Datsun India has confirmed that it will launch a new Datsun SUV under Rs 10 Lakhs in the first quarter of 2019. Thomas Kuehl, president, Nissan India Operations, has confirmed the news to Autocar India. The upcoming car will be a sub-4 meter compact SUV with a rumoured crossover styling. Reports also suggest that the Datsun Cross could be the upcoming sub-4 meter compact SUV.
The upcoming SUV will be based on the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF-A platform in all possibility. This platform will also be seen in the upcoming Renault MPV in early 2019. The compact SUV will be powered by a 1.0 Litre Petrol engine which already used in RediGO, but for the upcoming SUV, it would be a turbocharged unit. The SUV will only come in the petrol variant. This model will be at the top of Datsun’s lineup in India .
The GO and GO+ facelifts might launch in the festive season. Both the cars were launched in 2014 and still did not receive any update. You might see a new design styling like new alloys, LED DRLs and more. For features, it would get a new touchscreen infotainment, rear parking sensors, steering mounted controls and more. In the interiors, it might get rear power windows, power steering, a new mobile docking system and a USB port for charging. The idea will be to make it look more premium than the earlier version. For safety, both of them will get updates such as ABS and dual airbags, ESP and more.
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