Datsun, the budget-friendly brand of Nissan, has officially announced the unveiling of production-ready Go Cross on January 18, 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The company has released a teaser image of the crossover, indicating the same. In what seems to be a quite interesting move, Datsun has badged the production-ready model as merely 'Cross' instead of using the 'Go Cross' nameplate, which the concept model flaunted. Datsun GO Cross is expected to launch in the second half of 2018 in the Indian market, while it would rival the likes of Mahindra KUV100 NXT and Maruti CelerioX.
As for the exterior styling, it is pretty similar to the concept model showcased earlier with a handful of updates. The production-ready Datsun GO Cross would come with kinked headlights and huge fog lamps. It would debut LED daytime running lights and projector headlamps for the company in the Indian market. The crossover would also get body cladding and scuff plates to further accentuate the sportier appeal. A few additional elements would include silver finish on lower area of rear bumper, roof rack and rear spoiler The India-spec model would be based on the GO+ MPV, and in all likelihood, it would appear to be a variant of GO Cross than a full-fledged new vehicle.
The interior cabin would be identical with other Datsun models, predominantly the GO+ MPV. The company could offer an all-black upholstery with some subtle updates in the dashboard. The features could include a manual AC, power windows with an auto up/down function, electrically adjustable wing mirrors (with manual folding) and a rear wiper. Mechanically, the Go Cross would be powered by a 1.2L 3-cylinder petrol engine which would generate maximum power of 68bhp and peak torque of 104Nm. The engine will be linked to a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, while a CVT automatic transmission will also be on offer as an optional extra. Driver-side airbag and ABS could be offered as standard safety features.