Written byDwaipayan Roy
Japanese automaker Nissan has revealed the Magnite Concept, which is a preview of the company's upcoming compact SUV in India.
The premium vehicle will come with a futuristic design and a host of new features including a 360-degree camera and connected car technology.
It will be manufactured in Tamil Nadu for local sales as well as export purposes.
Here's our roundup.
The Nissan Magnite will have a crossover-like silhouette, featuring an octagonal chrome-covered grille, a muscular bonnet with sculpted lines, a contrast roof, and a front bumper sporting a rugged-looking scuff plate.
On the sides, the SUV will be flanked by blacked-out B-pillars, wheel arches, chrome-covered door handles, and 16-inch alloy wheels.
Also, there will be boomerang-shaped headlights with L-shaped DRLs.
Not much is known about Nissan Magnite's interiors at present. However, it is expected to feature a premium cabin with automatic climate control and a multifunctional power steering wheel.
For connectivity, the SUV is tipped to sport an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment console with support for connected car technology.
On the safety front, it will offer a 360-degree camera and multiple airbags.
The Nissan Magnite will get two BS6-compliant petrol engine options: a 1.0-liter naturally-aspirated unit, and a 1.0-liter turbo-petrol unit.
The former will make 72hp/96Nm, and come mated to a five-speed manual gearbox or an optional AMT unit. The latter will generate 95hp of maximum power and should come mated to a five-speed manual or a CVT automatic gearbox.
The Nissan Magnite is expected to be launched in India in January 2021. It is tipped to carry a starting price-tag of around Rs. 5.25 lakh. Once launched, it will take on rivals like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Venue.
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