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Datsun has announced that it will unveil the new-gen compact crossover in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 18, 2018. The crossover has been christened as Cross as opposed to the Go Cross moniker of the concept model.
Ahead of its unveil, Datsun has released a new teaser image which reveals the front fascia of the Cross. The overall design is similar to the concept model with kinked headlights and circular fog lamps. From the front, the Cross looks rugged as opposed to the Go+.
The front fascia of the Datsun Cross also features projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, body cladding and faux skid plates. Overall, the Cross looks unique as compared to other Datsun models with the body cladding and skid plate.
The Datsun Cross has been already spied, and the production version of the Go Cross shares the body panels and mechanical components from the Go+ which is also sold in the Indian market.
The Cross will be a variant of the Go+ and not an all-new model. From the recent spy images, the rear of the crossover has been revealed. The Cross gets black plastic cladding running across the body and silver trim on the lower part of the rear bumper. It is also equipped with a large roof spoiler which gives the Cross a sporty look.
The interior of the new Datsun Cross is expected to be similar to the other Datsun models, and it will be offered in a seven-seater configuration similar to the Go+. But it's likely that the Cross will get an all-black interior with a redesigned dashboard with touchscreen infotainment system.
On the mechanical front, the Indonesia-spec Cross will draw power from a 1.2-litre three-cylinder, petrol engine producing 68bhp and 104Nm of torque. The engine is coupled to a 5-speed manual or an optional CVT gearbox. The Cross will be equipped with disc brakes on all four wheels.
Datsun has announced that the Cross will be the company's new flagship model with unique design and features. Datsun is expected to introduce the Cross in India later this year. In India, the Cross will lock horns with the likes of Mahindra KUV100 NXT, Toyota Etios Cross and event the Maruti CelerioX.