Datsun Cross Upcoming car in 2018
The crossover and SUV market in the Indian subcontinent is at its lucrative best for both the manufacturers as well as the buyers. As a buyer, you get something that resembles an SUV for the price of hatch. The latest entrant to the mass market of passenger vehicles in India – Datsun, has its eyes set on this segment.
After the launch of the affordable Datsun Go, Redigo and the super compact MPV Go+, the Nissan sub-brand will get the Cross to India. Unveiled globally at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2015, the Cross was seen in India for the first time at the Auto Expo 2016.
Datsun Cross Price In India
Price- 4.4 Lakh
The Datsun Cross is based on the Go+ MPV and so has almost the same proportions. What is new, however, is the contrast coloured body kit which for this concept car is grey around the sides and silver on the pseudo bash plate elements.
Datsun has fitted this concept car with projector headlamps and LED DRLs which will become standard headlights when the vehicle goes into production. One of the other noticeable elements on the car is the black roof tray with rails which, we believe, will be carried over to the production model. There is a small rear spoiler and fancy looking C-shaped tail lamps which will likely be carried over into production.
There are currently no pictures of the interior but going by how Datsun has kitted out the cabin of its other models, we can safely assume that this vehicle too may get an amalgamation of the standard elements. AC, AUX-IN interface and space for about five people (realistically) are expected to be on the offer list.
Engine and gearbox
On the engine front, we expect the 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol to be the standard offering. There is a high possibility that this may be the first model in the Datsun line-up to be offered with a diesel engine, which, in this case, will be the 1.5-litre dCi that powers a variety of Nissan and Renault models. A five-speed manual will be common across all variants.
We may probably get to see a near production version of the Cross and expect it not to be too far away from the concept. Being a concept car, it will be hard to predict any price. However, we believe that this vehicle will slot in above the Go+ and have a starting price in the range of Rs 4.5 lakh. It is expected to be launched sometime next year.
Datsun Go Cross Key Features
– Hexagonal grille with chrome bezel
– LED fog lights
– Auxiliary circular lamps
– Chromed finished wheels
– Silver chromed bumper with black plastic extensions
– LED headlamps
– Silver lower body cladding and roof rails
– Rear bumper with pseudo air intakes
– Silver diffuser and LED taillight
– High ground clearance
– ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
– EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution)
– Dual front airbags
– Engine immobilizer
– Rear parking sensor
Datsun Cross Overview
The Datsun Cross has already been launched in Indonesia and could launch in India close to the 2018 Auto Expo. Since nothing has been written in stone yet, it is also equally possible that its arrival gets delayed to later this year. The Datsun Cross is based on the Go+ but gets revised looks and interiors. Though the Cross has been launched at a price close to Rs 7.25 lakh in Indonesia, we expect it to be priced around Rs 6 lakh in India.
In terms of design, the front is almost identical to the concept. The headlamps get projector lenses and DRLs as well. Black cladding runs all around the car and it rides on 15-inch alloy wheels designed to add to the muscular look. Ground clearance is also up by 30mm and is now rated at 200mm. Overall, the design looks similar to the concept and comes together rather well.
Inside, the beige is replaced by an all-black interior. A 6.75-inch touchscreen infotainment system has been added to the dashboard and an analogue tachometer to the instrument cluster.
The engine is still the same 1.2-litre petrol unit which makes 68PS of max power and 104Nm of peak torque. The engine can be mated to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission. In India too, the same are expected to be offered.
The Datsun Cross will rival other cross-hatchbacks like the Hyundai i20 Active, Toyota Etios Cross, Honda WR-V and Fiat Avventura, and will likely be priced cheaper as well.
Datsun Cross Mileage
|Fuel Type||Transmission||ARAI Mileage|
Technical Specifications of Datsun GO Cross
|Ex-Showroom Price in New Delhi||4.4 Lakh*|
|Engine Description||1.2 litre|
Engine & Transmission
|Engine Type||1.2 litre Petrol Engine|
|Engine Description||1.2 litre|
|No. of cylinder||3|
|Valves Per Cylinder||0|
Datsun GO Cross Performance & Fuel
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Liters)||35|
Datsun GO Cross Capacity & Dimensions
|Ground Clearance Unladen||200 mm|
|Wheel Base||2450 mm|
The Datsun Cross has 1 Petrol Engine on offer. The Petrol engine is 1198 cc. It is available with the Manual transmission. The Cross has a length of 3995 mm, width of 1670 mm and a wheelbase of 2450 mm.