Seen here is a digital rendering of the Nissan Magnite - an upcoming sub-4-metre SUV that will lock horns with the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Venue
The world premiere of Nissan Magnite, the much awaited B-SUV Concept, will take place on July 16. The upcoming design study will spawn a low-cost SUV that will go on to engage in a duel with well-established models like the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Venue. Ahead of the web debut, our in-house expert web illustrator has come up with a quick rendering to give us an idea of what the front fascia of the new model could look like.
The above rendering is based on the latest teaser image and hence, carries the same visual elements. What's noteworthy here is that instead of the much publicized V-Motion grille of the latest generation Nissan models, the Magnite carries a hexagonal grille that is more in line with the styling theme carried by Datsun models. The hexagonal grille is flanked by a silver trim and, as revealed by the latest teaser, has a red accent on part of the grille.
Other highlights of the nose include a sleek pair of headlamps with LED fixtures and LED DRL strips that start just below the main beams and extend all the way down to the fog lamp housings in the lower portion of the bumper, a la Mahindra XUV300. The new model could get a body-coloured faux skid plate to complete the sophisticated look of the front-end.
In the side profile, the Nissan Magnite will carry a floating-effect roof, along with stylish mags that could measure up to 17-inch in diameter. We're pretty sure that the carmaker would have given a good look to the Renault Triber and tried to incorporate a similar approach for optimizing the vehicle occupant packaging. Speaking of the interior, the Nissan Magnite is likely to be brimming with sufficiently premium features, including a large-size touchscreen infotainment unit with smartphone support, steering-mounted audio controls, semi-digital instrumentation, rear aircon vents and cruise control.
The upcoming Hyundai Venue-rival will get its juice from a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine good for a maximum power of 100PS and a peak torque of 160Nm. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT unit. Safely expect the carmaker to adopt a clever pricing strategy in order to make maximum impact in the heavily-populated-but-highly-lucrative entry-SUV segment.