Datsun is expanding the Go platform and a possible crossover in its concept stage was shown at the ongoing 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.
Christened as Go-cross, the concept will be the third product from Go hatchback platform, second being the Go+ MPV. The concept is the feasibility study model in the cross-over segment.
The design of the Go-cross is typical to the crossover standards with raised ground clearance. The off-road potential is highlighted with skid plates in the front, rear and sides. The skid plates are mounted on the claddings that cover the bottom of all four sides and wheel arches.
The concept sports hexagonal grille in line with the other Datsun model. The grille gets a black colour treatment for the first time adding sportiness to the crossover concept. The fog lamp placed near the headlamp unit resembles the last generation Skoda Yeti crossover, which is known for its funky styling. The LED lights are mounted within the air dams on the lower front part.
The rear gets less boxy design compared to the Go+ MPV. The tail lamps in the concept also feature LED strips inside the cluster. Other notable additions are large alloy wheels in dark shade, roof rails and roof-mounted spoiler.
Being a concept, the interior and the technical details have not been released by Datsun.
Speaking on the future models and strategies of Datsun, Vincent Cobee, Global Head of Datsun said: "This is a significant day for Datsun. We have successfully completed the first phase of our return, and we feel proud that through our vehicles more than 100,000 customers have been able to make their dream of personal mobility a reality. In fact, the latest figure of cars sold since Datsun GO was launched in India in March 2014 now stands at 114 000 units.
"Our expansion plans include the continued growth of sales and service networks in our four existing markets, while expanding our offering to three models in India. There, we will launch a totally new model at the beginning of 2016, which will be the first Nissan Motor model based on the new Renault-Nissan Alliance CMF-A architecture".