Nissan Magnite the new mini-crossover from the Japanese company was presented in its production version. With a length of less than 4 meters, the Nissan Magnite was originally created for the Indian market, but will also be marketed in other countries.
Few changes on the external design compared to the concept
Anticipated by the concept unveiled a few months ago, the Nissan Magnite that will go into production looks more or less the same as that prototype, apart from some elements such as the front grille, which has been toned down in style, the lower section of the front bumper with plate integrated paramotor, the updated rear diffuser and the new graphics of the headlights both front and rear.
Essential and spacious interiors
Not much has changed even inside, where we find the dashboard panel with the air intakes that have the same shape seen on the concept and the central 8-inch infotainment display that integrates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, under which there are three rotary controls and, further down, the ignition/starter button located on the central tunnel.
Behind the three-spoke steering wheel, the driver is in front of an instrument panel with a 7-inch TFT screen. Also, present on board the Nissan Magnite are electric windows, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, and a large central armrest to divide the front seats. Nissan claims Magnite offers class-leading space, roominess, and comfort despite its small exterior size.
95 HP 1.0 turbo engine with CVT gearbox
Built on the CMF-A platform, shared with the Renault Triber, the Nissan Magnite is powered by a new 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine that develops 95 HP and is mated to the CVT gearbox. An entry-level version with a naturally aspirated 1.0 petrol engine is expected later, which could deliver about 70 hp and be associated with the 5-speed manual transmission.
On the Indian market in early 2021
The Nissan Magnite boasts a ground clearance of 205 millimeters, useful for tackling the not too demanding off-road. The new crossover can also count on the presence of a 360-degree camera, cruise control, and assistance for hill starts, as well as additional equipment. Commercial launch in India is scheduled for early next year.