Jakarta - Datsun is gunning for a slice of the compact crossover market with the not-so-adventurously-named Datsun Cross, revealed in Indonesia on Thursday.
Until now the budget brand has concentrated solely on entry level cars, so the Cross is a clear and clever attempt to move a notch or two upmarket.
Though the Cross evidently shares its basic bodyshell with the Go+, it has been treated to some serious decorating both inside and out.
To that end, it has a completely redesigned front end inspired by the Cross concept, as well as raised suspension, black body cladding, 15-inch alloys and a large rear spoiler.
Inside stylists have done well to mask its budget car origins with a more modern central air vent design, new instrument dials, metallic and mock-carbon trimmings and, perhaps most importantly, a 17cm touchscreen infotainment system. Like the Go+, the Cross offers seating for seven.