Wondering, how the production version of the Nissan Magnite would look like? Our in-house digital artist has created a rendering of the compact-SUV to help you with the answer
Nissan has recently unveiled the near-production concept of the Magnite and we should admit that it looks gorgeous. However, the Magnite concept wore certain design elements that would not be making their way to its production avatar. While the overall design of the car would remain the same, to give us an idea of the production model, our in-house rendering specialist – Shoeb R. Kalania has created a digital illustration of the market-ready Magnite. In comparison to the concept version of the Magnite, the production-spec rendering gets a slew of changes that are very likely to be seen on the final version to the keep the prices in check.
To start with, it gets conventional LED projector headlamp units like the Kicks. On the lower end of the front face, it now gets a subtle design for the skid plate. Also, gone are the body-coloured inserts on the front scuff plates that were seen on the concept car and so is the case with the small red insert that was seen on the radiator grille. Moving towards the side, the fancy ORVMs are now replaced with more practical units. The massive alloy wheels seen on the concept version are now replaced with nice-looking 5-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels. Furthermore, they are now shod with road-going tyres. Please note that the Magnite concept wore funky offroad-spec rubber.
Other hard-to-spot differences between the production-spec version and the concept model are body-coloured door handles, missing indents from the wheel arches, and the missing Magnite logo from the chrome inserts on the rocker panels. It is expected that a similar suite would be followed for the rear facet as well. The scuff plate would be toned down in terms of its outlandish design, thereby reducing the length to fit in the 4-meter mark.
Talking of the mechanicals, the Nissan Magnite is expected to come with a 1.0L turbo-petrol motor. The 3-pot force-fed petrol engine will be able to put out a peak power and torque output of 100 PS and 160 Nm, respectively. The transmission options will comprise a 5-speed MT and a 5-speed AMT. The Magnite will most likely be hitting the market by the end of this year. Once launched, it will rival the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, and Tata Nexon.