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2019 Datsun RediGO gets new safety features to meet BNVSAP norms

The 2019 Datsun RediGO budget hatchabck has received a slew of safety features across all trims for it to comply with Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program (BNVSAP) norms. The tall boy hatchback rivals the likes of the Maruti Alto and the Renault Kwid. Prices start from Rs. 2.80 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, for the base trim and the car is sold with two engine options, both running on petrol.

2018 Datsun Redigo Limited Edition

While one engine is a 800cc, 3 cylinder unit with 54 Bhp-72 Nm outputs the other engine is also a 3 cylinder unit but with a capacity of 1 liter. The bigger engine makes 67 Bhp-91 Nm. Both engines of the Datsun RediGO get 5 speed manual gearboxes as standard while the bigger engined version is also available with a 5 speed AMT option. While the smaller petrol engine has a mileage of 22.5 Kmpl, the bigger engine actually delivers sightly higher mileage of 22.7 Kmpl.

Talking of the various new safety features that the RediGO gets, a driver airbag, ABS, speed alerts, reverse parking sensors and seat belt reminders for the driver and co-passenger are the additions on the car. This is in line with what every car sold in India needs to offer as standard safety features under the BNVSAP norms. Meanwhile, this is what Hardeep Singh Brar, Director Sales and Commercial, Nissan India had to say about the upgraded RediGO,

At Datsun, we are committed to delight the customer and enhance the customer experience. Our popular model, Datsun redi-GO now comes with various added safety features as standard which is yet another testimony of our focus to bring in progressive mobility backed by safety, technology, style and convenience.

The Datsun RediGO shares its CMF-A platform with the Renault Kwid, and is manufactured alongside the latter at Renault-Nissan’s joint manufacturing faciility in Oragadam. While the Kwid has been a good seller for Renault, the Datsun RediGO has been a tepid seller despite being slightly cheaper than the Kwid. The latest upgrade for the RediGO could make the car more appealing to entry level hatchback buyers looking for an affordable city car that offers both mileage and convenience (through the AMT variant). Datsu will make the RediGO’s petrol engines Bharat Stage 6 emission norms compliant shortly. The car could also be offered with LPG and CNG options to make it attractive to a wider set of buyers. The car is the least priced Datsun offering in India, and in a sense for the entire Renault-Nissan group.