The Nissan Magnite is a subject of both speculation as well as excitement, which is scheduled to be officially unveiled on October 21, 2020. While the launch is planned for sometime in early-2021, the test mule of the following compact SUV was spied on Indian roads on quite a few occasions. Nowadays the Nissan Magnite is spied in a near production version without sporting any sort of camouflage.
The above picture was clicked by pankajn1702, who is a member of the automotive forum Team-BHP. We can see the rear profile of the near production version Magnite, which is filling up a few litres of fuel. This picture showcases the Nissan Magnite in a dual tone colour configuration of Blue and White on the body and roof respectively.
We can notice the compact SUV with large protruding wheel arches which give it a rugged look. In addition to that, there are flashes of silver accents both on the rear bumpers and the sides. We can see the rear featuring a set of LED tail-lamps and stop lamps, with the silver roof rails being another attractive addition to the Magnite.
Today few more images of the Nissan Magnite, revealing the car’s front fascia has been shared by Shifting-Gears. However, there are no clicks taken on the interior of the Magnite, we can expect it to retain the same design as compared to its concept version. This might be featuring an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment along with reverse parking camera, automatic climate control and push button start/stop to name a few. The Magnite is based on the low-cost CMF-A+ platform seen on the Renault Triber.
This platform, developed by both Renault and Nissan will be a modular one, meaning it can spawn a variety of cars having a high level of localisation. One such vehicle which will be coming from it is Renault’s upcoming compact SUV, the Kiger. As of now, launch of the Kiger is shifted to next year and it will be borrowing a lot of bits from the Nissan Magnite coming here before it.
On the engine front, the Nissan Magnite will be featuring a new 1.0 litre, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol, which will be ready by the time of its launch. This motor is slated to make around 100 BHP of power along with 150 Nm of torque. This will be in line with most of the compact SUV’s here, which are being offered with turbocharged petrol engines having a good amount of power.
It will be coming with options of both a manual as well as a CVT transmission. When launched, the Nissan Magnite will be taking on quite a few established products such as the Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford Ecosport and the newly introduced Kia Sonet. Nissan do have their task cut out in order to turn around their fortunes in India and only time will tell whether the Nissan Magnite will be the product of the hour for them.
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