Nissan sub-brand Datsun had unveiled crossover concept Go Cross at Auto Expo 2016 and had garnered a lot of public interest. We had reported that the company is set to unveil production ready model this month and a picture of the purported model was leaked online.
The spy pic is said to have been clicked in Indonesia where the Go Cross intended to go on sale in early 2018. However, the spy picture from Autonetmagz indicates the Go Cross will be a jazzed up version of the Go+ MPV than an all-new model as envisioned. The company has not revealed any details of the Go Cross' production version yet. However, if the spy picture actually belongs to the Go Cross, it will be an underwhelming move from Datsun.
The model in the spy picture wears black cladding all around and also features silver bash plate on the front and rear bumpers. A roof spoiler and roof rack to carry up to 30kg of luggage add butch stance. However, the design overall has a toned down effect from the snazzy Go Cross concept.
If the Go Cross is set to be introduced as a derivative of Go+ MPV it will share the interior and powertrain with the regular model in the Indonesian market. The Go+ is powered by a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, petrol engine developing 68hp and 104Nm of peak torque mated to a five-speed manual, as standard while CVT automatic transmission is also on offer.
Having said that, we really expect the purported model is a just limited edition of Go+ for Indonesia and Go Cross will be an all-new model. The Go Cross concept showcased came with a less boxy rear design and higher ground clearance. The crossover concept had a hexagonal radiator grille, LED headlamps and fog lamps, larger alloy wheels, roof rails and a roof-mounted spoiler. In addition, skid plates at the front, rear and the sides provide crucial visual appeal.