Sub-4 meter SUV segment is one of the most popular SUV in the country. All the manufacturers are now slowly shifting their focus from sedans to SUV because of their gaining popularity among buyers. The segment is currently ruled by the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300. Recently Japanese car manufacturer Nissan also entered the sub-4 meter segment with Magnite SUV. Public response to this SUV was quite good and within 5 days after the launch Magnite had received over 5,000 bookings. The Magnite is a bold looking SUV with decent list of features on the inside. Here we have a rendered image that shows how Nissan Magnite would look like if it were to be installed with a GT-R kit.
The render has been shared by Praveen C John and it is just his imagination on how it would look like. Praveen has completely transformed the look of the car and it looks nothing like an SUV anymore. There are several changes made to the SUV to give it a sporty look. Starting with front, the Datsun like grille with chrome brackets have been replaced with aggressive looking GT-R grille. All the chrome elements on the car have either been removed or completely blacked out and this gives it a sporty look.
Design of the headlamp remains the same as Magnite but the ‘L’ shaped DRLs on the bumper have been removed. There is a small LED light on the bumper which has black mesh garnish around it. The bumper itself looks quite sport with a splitter at front. Coming to the side profile, you would notice that, the render doesn’t look like an SUV anymore. It looks more like a crossover with performance updates. One of the main trait of Magnite was its ground clearance and Praveen completely took it away.
The Magnite as we see in the image is too close to the ground. It looks very sporty. There is a possibility that these are height adjustable suspensions as it seems to be touching the ground. There is a side skirt and the 5 spoke blacked out alloy wheels also give it a sporty character. Even though, the image doesn’t show the rear, we expect that, it would be getting a muscular looking bumper at the rear with twin exhaust pipes. Overall, the render looks very neat and GT-R kit could be something that we might come across on at least some Nissan vehicles in future.
Nissan Magnite as mentioned above, is a bold and beautiful SUV. It offers features like a touchscreen infotainment system, wireless charging, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, climate control AC, digital instrument cluster, steering mounted control, cruise control, 360 degree camera and so on. It is an SUV that is developed specifically for Indian market and will also be sold internationally. Nissan Magnite is available in two engine options and both are petrol. There is a 1.0 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates 72 Ps and 96 Nm of torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual gearbox only. The other engine is also a 1.0 litre unit but, it is a turbocharged engine. It generates 100 Ps and 160 Nm of torque. It is available with both manual and CVT gearbox options. Nissan Kicks is currently the cheapest sub-4 meter compact SUV available in the market with a starting price of Rs 4.99 lakh, ex-showroom.