The 2020MY Datsun redi-GO BS6 is available with three powertrain choices across four trims
Datsun India (under Nissan India) has finally launched the 2020MY facelifted version of its redi-GO budget hatchback. Updated to BS6 emission norms, the new Datsun redi-GO comes at a starting price of Rs 2.83 lakh (up by Rs 3,000) while its highest AMT trim costs Rs 4.77 lakh (up by Rs 40,000). The figures are ex-showroom.
In its refreshed avatar, the redi-GO BS6 features significant improvements in terms of aesthetics and equipment. We have covered most of them as the car has already reached Nissan/Datsun dealerships across the country. In fact, its brochure was leaked online about a month ago. It is available in four trims, D, A, T and T(O); across three choices of powertrain: 0.8-litre manual, 1.0-litre manual and 1.0-litre AMT.
Despite sharing most of its internals with the new Renault Kwid BS6, the starting price is relatively lesser by almost Rs 10,000. Either budget hatchback is based on Renault-Nissan CMF-A platform. ‘CMF’ expands to Common Module Family.
Compared to its previous BS4 avatar, the new redi-GO BS6 gets a proper update to the front profile in the typical fashion of mid-life facelifts. Headlamps have become sharper and the bumper houses L-shaped DRLs and an enormous radiator grille. A fresh 5-spoke wheel cap has been added on the 14-inch steelies. New roof rails and a spoiler impart some visual appeal to the car. Considering the segment and its general lack of automotive taste, the 2020MY Datsun redi-GO is a good-looking car.
On the inside, the dashboard sports a dual-tone layout. The larger 8.0-inch infotainment system (a first in the segment) supports popular connectivity suites and doubles up as a reverse parking camera display. Datsun has added internal ORVM adjustment (manual), extra storage spaces and dual airbags. In total, the facelift boasts of over 50 new features, making it a compelling choice in India’s entry-level four-wheeler market.
As mentioned before, the car is offered with two BS6 three-cylinder petrol engines. The base-level 0.8-litre motor packs 53bhp and 72Nm while the higher 1.0-litre mill is good for 67bhp and 91Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission comes as standard and the top T(O) trim can be opted with a 5-speed AMT as well. Fuel economy has gone down a bit in the process of becoming BS6-compliant. The figures stand at 20.71km/l (-1.99km/l), 21.7km/l (-0.8km/l) and 22km/l (-1km/l) for 0.8 manual, 1.0 manual and 1.0 AMT, respectively.