Nissan has revealed some key specifications of the upcoming Nissan Magnite. The new SUV will go on to rival the likes of Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue
Nissan Magnite is the next big launch of the Japanese carmaker. Scheduled to launch in the next few days, Nissan Magnite will be available with two petrol engine options. At launch, the new SUV will rival against Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue and Maruti Vitara Brezza. According to the revealed specifications, the Nissan Magnite will measure 3,998 mm long, 1,758 mm wide and 2,500 mm high. Weighing 939 kg and 1,039 kg for the petrol-manual and turbo petrol-auto powertrains, respectively, the Nissan Magnite is claimed to be the lightest SUV in its class. The SUV rides on 16-inch wheels shod in 195/60 section tyres.
Nissan Magnite is built on the CMF-A modular platform developed by Renault-Nissan Alliance. The same platform is also used on the Renault Triber and Renault Kiger. Nissan will offer three trims for the Nissan Magnite, XE, XL, and XV. In terms of features, the Nissan Magnite will come with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, 360 degree view camera, wireless charging, ambient lighting, air purifier, push-button start, LED DRLs, LED fog lamps, cruise control, tire pressure monitor and more.
Petrol engines of the upcoming Nissan Magnite include a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder naturally aspirated unit and a turbocharged version. The former can churn out a top power of 72 Bhp and a maximum torque of 96 Nm of torque. This engine will come with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The turbocharged unit is capable of producing 99 Bhp of power and 160 Nm of torque when it is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. If offered with CVT automatic gearbox, the torque output drops to 152 Nm.
Compared to the turbocharged unit that is available on the Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet, the Nissan Magnite's turbo unit is less powerful. The 1.0-litre 2 cylinder turbocharged of the Sonet and Venue is capable of making 118 Bhp and 175 Nm. This engine is mated to either a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed DCT.
With regards to the fuel efficiency, the Nissan Magnite’s powertrain specs are also less impressive. The turbocharged engine is claimed to return an ARAI fuel mileage of 20 kmpl while the turbo-CVT combination offers a fuel economy figure of 17.7 kmpl. The naturally aspirated version is claimed to feature a mileage of 18.75 kmpl. According to the recent report, Nissan will price the Magnite aggressively. The Magnite might become the most affordable vehicle in the segment. It is expected that the Nissan Magnite will be priced from Rs 5.25 lakh to Rs 8 lakh.