Nissan Magnite compact SUV unmasked ahead of official reveal: Looks like mini-Kicks

Nissan will soon officially unveil the all-new Magnite in the Indian market. It will be the manufacturer’s first sub-4m compact SUV in the Indian market and it will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, and the likes. It will be Nissan first sub-4m compact SUV from the brand and it will be an important vehicle for the Japanese manufacturer.

The all-new Nissan Magnite sub-4m crossover that will be built on the CMF-A+ platform. The Magnite was earlier revealed by Nissan as a concept vehicle. Now new images on Shifting-Gears show that the production version of the car will be similar to the concept version. This is the final production version of the Magnite that will be launched later this year in the Indian market.

At the front, the Nissan Magnite gets a Datsun-styled grille with chrome slats on either side. It car also gets sleek headlamps with large L-shaped DRL mounted to the bumper. The lower part of the Magnite offers a skid plate to make it look like a strong and muscular vehicle.

From the side, you will notice that the Magnite looks very similar to the Kicks, especially the window line. This is a dual-tone variant of the Magnite that comes with a black roof. The wheel arches are flared and protrude to add a wide look to the vehicle. It also gets some good looking, dual-tone alloy wheels, which are likely to be available only with the top-end version of the Magnite. You can also see the body cladding all around. At the rear, the all-new Magnite will come with a set of split tail lamps and rear skid plate too. Overall, the Nissan Magnite looks quite interesting.

Nissan is yet to reveal the cabin of the production version of the Magnite. However, the pictures from the concept model show that Nissan may launch an urban and futuristic-looking Magnite with a funky cabin. Since it will be aimed at the younger buyers, there will be a decent feature list. Also, you can expect first-in-segment features like 360-degree camera support.

The Magnite will not offer any diesel engine options. There will be 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol and 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol. The lower-end variants will get the naturally aspirated version that will generate around 70 PS. The turbocharged engine will offer around 100 PS of maximum power.

The Magnite will be exported to various other markets from India. However, currently, the brand only sells two cars in the market – Kicks and GT-R. The Magnite is expected to be the game-changer for the brand in the coming months.