The 2020 Datsun redi-GO BS6 comes with a range of cosmetic and equipment updates
It was only recently that Datsun India teased the 2020MY redi-GO facelift. The updated BS6 version of the budget hatchback was spotted on multiple occasions in the recent past in its test mule avatar. Compared to the outgoing BS4 version, the Datsun redi-GO BS6 features a host of changes in terms of styling and equipment.
The recent teaser images shed some light regarding its revamped styling such as the L-shaped LED DRLs and 5-spoke wheel caps. As per Datsun India (under Nissan India), the new redi-GO packs more than 50 extra features including a segment-first 8.0-inch touchscreen.
Automotive YouTube channel Pilot On Wheels has shared the complete details of the 2020 Datsun redi-GO. The video (in Malayalam) explains its design, variants, features and full changelog.
Though the exact launch date could vary depending on the Indian government’s COVID-19 lockdown protocols, Pilot On Wheels shares that Datsun India will start online and offline bookings from May 15. If the ongoing lockdown is not extended (beyond May 3), one can expect the car to be launched in about two weeks. Furthermore, Datsun/Nissan India dealerships would start receiving BS6 redi-GO units from May 10. Ex-showroom prices are expected to start from just under Rs 3 lakh.
The 2020 Datsun redi-GO is based on the same CMF-A platform which underpins the Renault Kwid BS6. Compared to its BS4 model, the 2020 Datsun redi-GO gets an all-new front profile. The headlamps are sharper and the bumper receives some chrome treatment. Its L-shaped DRLs also accompany an LED fog lamp. The rear profile receives considerable changes such as LED tail lamps, spoiler and a tweaked bumper. Datsun has also added a pair of roof rails alongside new 14-inch wheel caps (165/70 tyres).
On the inside, the dashboard follows a dual-tone layout with added features. The larger infotainment system supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto while also incorporating a rearview camera display. Material usage is better but the seats still lack adjustable headrests. However, it has finally received internally-adjustable ORVMs (manual). In terms of safety, the Japanese brand has added some essentials such as dual airbags, speed warning, 3-point seatbelts with pre-tensioner and load limiter; seatbelt reminder as well as better crash/impact protection.
The 2020 Datsun redi-GO BS6 comes in four variants: D, A, T and T (O). Engine choices include the same 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre units. In its BS4 format, the power plants make 53bhp/72Nm and 67bhp/91Nm, respectively. A 5-speed manual is standard while the top T (O) will be available with an AMT option.