Here's a set of spy shots of Nissan Magnite from the carmaker's Japan-based facility. The compact-SUV is all set to be unveiled soon. Read here to know more.
Almost everyone is ready to put money on a sub-4m compact SUV. The craze and love this segment enjoys in the country are really high. Also, carmakers are acknowledging this fact. Thus, almost every brand has at least one sub-4m compact-SUV on sale in the country. Those who don’t have one in their line-up are planning to launch one soon. Recently, Nissan showcased the Magnite Concept. It will be the brand’s sub-4m compact-SUV that will take on the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon and more. Now, the spy shots of the production-spec model have emerged on the internet. In the pictures, the Magnite can be seen in its final phase of testing with minimal camo.
Nissan has also confirmed that it will be unveiling the production-spec Magnite on October 21. However, it is expected to go on sale by early 2021. In the spy shots, the production-spec Magnite looks nearly identical to its concept form. The front embraces a Datsun-inspired hexagonal grille, which is flanked by sharply-designed LED headlamps on the sides. The bumper continues with similar lines and creases as the Magnite Concept. It sits on a set of 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, which look premium. There are prominent haunches for the wheel arches that merge into the headlamps and tail lamps.
The story with the rear-end is similar as well. In comparison to the Magnite Concept, changes on the production-spec Magnite are minimal. It gets a kink in the spoiler that looks smart. Like the outside, Magnite will get a contemporary design for the inside. It will come with an 8.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment unit with a 360-degree camera as well. Other features include cruise control, steering-mounted audio control, connected car features, automatic climate control and more.
The Magnite is likely to be offered with two engine options. There will be a 1.0L naturally-aspirated 3-pot petrol motor that will belt out 72 Bhp and 96 Nm. Alongside, there will be a turbocharged iteration of this 1.0L three-cylinder engine that is capable of pushing out 95 Bhp against 160 Nm. The Magnite is likely to come with three gearbox options – 5-speed MT, 5-speed AMT, and CVT.