Nissan India currently have two cars in their lineup – Kicks and GT-R and their range will soon expand with the addition of a sub compact SUV, Magnite on which the carmakers are betting high. Here are all the details of Nissan Magnite including its features, price, interior, engine options and comparison with rivals.
Nissan Magnite Exterior
The Magnite looks mini Kicks. Upfront it features Datsun’s hexagonal grille instead of the V-shaped design. The LED headlamps is sharp and stylish and the LED DRLs are in L-shaped like the Datsun Redi-Go. Rather than SUV stance, it looks much more of a crossover.
Full body cladding is also provided and roof rails. Black colour roof suggest there will be dual tone exterior colour themes on options for the higher trims. Roof antenna is standard and not shark finn. Wheels are expected to be 16-inchers.
While coming to the rear profile, the main highlight here are the modern LED tail lamps which have teased a couple of months back by Nissan India. The upcoming compact SUV has been seen a couple of times testing on the Indian roads with heavy camouflage.
Nissan Magnite Video
Nissan Magnite Interior
On the inside, you will see a number of elements being borrowed from the Kicks SUV including the 8” dash top infotainment system and the design of steering wheel, door handles and all other elements. Nissan India will be available with single tone black theme for lower trims while top variants are likely to get dual tone seat upholstery.
The interior door handles would be finished in chrome and the top variants of the Magnite SUV is likely to get leather seat upholstery as well. Lots of storage spaces and charging ports will be available for front and rear occupants. Silver surrounds will be applied on the ac vents and the gearbox. For the comfort of rear passengers, separate air con vents will also be on offer but from mid variants.
Nissan Magnite Engine Options
Nissan India will provide two petrol engines in Magnite – 1.0 L Petrol and 1.0 L Turbo petrol engine. Both the engines will be available with manual and automatic transmission option.
|1.0 L Petrol||1.0 L Turbo Petrol|
|Engine||1.0 L BR10 3 Cylinder Petrol||1.0 L HR10 3 Cylinder Turbo Petrol|
|Power||71 BHP||99 BHP|
|Torque||96 NM||160 NM|
|Transmission||5 Speed MT / AMT||5 Speed MT / CVT|
|Fuel Efficiency||22 kmpl||20 kmpl|
- The 1.0 litre BR10 Petrol engine has been borrowed from Renault Triber which puts out 71 BHP and 96 NM. It will be limited to basic variants and 5 speed manual as well as 5 speed automatic gearbox will on offer.
- The 1.0 litre HR10 turbocharged petrol mill which the Magnite will get will soon also finds its way to the Renault’s top selling MPV, the Trier. The power and torque outputs are 99 BHP and 160 NM. This powerful petrol unit can be had with both the gearbox options.
- There won’t be any diesel engine on offer for the Magnite and is also not expected anytime soon as well.
Nissan Magnite Features
Nissan India has launched the Kicks SUV loaded with tons of features and first in segment features which are not provided by any of the rivals at that moment and same will be the case with their upcoming sub-four metre SUV. Some of the top features on offer for the Magnite SUV are:
- 8-inch infotainment system with apple CarPlay, android auto, voice recognition
- Cruise controls
- 6 speakers
- Connected Car Technology
- Push Start Button with Keyless Entry
- Automatic Ac
- Steering Mounted Controls
- LED Headlamps & Tail Lamps
- Front and Rear Armrest
- 16-inch Alloys
- Power adjustable and foldable ORVMs
- Leather steering wheel
Nissan Magnite Safety Features
Not only the features, but a number of segment first equipments will make its way to the Magnite compact SUV which will surely attract a lot of buyers looking for a feature rich SUV at a highly competitive price sticker.
Safety equipment includes 360 degree surround view camera, front and rear parking sensors, automatic headlamps and follow me home lamps, rain sensing wipers, 2 airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mount, front fog lamps, rear defogger.
Underpinning the Nissan Magnite will be same platform which is also forms the base for Renault Triber, the CMF-A+ platform. This platform is longer as well as wider than the standard CMF-A platform which the Kwid hatchback uses.
Nissan Magnite Price
Nissan Magnite will be the most competitive offering in the compact SUV segment with a introductory price of as low as Rs. 5.25 Lakhs with the top end fully loaded trim costing around just Rs. 7 lakhs (Ex showroom). In the price territory in which the upcoming compact SUV will be placed and the features that it offers, it will a threat to all other already established players.
|Nissan Magnite||Price (Ex Showroom)|
|Base Model||Rs. 5.25 Lakhs|
|Top Model||Rs. 7 Lakhs|
Nissan Magnite Launch Date
Magnite was going to be launched in India in August 2020 but due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the launch has been pushed to January 2021.