. At present, the Redi-Go comes at a price of Rs.2.79 lakh to Rs.4.37 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
The facelifted Redi-Go is likely to command a premium of around Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000 when it gets launched. It will be rivaling the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Hyundai Santro, Tata Tiago and the Renault Kwid in the entry-level hatchback segment here. At present, Datsun are having its struggles as a brand in India.
The Nissan-owned carmaker have not been able to make a significant impact in the Indian market. The Redi-Go was the last of their launches, although it brought some profit to Datsun, it was not at the level expected by the carmaker. There was even talk of Nissan looking to phase out the brand from India.
All those talks came to nought, as Nissan will continue selling Datsun’s in India. Datsun are expected to bring more appealing products to the Indian market soon in a hope of reviving its sales numbers here. One such product is set to be the revised Redi-Go, launching by the end of this year.
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