Nissan India has been working on their all-new product – the Magnite sub-4 meter compact suv – for quite some time. The production version of the SUV will compete with cars like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and soon to be launched Kia Sonet in the segment. The Nissan Magnite Concept has been unveiled and the production version of the same is expected to be launched in the market early next year. Here we have a video that tells the story behind the design of upcoming Magnite SUV.
The video has been shared on Nissan India’s official youtube channel. The video starts with the exterior and the Design Manager Takumi Yoneyama had already mentioned that the design approach for Magnite was based on the art of sculpting and not just drawing lines on paper. The design along with the tinted red body colour of the concept adds depth to the overall design and makes look the Nissan Magnite concept look solid and vibrant.
The elements like all LED headlamps, wide grille with red insert, ‘L’ shaped LED DRL, faux skid plate with red accents all give it a rugged SUV look. The side profile of the concept gets black cladding around the wheel arches and side, there is a roof rail and sporty looking alloy wheels which give it an SUV like look.
On the inside, a similar approach was taken. The aim of the design team while making the concept was to enhance the space and give the whole cabin a premium look. In order to make the interiors look more wide and spacious, they placed a horizontal infotainment screen on the dashboard and the AC vents have a distinct design too.
The wider console area gives an impression that it offers more space than a regular car in the segment. Overall, Nissan team has been very careful with the design of the Magnite concept to make sure that it stands out. Magnite’s production version is expected to be available with two petrol engine options: A 1.0 litre, three cylinder, naturally aspirated engine with 72 Ps and 96 Nm, and a 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine generating 95 Ps of power. The turbo petrol engine is expected to be paired with a CVT gearbox whereas the regular version will get a manual gearbox.