SUV culture has been gaining popularity in India and around the world in the last couple of years. In India, compact SUV segment is one of the most popular segment and almost every manufacturer has at least one product in this space. The sub-4 meter SUV segment is ruled by cars like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and recently launched Kia Sonet SUV. One of the latest entrant in this segment is the new Nissan Magnite which will compete with others in the segment. We drove, the new Magnite few weeks ago and to know more about the Magnite SUV, click here. Here we have a render image that shows how Nissan Magnite would look like, if it were to be launched in a Dark Edition.
The render images have been shared by Indian Auto on their website. The render image is inspired by Dark Edition of Tata Harrier that is available in the market. The Dark Edition of Magnite, is just a product of artist’s imagination and Nissan as of now, does not have any plans to bring this to the production line. The Dark Edition of Magnite looks similar to the regular Magnite with some cosmetic changes.
Unlike Harrier, Nissan Magnite Dark Edition is not an all-black SUV. It does have silver and chrome garnished elements at several places. The front gets Datsun styled grille with new Nissan logo in the centre. The chrome garnish on either side of the grille has been blacked out and there is even a red accent on the grille that differentiates it from regular Magnite.
Moving down, the ‘L’ shaped LED DRLs can be seen and the lower part of the bumper gets projector fog lamps. There are red accents around the fog lamps and silver coloured skid plate too. Moving to the side profile, The side cladding, ORVM and the roof rail also get red accents and the stock alloy wheels have been replaced with all-black units.
The Dark Edition of Magnite does look good and these changes have definitely given Magnite a sportier stance. Magnite will be available with a two petrol engine options only. Lower variants will be powered by a 1.0 litre, naturally aspirated petrol engine mated to a manual transmission. This engine will generate 72 Ps and 100 Nm of torque. Higher variants would get a 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine with both manual and CVT gearbox options. This unit generates 100 Ps power and 160 Nm of 152 Nm torque with manual and CVT gearbox respectively. Nissan Magnite will be launched in the market soon and is expected to be the most affordable sub-4 meter compact SUV in the country when launched.