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2019 Datsun redi-Go launched at Rs 2.80 lakh with more safety features

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Datsun has updated all the variants in the redi-Go line-up with the new Automotive Industry Standard, AIS-145 safety norms which dictate the use of safety features such as driver and co-driver seat belt reminder, driver side airbag, over-speed alert system, rear parking sensors and ABS on all four-wheeled vehicles in the Indian market.

The Datsun redi-Go had been updated in March 2019 with ABS and EBD and the new update will include the rest. The price of redi-Go base model now sees a hike of INR 12,000 and around INR 4,000 on the top trim. The 2019 redi-Go range now starts at INR 2.80 lakh ex-showroom, India.

In the engine department, the redi-Go will remain unchanged and will still be powered by a 0.8-litre petrol engine that produces 54 PS of power and 72 Nm of torque coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission and another 1.0-litre petrol engine that produces 68 PS of power and 91 Nm of torque which gets and optional 5-speed AMT as well as a manual transmission.

The Datsun redi-Go measures in at 3,429mm in length, 1,560mm in width, 1,541mm in height along with a 2,348mm wheelbase and has a seating capacity of 5 people and a boot space of 222 litres. The car comes in 5 exterior paint options – Bronze Grey, Ruby Red, Crystal Silver, Lime Green and Opal White. 

With the new safety update, the Datsun redi-Go will continue to sell in the Indian market up untill the new crash safety norms are introduced on 1st October 2019 and the vulnerable road user safety norms which will come to effect on August 2020 before which the car is expected to be upgraded again.

In terms of competition, the Datsun redi-Go competes against the Maruti Suzuki Alto and the Renault Kwid.