Nissan launched its new compact SUV, the Magnite, on Wednesday the 21st of October. The new Magnite is according to Nissan a perfect modern crossover that will surely grab the attention for South Africa as well Sub-Saharan countries. The pricing will be available closer to the start of sales in 2021.
The Magnite was unveiled to a global audience through a virtual event with key spokespersons from Nissan’s leadership teams across the globe presented the live-streamed event.
“The all-new Nissan Magnite plays a vital role in our Nissan ‘Next’ strategy and represents Nissan’s undeniable commitment to the South African and Sub-Saharan markets to be a customer-centric organisation.”
We are very excited to welcome the Nissan Magnite as it reiterates our brand philosophy of keeping customers at the heart of everything we do to deliver exciting products for enriching experiences,” said Kabelo Rabotho, marketing director at the Nissan Group of Africa.
Nissan stated the new Maginte is a testimony to its global SUV DNA of persistent innovation, advanced technology, and Japanese engineering. It features the latest technology as a part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision as to how vehicles are powered, driven, and integrated into society.
Designed in Japan, with the requirements and aspirations of its customers kept in mind, the all-new Magnite comes with numerous unique features that provide consumers with a differentiated, innovative, and accessible ownership experience.
The Magnite’s presence can make it stand out even in the most bustling of streets. Made with a blend of style and functionality, Nissan’s newly developed Flare Garnet Red (Tint-Coat) Colour displays the Magnite’s premium status with the depth and quality of the paint emphasizing its modern design.
The sleek L-shape headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and dominating front grille is unlike any other design Nissan had before and new to the compact crossover SUV segment.
When it comes to the interiors, the designers of the all-new Magnite came up with the best level of packaging and seating comfort. Along with that, the all-new Magnite also has a tech pack which has a wireless charger, air purifier, puddle lamps, ambient mood lighting and premium JBL speakers powered by Harman.
With a 60-40 split foldable rear seats for utmost flexibility and luggage room capacity of 336 litres, the Magnite is a top contender in its class for luggage space and can accommodate three suitcases with ease.
A first in its segment according to Nissan, the all-new Magnite is also equipped with one of Nissan’s top support technologies, the Around View Monitor (AVM). The AVM technology gives the driver a virtual bird’s eye view from above the vehicle.
Not forgetting the driver who likes their music, the eight-inch infotainment display with full flush touchscreen, Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with built-in voice recognition has all needs covered.
This includes Nissan Connect, which offers 50 plus features (geofence*, roadside assistance, smartwatch connectivity amongst others) to transform the car as the customer needs.
The Nissan seems according be a fuel-efficient SUV which consumes around 20km per litre. The Magnite’s new HRA0 1.0-litre Turbo engine is available with a five-speed manual and the X-TRONIC CVT gearbox.
The HRA0 1.0-litre Turbo engine comes with a “mirror bore cylinder coating” technology from world-class sports cars such as the Nissan GT-R. This technology reduces the resistance inside the engine, thus delivering smooth acceleration and efficient use of fuel.
It also features six technical improvements that result in better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. The HRA0 1.0-litre Turbo engine provides a new experience of responsive and quicker acceleration, whilst also a reduction in engine noise.
With Nissan’s signature X-TRONIC CVT gearbox, Cruise Control and wider gear range, the all-new Magnite is poised to deliver seamless performance even in peak city traffic.
Built with high strength and impact absorbing efficient body structure, it is equipped with safety features such as:
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Speed sensing door lock
SRS dual airbag system with pretension and load limiter seatbelt for driver and passenger. * Geofencing is a location-based service in which an app or other software uses GPS, RFID, Wi-Fi or cellular data to trigger a pre-programmed action when a mobile device or RFID tag enters or exits a virtual boundary set up around a geographical location, known as a geofence.