Nissan has teased the Magnite in a new video, revealing all the 18 products that the brand will launch in the next 18 months.
The competition in the sub-4m compact SUV space has been heating up as every carmaker is trying to grab a bite of this pie. However, as of now, a lot of carmakers are yet to turn up their cards in this poker suite. Nissan is also a part of this list. The carmaker teased the sub-4m Magnite SUV before the Auto Expo this year, but there are no signs of the car yet. And yet again, the Japanese automaker has teased us up with another set of visuals of the upcoming Magnite SUV. The brand has announced to launch 12 new vehicles across the globe in the next 18 months and Magnite will be a part of this list. The brand has revealed this in a new teaser video.
The video gives a glimpse of the car’s side profile and the front facet. It reveals that the Magnite will not get the V-Motion grille as seen on the other Nissan cars. Instead, it gets a Datsun like hexagonal unit. The headlamps, although, mimics those seen on the bigger Kicks. The teaser image also showcases the car’s DRL pattern. It gets twin-DRL set up. A slim-straight-line is engulfed in the headlamp assembly, while an L-shaped unit is fixed in the lower end of the bumper.
Talking of the side profile, it does look proportionate. It gets a set of sleek roof rails and a nicely integrated roof spoiler. Also, the tail lamps look inspired by the Kicks. With adequately large overhangs on both the ends, the car does not look like a tail-chopped crossover as the Mahindra XUV300. It also gets a rear wiper, which is a nice touch. Thought, the conventional antennae could’ve been replaced with a shark fin antennae. The Magnite will sit on the CMF-A platform that will also be a base for the upcoming Renault sub-4m SUV and sedan.
To power the wheels of the Magnite, Nissan will offer the car with 2 engine options. Both the units will displace 1000cc in a 3-pot configuration. However, the cheaper of the two will be a naturally aspirated motor and belt out 71 BHP/96 Nm. The expensive of the two will feature a turbocharger to pump out 99 BHP/160 Nm. To perform the transmission duties, there will be 2 gearbox options to choose from – 5-speed MT and CVT automatic.