Datsun, the affordable arm of Nissan currently offers quite a few cars in the market. One of the most popular cars from the brand in the Datsun Redi-Go, which is currently one of the best-selling cars from the manufacturer. Datsun has released teaser images for the facelifted version that is expected to be launched soon after the country-wide lockdown comes to an end. The new images show the changes, especially the exterior ones on the hatchback.
The upcoming car will have a massively updated front-end including. The image shows massive LED DRL upfront that will become the new identity of the car. The headlamps have also undergone a massive change and they now look like inspired by Nissan Kicks SUV. The facelifted version now also offers a new larger grille that is octagonal in shape and has the Datsun logo sitting in the middle. The grille also gets a chrome surround, which is likely to be reserved for the top-end versions.
The image also suggests that Datsun may offer alloy wheels on the top-end version of the facelifted version of the car. Other changes include updated mirrors, which are larger than the current version of the car. The rear of the car is not visible in the teaser pictures but since there are so many updates in the front, we can expect a few in the rear too. The overall shape of the car also the same.
On the inside, we may get to see a few changes to keep it up to date. Datsun may offer a touchscreen infotainment system with new upholstery. Also, expect a passenger-side airbag as an option while a few new additional features can be expected on the brochure.
Datsun will also retain both the engine options available with the current car. The updated BS6 compliant version of the Redi-Go will offer the same 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine options. There will be a 5-speed manual transmission as standard while the 1.0-litre version will also get the 5-speed AMT automatic transmission. The trim levels are also expected to remain the same.
The Datsun Redi-Go takes on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Alto and Renault Kwid. Both the cars are priced at around Rs 2.9 lakhs in the market. Datsun is expected to undercut the price of both these vehicles.
Datsun currently offers the Go, Go+ and Redi-Go in the Indian market. The low-cost arm of Nissan is not doing very well on the sales charts but the new updated Redi-Go is expected to make it more competitive. The manufacturer is expected to reveal the prices in the coming weeks.