work in progress

Datsun has unveiled the GO-Cross concept during the Tokyo Motor Show.

Described as the “brand’s vision for possible expansion of the Datsun GO/GO+ family in high growth markets”, the study takes the shape of a compact crossover featuring a distinctive front end with hexagonal radiator grille and sweptback LED headlights. The rugged design is completed by plastic body cladding, big round fog lamps and a massive rear diffuser.

Based on the Datsun GO+, the vehicle is only a design exercise and the producer hasn’t decided whether to introduce a production version of it or not. Given it’s conceptual nature, Datsun is not providing any technical details.

The revived brand announced “the concept investigates the market potential of a crossover with spirit and a sense of adventure” and that “it’s a car that fully handles the day-to-day routine yet still has plenty left for holidays or weekend fun”.

In other related news, Vincent Cobee, global head of Datsun, reconfirmed the company will launch a brand new model at the beginning of 2016 that will be based on Renault-Nissan’s CMF-A global architecture. The company is also “studying further business expansion possibilities in other high-growth markets around the world”.

Source: Datsun via IAB

Gallery: Datsun GO-Cross concept previews possible future SUV in Tokyo