The compact SUV segment is one that is rapidly growing not just here in South Africa but around the world. The demand for the compact SUV is not holding up, and neither is the supply. Nissan is no stranger to offering small SUV’s, think Nissan Juke. Now though it aims to regain some lost ground with the Magnite.
True to Nissan’s global SUV DNA of advanced technology, the Nissan Magnite comes with numerous first-in-class and best-in-segment features that will provide customers with a differentiated, innovative, and accessible experience. It features latest technology as a part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM), Nissan’s vision of how vehicles are powered, driven, and integrated into society. This includes an impressive 8-inch full flash touch screen with best-in-class wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible with the latest devices to ensure every journey is a first-class experience.
Built for those who take charge of every journey, the car has the sleekest headlamps assembled in its class with lightsaber-style turn indicators, while its L-shape LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and dominating front grille is unlike any other design in the B-SUV segment. When it comes to the interiors, the all-new Nissan Magnite has achieved the best level of packaging and seating comfort.
A first in its segment, the all-new Nissan Magnite is also equipped with one of Nissan’s top support technology, the Around View Monitor (AVM), which gives the driver a virtual bird’s eye view from above the vehicle.
With high strength and impact absorbing efficient body structure, the Magnite 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, central locking and SRS dual airbag system with pretension and load limiter seatbelt for driver and passenger.
The Nissan Magnite comes equipped with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that produces 74kW and 160Nm when paired to the five-speed manual gearbox. Drive is sent exclusively to the front wheels. Tick the box on the optional CVT transmission and torque shrinks slightly to 152Nm.
More will be revealed closer to the national media launch.
The Nissan Magnite Recommended Retail Price (RRP) and line-up are as follows:
- Acenta MT = R256 999
- Acenta CVT = R280 100
- Acenta Plus MT = R282 600
- Acenta Plus CVT = R305 700
Service Plan: 3yr/30000 kms (3 services) and warranty 6 year/150 000km