Datsun is a relatively new brand in India. Yet, it has managed to get many buyers in the country, thanks to the more affordable offerings. Now, the Japanese manufacturer has unveiled the GO-Cross MPV. The official launch of the Datsun GO-Cross will happen next month, around Auto Expo. As the name suggests, the Go-Cross is based on the Datsun GO+. But with the Cross moniker comes a refreshed styling inside and out. Apart from the cosmetics, the GO-Cross will also be offered with an automatic CVT gearbox. When launched in India, the pricing is expected to fall around Rs 6 lakhs. (Read: Made in India GO+ exported to South Africa)
The front bumper has a fresh sportier design, having a large integrated front grille and round fog lamps for the adventurous look. The headlamp design is also new and now comes with DRLs and projector lenses. For the rugged look, the black cladding runs all around the car.
At the rear, Go-Cross gets a spoiler and skid plates at the bottom. The ride height of this crossover is 30mm more than the GO+ MPV. The car also comes with roof rails that are rated for 30kg of load. And finally, a larger 15-inch alloy wheels completes the look.
Interiors of Go-Cross now sports an all-black theme instead of beige treatment in the GO+. The AC vents and control knobs are repositioned and make space for a 6.75-inch touchscreen unit. The GO-Cross also gets an analog rev counter on the instrument cluster. This was missing on the Datsun GO+. But like the GO+, the GO-Cross is still a 7-seater vehicle.
The engine remains the same 1.2-litre petrol unit producing 68PS of max power and 104Nm of peak torque. The transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a CVT.
It will compete with other cross-hatchbacks in the market like Toyota Etios Cross, Honda WR-V, Hyundai i20 Active and Fiat Urban Cross. However, Datsun GO-Cross will be more affordable than all these options and has another USP of being a 7-seater car.
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