After a number of leaks and rumours, Datsun has finally unveiled its new premium product for the Indonesian market. The name of the 7-seater was rumoured to be the Go Cross, but now the manufacturer has officially confirmed the name as Datsun Cross.
Positioned as the most premium product in the company’s portfolio, Datsun Cross is based on the design of Go+, an ongoing model from the same brand. Comparing the two, the interiors are somewhat the same. The seven-seater crossover features the same instrument cluster (with a new tachometer now) and the same all-black theme. However, the new product flaunts shiny silver touches across the centre console.
The unveiling has confirmed all the rumoured details about the model that includes LED position lamps, front fog lamps, halogen projector headlamps, faux skid plates on the front bumper, a roof spoiler and an all-around body cladding. However, there is a new set of 15-inch alloy wheels that gives an appealing exterior look alongside the honeycomb grille and chrome-finished tailpipe.
The engine specifications are also the same as the Go+. The 1.2-litre three-cylinder motor is capable enough to produce a maximum power of 68 bhp and peak torque of 104 Nm. The new Cross, however, comes with the option of CVT in the top-end trims, while the standard five-speed manual gearbox remains the same across all the variants. In addition, there is also a disc and a drum brake at the front and rear respectively.
The Datsun Cross is safe to drive as well, since it offers a bunch of safety features like dual frontal airbags, stability control, ABS with EBD, seatbelts for all the three rows and rear parking sensors.
The Japanese automobile manufacturer has launched the Cross at a starting price of Rs 8.3 lakhs (IDR 163 mn), which goes up to Rs 8.9 lakhs (IDR 175 mn) in the Indonesian market. However, there is no word on whether the carmaker will bring the premium crossover to India or not.