Nissan Magnite SUV Teased Coming Soon - Looks Cool !

Nissan Magnite SUV Teased Coming Soon - Looks Cool !

by admin | October 10, 2020

Nissan Magnite Subcompact SUV Globally Unveiled on 21 October 2020

The Nissan Magnite, was revealed as a concept a few weeks ago. This new compact SUV is going to be the Make-it or Break-it product for Nissan India. Nissan has released a new teaser video of the testing prototype of the compact SUV. Here are some observations based on the teaser video.


The production-spec Nissan Magnite seems to retain most of the concept’s design elements including the large grille, the Sharp creases and the funky alloy wheels. It has even the same sculpted bonnet and angular headlights. Since the Magnite was originally meant to be launched as a Datsun, the grille bears resemblance to the other Datsun models.

The side profile looks muscular with prominent body cladding and large wheel arches which seem to dwarf the 16” wheels. The higher spec variants also seem to receive a dual-tone roof, blacked-out pillars and silver roof rails. At the back, the Magnite sports sharp looking LED tail lamps which resemble those on the Triber's, a clean tail gate and a dual tone bumper. The Magnite is also set to be the first model in India to sport the new Nissan logo.


The interior too is expected to be close to the concept with a large, centrally mounted 8” touchscreen and layered dashboard with an octagonal theme. Other expected features include:

  • 4 airbags

  • ABS with EBD

  • Rear AC vents

  • Push button start

  • Digital instrument cluster

  • Auto climate control

  • Auto headlamps

  • Auto wipers

  • 360 degree camera

  • Connected car tech

  • Front and Rear seat armrests

  • Auto folding ORVMs

  • Projector headlamps

  • LED DRLs


The Nissan Magnite is expected to be available with two engine options. The first will be the 1.0L Energy series, 3 cyl Naturally aspirated engine from the Renault Triber, producing 72PS Power through a 5 speed manual gearbox. The second powertrain will be a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo-petrol unit producing 95PS Power through either a 5 speed manual or CVT automatic gearbox.

Pricing and launch

The new Nissan Magnite will be launched by early 2021. However an unveil is expected to happen by October 21st. The Magnite is also likely to be priced very aggressively with expected starting price of Rs.5.5L ex showroom for the entry level non turbo variant. The fully loaded top spec variant is expected to be priced equivalent to the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, one of its chief rivals. When launched, the Magnite will go against the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Ford Ecosport, Mahindra XUV300 and the Honda WRV as well. Stay tuned for further updates on the Nissan Magnite.

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    Ford says the new Bronco will be a body- on- frame 4x4 built to take on some of the toughest terrains. Features include a solid rear axle and an Air Roof while Ford’s Terrain Management System,Trail Control and a novel active suspension could be optional features.

    Also on the cards could be a more hardcore version of the Bronco called the Wolftrak and a raptor version most probably having a V8 engine. Speaking of the looks, the Bronco sports a boxy and edgy design with round headlamps, thereby resembling with the original Bronco.

    Many patent applications suggest what appears to be a


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    With the ongoing trend of Ford’s EcoBoost Engines, the Bronco could get one as well. It could most likely receive a 2.3 litre EcoBoost unit that produces 270 Horsepower and 420 NM of torque mated to a 10 Speed Automatic. A hybrid and a V8 engine are also expected.

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    The Bronco could be priced around 35,000$ in USA. It was expected to be featured at the 2020 New York Auto Show that got cancelled. We expect the official unveiling to occur sometime in the last quarter of 2020.

    Hyundai India will be launching the new i20 premium hatchback in the coming weeks. Prior to its launch, the new premium hatchback has started to arrive at dealerships. There are few visible changes to the India spec i20 as compared to the European one. The i20 has been one among their best selling products and still is one among the most feature loaded hatchbacks in its category. This here is a quick walkthrough on the highlights of the new generation Hyundai i20.


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           The new Hyundai i20's interior will feature a fresh and clean layout with a wraparound layered design. The interior is expected to sport a flowing cockpit theme while being loaded with features.

     Here's an extensive list of features on the top spec variants of the new i20:

    • 10.25” touchscreen system

    • Blue link connectivity

    • Fully digital instrument cluster

    • Automatic climate control

    • Air purifier system

    • Ambient lighting

    • Leather upholstery

    • Split folding rear seats

    • Electric sunroof

    • Auto LED headlamps

    • Cruise control

    The new i20 will also offer more safety features:

    • Pretensioner seatbelts

    • 6 airbags

    • ABS with EBD

    • ESP with traction control

    • Hill hold control

    • ISOFIX child seat mounts

    • Smart key access

    • Geofencing & tracking


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    Launch & price:

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    The tailgate will be more upright, giving the Gravitas a more boxy appearance and the


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    SUV will also feature long functional roof rails for lifestyle utility. The top-spec variants will receive 18” dual-tone alloy wheels with the design similar to the Harrier's whereas the lower-spec variants will carry forward the exact same 17” alloy wheels seen on the Harrier’s lower variants. Though it is not sure whether the Gravitas will be provided with an electric sunroof.

    Other than these external differences, the Gravitas will carry forward the same features as on the Harrier:

    • Xenon Projector headlamps with LED DRLs

    • Auto folding ORVMs

    • Rear wiper and defogger

    • 18” Alloy wheels

    • Automatic climate control

    • Auto headlamps & wipers

    • Cruise control

    • 8.8” Touchscreen system

    • Android Auto & Apple car play

    • Harman audio system with 9 speakers

    • Connect Next app suite

    • Reverse camera

    • 6-way Power-adjustable driver seat with lumbar support

    • Off White Leather upholstery

    • Auto-dimming IRVM

    • Ambient mood lighting

    • Rear centre armrest

    • Smart key with push-button start

    • Follow me headlamps

    • Terrain response modes: Rough, Wet and City


           Safety features on the Gravitas will include:

    • ABS with EBD

    • All-wheel disc brakes

    • Corner stability control

    • 6 airbags

    • Electronic Parking brake

    • Electronic stability program

    • Traction control

    • Hill hold control

    • Hill descent control

    • Rollover mitigation

    • Electronic brake prefill

    • Hydraulic brake assist

    • Brake disc wiping

    • Perimetric alarm system

    • Pretensioner seatbelts


    The Gravitas, just like the Harrier will be available with a diesel engine mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. The 2L Kryotec turbo diesel produces 170PS Power and 350NM torque. From the XM variant onwards, the Gravitas will be available with three drive modes; Eco, City and Sport.

    Launch & price:

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