The Nissan Magnite compact SUV has been revealed in full, ahead of its launch in 2021.
This is the production version of the Nissan Magnite and it’s a compact SUV with big aspirations. The Magnite not only marks Nissan’s entry into the hotly contested compact SUV segment but is also the Japanese carmaker’s big hope to turn things around in India, so there’s a lot riding on the new model.
Magnite is inspired by India, designed in Japan and made for the world. Nissan has been working hard to gain a strong foothold in the domestic market and Magnite could just be the thing that could make it possible. It is expected that Nissan Magnite will start reaching dealerships in early 2021. Nissan is calling the Magnite as a game changer compact crossover.
The Magnite’s side profile is more crossover than upright SUV but you’ll like what you see, especially in this deep, lustrous Flare Garnet Red paint. A contrast roof and pillars add to the effect. The machined alloy wheels (wrapped in 195/60 R16 tyres) look really premium, too, even if the large wheel wells do leave scope to go a size up.
Prominent at the sides is the chunky cladding around the wheel arches and at the base of the doors, and it’s also nice to know that the roof rails aren’t just for show but can hold up to 50kg of load. But what really lends a look of robustness to the Magnite are its thick C-pillars and haunches above the rear wheels.
The Nissan Magnite enters one of the most populated and competitive segments in the India car market currently. It will have to jostle for market share among the likes of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, and the Honda WR-V.
Expecting Nissan to price the Magnite in the range of Rs 6 lakh to Rs 11 lakh and launch it early next year.