The Magnite is the latest offering from Nissan. It is a compact-SUV that is currently one of the most competitive segments in India. People are buying compact-SUVs more than other segments because they are comparatively affordable than mid-size SUVs and offer road presence more than hatchbacks or sedans. The Magnite does look quite attractive and striking due to its design.
Here, is a video uploaded on SRK Designs’s YouTube channel. The video shows us how the Sports Edition might look like. The rendered SUV does look sporty when compared to the stock Magnite. The artist has only worked on the front quarters of the SUV to give us a glimpse how the Sports Edition of the Magnite looks in his imagination. As this is just a rendering, it might happen that Nissan never releases a Sports Edition of the Magnite.
First of all, the paint scheme of the Magnite Sports Edition is entirely different from the regular Magnite. At the front, the chrome surround has been replaced with the blacked-out trim. Then there is a red accent in the grille of the Magnite. All the chrome bits have been deleted from the vehicle. So, the side garnish and the belt line that runs under the window is also blacked-out. The front faux skid plate has also been finished in red instead of silver. The L-shape LED Daytime Running Lamp has been replaced with a vertical LED Daytime Running Lamp which should also function as fog lamps. Due to which the stock LED fog lamps are deleted.
The Magnite has been painted in white so that the red and black accents pop more in the daylight. The roof has been finished in contrasting black just like the outside rearview mirrors. There is also a red highlight strip and LED turn indicator placed on the outside rear view mirror.
The side garnish is now finished in red instead of chrome. There is also a decal finished in red and black, placed on the side profile that accentuates the sportiness of the vehicle. The alloy wheels are inspired from the Legendary Nissan GTR and are finished in gold so that they stand out.
Speaking of the Magnite, Nissan offers it in two engine options. There is the 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The naturally aspirated engine produces 72 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 96 Nm. It is offered only with a 5-speed manual gearbox only. Then there is the turbocharged engine that produces 100 PS of max power and 160 Nm. It is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic gearbox.
Nissan has just announced that they will be increasing the prices of their vehicles. The new prices will come into effect from 1st April 2021. The new prices are not yet announced. However, the manufacturer has said that they are increasing the prices because of the increase in input costs. Currently, the Nissan Magnite starts from Rs. 5.49 lakhs ex-showroom and goes all the way upto Rs. 9.89 lakhs ex-showroom. It goes against other compact-SUVs such as Renault Kiger, Ford Ecosport, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Kia Sonet and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.