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|
|Transmission||Manual & CVT|
|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.
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.