Datsun Go-Cross concept has made its first public appearance at the ongoing 2016 Auto Expo. The budget-friendly brand of Nissan is looking forward to expand the GO family, by introducing a cost-effective crossover based on the GO-Cross concept. Currently, the GO range consists of GO hatch and GO+ MPV, while the third vehicle Redi-GO is expected to join the family soon.
Datsun Executive Design Director Koji Nagano says: "Although it is a pure show car at the moment, the Datsun GO-cross Concept is designed to meet the needs and preferences of a new generation of drivers. They are young, ambitious, fun-loving people ready to take the next stop in their lives." The company also displayed enhanced versions of the Datsun GO and Datsun GO+, equipped with accessories to meet the demands of customers who want a more personalized ride. In addition, the legendary Datsun Bluebird 1600 SSS (510) rally car, which raced in the United States and brought motorsports glory to the brand in the early 1970s, also graced the Datsun pavilion.
A special Datsun GO-Rally show car, created by a group of passionate Japanese engineers and designers, was also showcased at the biennial event. In fact, the Datsun GO+ Smart, which features two gaming consoles in the rear of the popular MPV, also made its premiere at the 2016 Auto Expo. Just so you know, Datsun GO-Cross had its world premiere at Nissan's global headquarters at the Tokyo Motor Show in Japan last year. The production-ready GO-Cross is expected to be launched in India by the end of 2016, with the GO/GO+ sourced 1.2L petrol engine and 5-speed manual transmission. For those wondering, the GO-Cross is based on the same architecture as the GO+ MPV.