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Auto Expo 2016: Datsun to showcase Go-Cross and Bluebird 1600 SSS (510) rally car

Team OD  /
27 Jan 2016 15:04:39 IST

Datsun will showcase the Go-Cross concept, the Bluebird 1600 SSS (510) rally car as well asfeature rich versions of the Go and the Go+ at the 2016 Auto Expo.The Datsun Go-Cross, which debuted at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show, is primarily targeted at global markets. Considering the growing fondness for crossovers in India, the Go-Cross is expected to reach our shores as well.

Although the specifications aren't out yet, Datsun's design head, Koji Nagano, has said that the crossover can be modified to meet the requirements of different markets. This means that the Go-Cross can also be reduced in lengthto take advantage of the duty benefits for sub-four-metre cars in India.

The Datsun Go-Cross does look like it's production ready, but certain bits might not make it to the final car, for instance, the wing mirrors, the large wheels and other ornamental elementsthat are usually found onconcepts. One can expect the design cues on the Go-Crossto lend itapremium look and feel as well asenhance its presence.

Datsun GO-cross Concept (10)

Vincent Cobee, head of Datsun, has statedthat the Go-Cross wouldeither be powered by a new family of engines or by the existing powertrains indifferent states of tune,to match its crossover intents.

Parked alongside the Datsun Go-Cross will be the Datsun Bluebird 1600 SSS (510) rally car, which brought the brand some fame in the early 1970s with quite a few rally wins in the US and Australia. According to the company, this vehicleembodies the fighting spirit and winning determination that anchors the Datsun brand.

Also sharing the spotlight at the Datsun stand at the Expo will be improved versions of the Go and Go+. Visitors can also experience the roomy interior and onboard gaming consoles in the Datsun Go+ Smart display vehicle.

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