Nissan Motor India recently launched their all-new sub-4 meter compact SUV Magnite in the market. The SUV competes with the like of Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport in the segment. The Nissan Magnite is one of the latest products in this ever growing highle competitive sub-4 meter SUV segment and is gaining popularity among buyers too. The main reason behind its popularity is its attractive price tag. It is currently the most affordable sub-4 meter SUV in the country. The top-end trim costs under 10 lakh, ex-showroom. Here we have a render video that shows how the Magnite will look like if Nissan would launch a Dark Edtion of the SUV in the market.
The video has been uploaded by SRK Designs on their youtube channel. The artist starts by changing the colour of the SUV. The car gets a black shade similar to what we have seen in Sonet or Harrier. The chrome brackets and outline on the front grille was all blacked out. The grille also got a gloss black finish. This gave the Nissan Magnite a very sporty aggressive look. The LED headlamps and the ‘L’ shaped DRLs have been retained. The lower part of the bumper is the same as the stock version with fog lamps and skid plates.
The chrome lining on the window was also blacked out to justify the Dark edition name. All the chrome elements were either blacked out or removed from the SUV. The door handles were the only portion that retained chrome garnish on Magnite. Coming down to the wheels, the dual tone uniquely designed diamond cut alloy wheels were replaced with a spoke gloss black alloy wheel. This changes the look of the SUV and made it look even more aggressive. To maintain that aggressive look, artists added red coloured accents on the front grille, lower bumper and lower portion of the door. The same is seen on the roof rails and ORVMs as well.
Nissan Magnite Dark Edition does look good in this render but, Nissan currently has no intentions of launching anything like this in the market. It is one of those products that has helped Nissan become popular in the market once again. The SUV is decently loaded with features like wireless charging, digital instrument cluster, 360 degree camera, touchscreen infotainment screen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and so on.
It is available with two engine options. There is a naturally aspirated petrol engine whereas the other is a turbo petrol unit. There is no diesel engine available even as an option. The 1.0 litre naturally aspirated engine generates 72 Ps and 100 Nm of torque. It is available with a manual gearbox. The higher variants are powered by a 1.0 litre, three cylinder turbocharged option that generates 100 Ps power and 160 Nm of torque. It is available with a manual and CVT gearbox option. The Magnite is based on CMFA+ platform which is also used in Renault Kwid and some other models. Renault is also working on a sub-4 meter SUV named Kiger which uses the same platform. The Renault Kiger will be unveiled on 28th of January 2020 in the market.