Datsun Cross gets touchscreen & new dashboard
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The Datsun Cross is not an entirely new model like the Datsun GO Cross Concept suggested. It is just a variant of the Datsun GO+ MPV and features a rugged styling for differentiation. However, it has a different interior as compared to the Datsun GO+. One of the spy shots reveals that the Datsun Cross features new dashboard, a touch-operated central display and rectangular central air vents.
The fitment of a touchscreen infotainment system in the Datsun Cross was already expected. A report released early last year had said that the company will offer more connectivity features in the future. The Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ could gain the touchscreen infotainment and incorporate the new dashboard design when they receive their mid-cycle update next year.
The Datsun Cross will measure just under four metres in length, making itself suitable for the Indian market. In Indonesia, local reports say that Datsun will offer it with the same HR12DE 1.2-litre petrol engine as the Datsun GO+. This engine is a naturally aspirated three-cylinder unit that develops 68 PS and 104 Nm of torque. Datsun could offer a continuously variable transmission as an option to a 5-speed manual transmission in the Cross.
Datsun Cross - Image Gallery (Spy Shots)
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