The Datsun Cross MPV debuts with rugged design

Datsun Cross India

The Datsun Cross MPV has been launched in Indonesia for a price starting from 163 million Indonesia Rupiah which is approximately Rs 7.25 lakh. It looks very similar to the Go-Cross concept we saw at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo and is essentially a rugged version of the Go+.

In India, the Cross will be positioned above the Go+ and will be priced slightly lower than the Indonesian model. It will be present at the upcoming Auto Expo but exact launch date isn’t confirmed.

Price Rs. 4.8 lakhs
Launch in India 2018
Engine 1.2-l petrol
Transmission Manual & CVT
Length 1560 mm
Width  1670 mm
Height  3995 mm
Wheelbase  2450 mm
Ground Clearance  200 mm

 

Datsun Cross MPV- Design

Datsun says that the Cross has been designed to tackle variety of road conditions and is a car for ‘ all lifestyles and for a variety of tasks’. Being a rugged MPV with SUV-like ground clearance, its hard to refute this claims. However, you will have to wait till the Auto Expo for a proper verdict.

We loved the Go-Cross concept’s youthful front fascia and this production model manages to retain almost the entirety of it- fit with signature hexagonal grille and rugged bumper. Adequate under-body protection is provided by body-wide dark metallic gray cladding and contrasting faux-skid plates.

The Datsun Cross is similar to the Go+ at its sides and rear, but extra cladding and aggressive design elements have been included. The car comes with new 15″ alloy wheels, roof rails, ORVMs with integrated indicator and a rear spoiler.

It is available in two solid- white and black, and five metallic colours- amber, copper, gray, red and silver.

Inside, there’s comfortable seating for 5 adults. The last row seat, as per Datsun, is best suited for short distances or if you have small children.

The car follows and all-black interior colour scheme with 6.75-inch touchscreen infotainment and re-positioned AC vents.

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New Datsun Cross colours

Datsun Cross MPV- Engine and Specs

The new Datsun Cross comes powered by a 1.2-liter petrol mill in two states of tune- 68 hp and 78 hp. It is capable of producing 104 Nm of torque. In India, only the 68hp model is currently available (in Go+) but since this is a premium model, Datsun could upgrade it to the latter.

The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission as well a CVT.

In Indonesia, the Cross comes with a Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) as standard. This brings together features like anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution with brake assist (EBD), traction control (TCS) and brake-limited slip differential (B-LSD). Dual front airbags are also provided.

Datsun Cross cvt interior

 

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