Nissan Magnite Unveiled, Expected Launch By Early 2021

The sub-4m SUV will be entering a segment flooded with capable players.

Nissan Magnite Unveiled Launch Early 2021

After being spied testing several times, the Nissan Magnite has now been officially revealed in the country. The Japanese automaker has disclosed most of the details of the upcoming SUV. The vehicle is expected to go on sale in India by early 2021 with bookings likely to commence by the end of this year. Let’s delve into more details of this under-4metre sports utility vehicle.


Front Fascia

When you look at the front, it will give you a glimpse of Datsun redi-GO and Nissan Kicks. It gets intelligently designed contours on the bonnet, extended headlamps (Kicks-like) and full LED front light treatment in the top-end trim. It will get bi-projector LED headlamps, LED fog lamps and large L-shaped LED DRLs. The octagonal grille is very Datsun-esque as the Magnite was initially intended to come under the Datsun badge.



Crossover Style

The Nissan Magnite gets contrasting roof with blackened A, B and C-pillars. While the front gives it a more upright stance of an SUV, it looks a proper crossover from the side views. The haunches over the rear wheels and skid plates at the front and rear give it a muscular stance. It gets 16-inch machine-cut alloys and usable roof rails (can carry luggage up to 50kg).


The Rear

The back of the Magnite can be rated among the best in the competition with a clean yet impressive layout. Although tail lamps aren’t LEDs, they look pretty cool. The contours add muscle to the rear, the skid plates and roof spoiler amplify the rugged appearance of the Nissan Magnite.



The cabin of the Magnite is well thought-out and first-time drivers won’t have a problem locating the controls. The 8-inch touchscreen unit on the dash is, of course, the talking point of the cabin along with the digital instrument cluster.

The knobs of air position, fan speed and temperature display their respective readouts within the knob. The hexagonal AC vents add glamour to the already chic Magnite cockpit. You get ample of space inside the cabin, the wide-opening doors ensure easy ingress and egress.

Despite adequate space in two rows, the Nissan Magnite gets a decent 336-litre of boot space – enough to pack your weekend luggage. You get the 60:40 split seat option as well to liberate more space for your belongings.


Engine & Specifications

There is no official word on the engines from Nissan, however, we expect the Magnite to be offered with two engine options – a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol. It won’t be getting a diesel engine. The motors are likely to be paired with a 5-speed manual transmission along with a CVT automatic gearbox.



There is a 7inch TFT screen too which relays information in bright, easy on eye colours. The features making way in the Magnite include ambient mood lighting, air purifier, 6 speaker audio system, puddle lamps, segment-first 360-degree camera and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. For the rear passengers, it gets rear AC vents, adjustable headrests, armrest with a smartphone holder and a 12V charging point.



Nissan Magnite is expected to come with a host of protective equipment such as ABS with EBD, dual airbags and rear parking sensors will be standard across the variants. Other safety features include hill start assist, traction control, Vehicle Dynamics Control, and ISOFIX child anchors.



The sub-4m SUV from Nissan will be facing fierce rivalry from established players such as Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300. Apart from the older players, Kia Sonet and Toyota Urban Cruiser are the latest entrants which will make Magnite’s life tougher in the country.


A Price Which Will Blow The Competition

Nissan Magnite is expected to be priced very aggressively compared to the current breed of SUVs. It is speculated to start around Rs 5.30-5.50 lakh.

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