The Datsun Cross based on the GO+ MPV has been unveiled in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Showcased as the GO Cross concept at the 2016 Auto Expo, Datsun’s fourth and flagship product has been globally unveiled in Indonesia in production form. Named as the Datsun Cross, the crossover is based on the 7-seater GO+ MPV and comes with vast changes to be perceived as a distinct product. Datsun isn’t going to launch it in Asia any time soon, however, there is a possibility that it could be launched here in 2019.
Featuring 200 mm of ground clearance in addition to front & rear faux skid plates and body cladding, this car has got the basic ingredients of a crossover right. Front fascia is dominated by a hexagonal grill with honeycomb pattern and chrome border while the projector headlamps, LED DRLs and round foglamps enhance its visual appeal. Apart from the 15-inch alloy wheels and a large rear spoiler, the Datsun Cross also comes with roof rails with a load bearing capacity of 30 kg.
The cabin has a clean layout with thoughtful touches of silver and flaunts a 6.75-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with bluetooth and smartphone connectivity. While the centre console gets silver accents, seats come clad in black fabric upholstery with contrast double stitching. Notable features include automatic headlamps with follow-me-home function, dual airbags, ABS, electric adjustment for rear-view mirrors, automatic wipers and Vehicle Dynamic Control.
The Datsun Cross comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine under the hood which is available in two states of tune. Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, the engine produces 68 PS of power and 104 Nm of torque in its standard tune. In the more powerful tune, it comes paired to a CVT gearbox and gets a higher peak power rating of 78 PS. Built on the V platform, the car is decidedly larger in size than the current Datsun lineup. If launched in Asia, it will compete with the likes of the Mahindra KUV100.
– Datsun Cross unveiled in Indonesia, gets an imposing design
– Features include automatic projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment unit and DRLs
– Powered by 1.2-litre petrol engine available in two states of tune
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