• Datsun Go-Cross concept
    Datsun Go-Cross conceptNissan News
  • Datsun Go-Cross conceptNissan News

Nissan's low-cost brand Datsun has started teasing its GO-Cross Concept before its debut at the upcoming Auto Expo 2016. The GO-Cross, which is still in its inception stage, will go into production later this year and is expected to be launched in India by 2017.

Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015, Datsun GO-Cross, the third offering from the brand based on its GO hatchback platform, is expected to share the arena at the auto show with the company's upcoming redi-Go.

Datsun GO-Cross is expected to get a hexagonal grille in line with other Datsun models, finished in black. The model, which is likely to boast a less boxy rear design as compared to the GO+ MPV, also shows LED strips inside the taillamp cluster. The other features expected include larger alloy wheels, roof rails and a roof-mounted spoiler.

Datsun is rumoured to launch GO-Cross in both five-seater and seven-seater versions. Previous reports had said that the company is likely to roll out the Datsun GO-Cross five-seater first in the country and the model is likely to get a price tag higher than its hatchback and MPV siblings. On the design front of the GO-Cross, it is expected to get a higher ground clearance with skid plates in the front, rear and sides. Powering the Go-cross is likely to be the same 1.2-litre three-cylinder DOHC 12-valve motor that does duty in Go and Go+.

 On the other hand, redi-Go, the small car based on the CMF-A platform will be powered by a three-cylinder petrol engine with five-speed manual transmission.