Nissan Magnite Unveil Date Announced
Latest Update: Nissan has finally launched the Magnite SUV at a start price of Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom India). To know more about it, click here.
A few months ago, Nissan had previewed its upcoming sub-4m SUV, Magnite, in concept avatar. Now the Japanese makers have announced that it will reveal the production version of the SUV on 21st October ahead of its launch.
The brand has also shared some of its images, being tested at Nissan’s hallowed Tochigi plant. Though the testing vehicle was partially camouflage covered, it reveals a lot of design attributes of the production form of Nissan Magnite. It looks quite similar to its concept model. At the front, It features a Datsun-styled octagonal grille with sharp angular headlights, and a sculpted hood similar to the concept model.
The side profile of the Maggnite looks bold and muscular thanks to the upright stance, flared wheel arches, strong shoulder lines, and heavy cladding. The test mule was painted in a dual-tone red-black scheme, featuring contrast silver roof rails. The rear sports a split LED tail lamps setup, a roof-mounted spoiler, and faux skid plates on the bumper.
Nissan Magnite – Interior
Nissan hasn’t shared any images of the production-ready Magnite’s interior yet. But we expect it to be largely similar to the concept model.
On the features front, it is likely to offer premium equpiments such as 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, connected car technology, cruise control, a 360-degree camera, a fully digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control and dedicated rear AC vents.
Engine and Gearbox
The Magnite is likely to get two petrol engine options: a 1.0-litre turbocharged unit and a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated motor from the Renault Triber (72PS/96Nm). Both engines are expected to be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox whereas the turbo-petrol engine is likely to get the option of a CVT automatic transmission as well.
Expected Launch Date and Pricing
The Nissan Magnite could hit the Indian roads in early 2021. We expect its base price to start around Rs 6 lakh. In the sub-compact SUV segment, it will take on the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon, Honda WR-V, Mahindra XUV300, Toyota Urban Cruiser and its upcoming cousin, Renault Kiger.