Nissan has finally unveiled the much-awaited compact SUV, the Magnite. It is going to rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford Ecosport. With the unveiling, Nissan has showcased a potential car. Let’s see what it has under its veil that the rivals should fear.
A Powerful 1.0-litre Turbo-petrol
Turbo-petrol has become a rage nowadays for sure. And with the Magnite, Nissan is going to offer a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbo-petrol engine with mirror bore coating, inspired from the iconic GT-R. Although not much is known about the specs of this engine, the power output is surely going to lie in the vicinity of 100hp. It will come mated to the first-in-segment X-Tronic CVT.
First-in-Segment Bi-Projector LED Headlamps
Halogen headlamps or simple LED projector headlamps are what most of the cars in the segment offer. But the Nissan Magnite comes with Bi-Projector LED headlamps and LED light guide which is the first time in the segment.
Segment First Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment already puts the Nissan Magnite ahead of most of the rivals. But with the segment-first wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, Nissan has taken it to whole another level. It also offers connected tech.
Segment-first 360-degree camera
Well, if all this was not enough, Nissan just added another first-in-segment feature, the 360-degree camera. Though the resolution is not the HD one, it surely helps in those tight parking spaces.
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Spacious Cabin and storage spaces
One of the major complaints in a compact SUV comes around the space inside the cabin, especially the rear legroom. Not just good, it’s the best-in-segment when it comes to the rear knee room. The 336 litres of boot space make sure that you have enough room for your cargo.
7.0-inch TFT Display with features like TPMS
It’s not just the centre console, the area behind the steering wheel gets the first-in-segment 7.0-inch advance drive display that hosts a lot of information related to the safety and driving information. So, you can be assured of driving with focus while all the important information is right in front of you.
Loaded with safety
It is of no use if the safety is hampered. With Magnite, you get ABS, VDC, Traction Control System, ESC, Dual-front airbags, hill start assist and so on. So, it can be said that the ones who own the Magnite will be in safe hands. The high ground clearance of 205mm also ensures that the Magnite is ready to take on the Indian roads.
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Although the pricing has not been revealed yet, we can expect the base model to start around ₹5 lakhs and go all the way up to ₹7.5lakh for the turbo CVT. This gives Nissan Magnite a great headstart if the prices are somewhere around our guess.
So there are the reasons we think that can make the Nissan Magnite a worthy competitor. What do you think about the compact SUV? Do let us know in the comments section below.