Datsun's next important SUV launch could be the 2018 Go Cross and it will come with seven seats! - The Financial Express

Datsun’s next important SUV launch could be the 2018 Go Cross and it will come with seven seats!

Datsun Go Cross: Could this 7-seater SUV be Datsun's next product for India, considering that the territory for a mass-market crossover is yet to be explored

By: | Published: January 18, 2018 6:30 PM

The Datsun Go Cross has been on the global horizons for a while now, and now Datsun have finally launched the launched the Go+ based crossover in the Indonesian market. Up until now we assumed that it would go by the Go Cross moniker but Datsun have decided to ditch the Go nomenclature, and the crossover has been named the “Cross”. Up until now, the Datsun Go Cross has not been confirmed for the Indian market. However, speaking to VP Datsun India,Jerome Saigot at the Datsun Redi Go AMT test drive, he mentioned candidly that “every Indian automotive manufacturer needs to have an SUV or a Crossover in their portfolio” further suggesting that Datsun next product is likely to be a Crossover, implicating that the Cross will make it to India. Mr Saigot said he wished the Go+ received more attention from the public, based on the fact that its price tag is far below anything for

 

On the inside, however, you can see strong links with to the Go+, in fact, it's almost identical to the Datsun Go+. Including the all-black theme, identical instrument cluster and steering wheel (which now also features a few silver inserts). However, the most important addition to the Cross will be a 6.75-inch touchscreen infotainment system, although it will connect to the same two speaker setup.

Being their most premium product, the Cross gets a whole lot of exclusive upmarket kit, from automatic follow me home lamps, front and rear power windows and electronically adjusted ORVMs. Safety will also be on the list for the global cross dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, stability control (called VDC), traction control and rear parking sensors.

The engine, however, remains identical to the Go+ which make 68 hp and 104 Nm of torque, the 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine might get an automatic as well as a 5-speed manual gearbox. Up until now, we had no idea whether Datsun Cross would ultimately make the cut for India, but having spoken to Mr Saigot we firmly believe that this might make it to India sooner than we had expected.

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