Datsun GO Cross Launch Likely In Early 2018
Datsun GO Cross Launch Likely In Early 2018

Datsun GO Cross Launch Likely In Early 2018

issan, 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. Datsun GO Cross Launch Likely In Early 2018.

 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.

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