Datsun, the cost-effective brand of Nissan, has started teasing the GO-Cross Concept, ahead of its much anticipated Indian premiere at the 2016 Auto Expo on February 3, 2016. However, it is being learnt that the company hasn't green signalled this concept for production yet. Alongside Datsun GO-Cross concept, the Redi-GO concept would also debut at the 2016 Auto Expo.
Underpinning the same architecture as the GO+ MPV, the GO-Cross concept is a typical crossover which had its world premiere at Nissan's headquarters in Japan at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. It would come in two seating configurations - a 5-seater and a 7-seater. However, the first to launch would be the 5-seater version with the 7-seater derivative following the suit later on. It is also reported that the GO-Cross would be the flagship vehicle of the GO platform. And, without any surprises, the GO-Cross would be the most expensive Datsun car upon its launch in the country, exceeding both GO+ MPV and GO hatch.
Mechanically, the GO-Cross would be introduced in only petrol fuel trim with the company's 1.2L, 3-cylinder DOHC 12-valve engine at the helm of all the affairs. It would be retuned to generate a maximum power of 67bhp at 5000rpm and peak torque of 104Nm at 4000rpm, while coupled with the same 5-speed manual gearbox as the Datsun GO+. Also, it wouldn't be the next Datsun model to launch in India as the Datsun Redi-Go would be introduced first by mid 2016. Being built on CMF-A architecture, the Redi-GO has been spied several times as test mule around Chennai.