Nissan Magnite is all-set to hit the Indian shores in the coming months. Once launched, it’ll compete with the likes of Hyundai Venue, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport.
Nissan has plans to introduce a total of eight new models for Africa, Middle East and India in the next coming months. The automaker has announced that they plan to first introduce a new sub-compact SUV in our market. Officially, this new Nissan SUV will be named Magnite. Once launched, it’ll compete with the likes of Hyundai Venue, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport. Here’s a new video uploaded by the YouTube channel of Indian Autos Blog, where the host explains Nissan's all-new compact SUV from every angle. The upcoming Nissan Magnite will be based on the company’s CMF-A+ platform. This is the same platform which also underpins the Renault Triber.
The upcoming production-spec model of the SUV will look very similar to that of the recently revealed concept version. In terms of looks, the production-spec model will be the toned-down version of the concept car. Outside, the SUV will feature a robust and sporty design language as it gets sleek LED headlamps with boomerang-shaped LED DRLs and dominant chrome-garnished grille. The side profile of the car gets sloping roofline, two-tone alloy wheels, squarish blacked-out wheel cladding and chrome door handles. The rear fascia of the Magnite features LED taillights, Nissan badging and a faux skid plate. The carmaker says that the SUV will offer a spacious interior as compared to a car of the same size.
Mechanically, it’ll derive power from a 1.0-litre three-pot turbocharged gasoline mill that produces 99bhp of peak power and 160 Nm of twisting force. Transmission duties will be done by a manual and automatic gearbox. To attract new buyers towards the all-new Magnite, the automaker will also offer a host of segment-first features and will price the car aggressively. Inside, it’ll come loaded with features like an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, around-view-monitor, cruise control and much more. The all-new Nissan SUV is expected to be offered at a starting price of Rs 5.25 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The automaker will launch the Magnite in the Indian market before March 2021.