In India, the Datsun GO Cross might come with two powertrain options – a 1.2-litre, DOHC petrol and a 1.5-litre In-line diesel.
Based on GO+ MPV platform, the Datsun GO-Cross will challenge products like Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza.
Nissan, the Japanese automaker revived its low-cost brand – Datsun – to gain some market share in the growing nations including India, Russia, Indonesia and others. The company is currently selling three cars – Go hatchback, Go+ MPV and the redi-Go small car. Datsun’s next all-new product for the Indian market will be the Datsun Go Cross compact SUV, which was showcased at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. It was speculated that the car will take at least 2-3 years to get into production form. Seeing the great response for the Go Cross concept at the Auto Show, the Japanese automaker has fast tracked its development work.
Internally known as EM2, the GO Cross will lock horns with products like Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. Similar to the existing Datsun cars, the new compact SUV will be manufactured in India with high level of localisation to price it competitively against its rivals. The vehicle will be based on GO+ MPV platform, and may come in both 5 and 7 seat configurations.
Talking about styling, the compact SUV gets a distinctive front end featuring hexagonal radiator grille, sweptback LED head-lamps, LED fog lamps, plastic cladding and skid plates. Under the bonnet of the SUV will be a 1.2-litre petrol engine that also powers the Go twins. The company might also introduce the diesel powered SUV, which is likely to be powered by a 1.5-litre dCi unit borrowed from the Nissan Micra.
Since it is in early concept stage, we expect the Go Cross to be rolled out by the early 2018. We expect the production-spec model could make its debut at the Delhi Auto Expo 2018. We will update you as soon as Datsun reveals anything on its launch details. Read More – Datsun Redi Go – All You Need To Know
|Base Model||Rs 5 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 10 lakh|
Based on the highly localised low-cost platform, the GO Cross is expected to be priced quite aggressively against its rivals. It could be priced within the range of Rs. 5 lakh – Rs. 10 lakh (ex-showroom).
|Engine||1.2-litre, 3-cylinder Petrol|
|Maximum Power||76bhp @ 6,000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||104Nm @ 4,000rpm|
|Engine||1.5-litre, 4-cylinder In-Line Diesel|
|Maximum Power||63.1bhp @ 4,000rpm|
|Maximum Torque||160Nm @ 2,000rpm|
|Petrol||18kmpl – 20kmpl (Estimated)|
|Diesel||23kmpl – 25kmpl (Estimated)|
Datsun is aiming at high fuel efficiency with the Go Cross. We expect the petrol version of the crossover will give around 18kmpl of mileage, while the diesel version could deliver about 23-25kmpl.
– Hexagonal grille with chrome bezel
– LED fog lights
– Auxiliary circular lamps
– Chromed finished wheels
– Silver chromed bumper with black plastic extensions
– LED headlamps
– Silver lower body cladding and roof rails
– Rear bumper with pseudo air intakes
– Silver diffuser and LED taillight
– High ground clearance
The Go Cross is based on the elongated Nissan V platform, which also underpins the new Go+ MPV. It claimed to be as light as its MPV sibling. Featuring bold silhouette and a high ground clearance, the Go Cross crossover gets a stance of a proper compact SUV. This one, in fact, looks a lot better than many compact SUVs on sale currently.
The MPV gets an aggressive front fascia featuring a hexagonal grille with chrome bezel and LED headlamps. Other design highlights include silver chromed bumper with black plastic extensions, LED fog lights, auxiliary circular lamps and higher bonnet line. On sides, the vehicle is equipped with silver lower body cladding, a pair of chrome finished 5-spoke alloy wheels and roof rails. Though, the rear end is quite different from the GO hatchback and GO+ MPV. At the rear, the car gets a bumper with pseudo air intakes, LED taillight enclosures and silver diffuser.
The company hasn’t revealed details and pictures of the GO Cross cabin. It is expected that the vehicle will share some of its features with the GO Plus MPV. However, the quality of materials and fit & finish will see an improvement. The company might also add a touchscreen infotainment system on the top-end model, while ABS & dual airbags could be offered as an optional.
In India, the Datsun GO-Cross crossover might be offered with a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, 12V, petrol and a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder in-line diesel engine. These powertrains also do duty in other Nissan cars. The petrol mill is capable to yield a maximum power output of 76bhp at 6,000rpm and a peak torque of 104Nm at 4,000rpm. On the other hand, the diesel mill churns out 63.1bhp at 4,000rpm and 160Nm at 2,000rpm. Transmission duties could be executed by a 5-speed manual gearbox. Though, the company hasn’t yet revealed the engine details of the vehicle.
This is all what we have for now on the Datsun Go Cross, stay tuned to IndiaCarNews for all updates on this.
Based on the elongated Nissan V platform, the new Datsun Go Cross looks better than most of the SUVs currently on sale in the country. This sub-4 metre SUV will be offered in both petrol and diesel fuel options, and in both manual and automatic versions.