Later this month, Japanese automaker Nissan will launch its first sub-4 meter compact SUV – the Magnite – in India. Based on the CMF-A platform that it shares with the likes of the Renault Triber and Kwid, the Nissan Magnite will be the most affordable SUV in the automaker’s line-up not just in India but in many other emerging markets across the globe. Nissan has just dropped details about a spanking new turbo petrol engine that the Magnite – a petrol-only compact SUV – will feature.
The newly developed engine gets a 1 liter-3 cylinder layout, and is turbocharged. The motor makes 100 PS of peak power and 160 Nm of peak torque. Notably, the same engine will be seen on Renault’s upcoming sub-4 meter compact SUV called the Kiger, and also its existing compact MPV – the Triber. Nissan claims that the engine on the Magnite will offer a mileage of 20 Kmpl, which is a best-in-class figure. This engine will be offered with two gearboxes: a 5 speed manual and a CVT automatic with a step shifting manual mode. The engine is said to be engineered in Japan but will be completely built in India.
Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India, had this to about the new engine for the Magnite:
The all-new Nissan Magnite embodies our philosophy of Nissan-ness, which stands for empowering people through breakthrough products and technologies. The development emphasizes on creating an effortless and highly enjoyable driving experience, while reducing emissions and offering great mileage – a compelling combination that every car owner can appreciate.
The Nissan Magnite will also be sold with a 1.0 liter-3 cylinder naturally aspirated engine with 72 Bhp-96 Nm outputs. The naturally aspirated engine will get a single gearbox option: a 5 speed manual. Meanwhile, here are the specifications of the Nissan Magnite, again officially revealed by the automaker in the run up to launch.
|Items||B4D 1.0 NA PETROL||HRA0 1.0
|HRA0 1.0 TURBO CVT PETROL|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||205#|
|Boot Space (L)||336 (690^)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||40|
|Engine type||1.0L Petrol||1.0L Turbo Petrol|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||71 x 84.1||72.2 x 81.3|
|Fuel – Efficiency (km/l)||18.75||20||17.7|
|Max Power (PS @rpm)||72 @ 6250||100 @ 5000|
|Max Torque ([email protected])||96 @ 3500||160 @ 2800-3600||152 @ 2200-4400|
|Front||Mac Pherson strut with Lower Transverse link|
|Rear||Twin tube telescopic shock absorber|
|Stabilizer bar||FR : Solid Stab Bar with Grip Bush|
|Shock absorbers||Double Acti|
The Nissan Magnite will take on sub-4 meter compact SUVs such as the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV500, Tata Nexon and Ford Ecosport. Prices are likely to start from under Rs. 6 lakh, making the Nissan Magnite a very attractive proposition for those looking at an affordable compact SUV.