Nissan is all set to launch its new SUV in the Indian market named Nissan Magnite. Recently Nissan Magnite concept was revealed. The company has posted a complete walkaround video of the upcoming SUV. Design Manager, Takumi Yoneyama takes us through the design highlights of the new car.
According to the designer, the Magnite feature a bold and imposing stance that is inspired by the Tiger. It also features a large front grille with a sleek-looking LED headlamps along with an L-shaped LED DRLs that adds to the distinctive looks of the SUV.
Other features include blacked-out body cladding all-around the SUV, dual-tone alloy wheels, LED split-taillights, faux skid plates at both ends, roof rails, silver accents around the window line and blacked-out ORVMs; among others.
According to the company, the interiors of the Nissan Magnite Concept is wide and spacious because of its horizontal instrument panel, followed by uniquely-shaped air-con vents that add to the cabin’s funky and modern design.
They also claim the mono-form shaped sporty-looking front seats offers enhances comfort and the rear seats offer robust pattern and rich cushioning adding to the premium-ness of the car. Nissan is expected to offer the Magnite with a host of features include a multifunction steering wheel with mounted controls, a climate control system, a factory-fitted sunroof, and semi-digital instrument cluster. It will also feature a large touchscreen for the infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The Magnite compact-SUV is expected to be powered by a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine, which currently powers the Renault Triber MPV. The engine on the Triber produces 71bhp and 96Nm of torque and comes mated to either a five-speed manual or an AMT automatic gearbox. The highlight of the soon-to-be-launched compact-SUV is expected to be a powerful 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine codenamed ‘HR10′. This engine will make its debut with the compact-SUV and is expected to produce around 95bhp. The turbo engine could come mated to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission.
The compact SUV segment is one of the promising segments in the Indian market. Kia entered this segment by launching Sonet and Toyota is all set to launch Urban Cruiser. Let us see how Magnite does in this segment.