We told you about it repeatedly, but it finally saw the light. After so much mystery, the Nissan Magnite was presented, the small SUV of the Japanese brand that will position itself below Kicks and aims to be one of the benchmarks in emerging markets.
In this first stage we will know it as a concept, but it will not take too long to adopt the changes of the final development. From a design point of view, it shares a style similar to that of its older brother with optics similar to that of the recent restyling of Nissan’s compact SUV; It also adopts a grill with lines similar to the models of the brand but without having a style identical to the V-Motion; Fairly strong wheel arches that give it a more robust feel and L-shaped fog-breaking headlights that identify it without a doubt.
It has the CMF platform that it will share with the Renault Kiger (SUV based on the Kwid) and will adopt several elements that they will share in common. According to Autocar, the equipment will be quite complete with an eight-inch multimedia center, 360 ° camera, parking sensors, Internet connection, four standard airbags, cruise control, digital climate control, multifunction steering wheel, to name a few.
The motorization will be made up of a 72 CV three-cylinder 1.0 impeller and another of the same displacement with a 100 CV turbo, which can be associated with a manual or automatic CVT type gearbox.
In Asia it will be four meters long but the idea would be to market it in different emerging markets, where South America could be a great alternative. Of course, in our region the dimensions would be extended by a few centimeters, although the wheelbase should not vary with respect to the Triber (family of seven passengers who will arrive in South America) with 2.42 meters. Some Brazilian media already talk that in the neighboring country, several models could be manufactured with the update of the CMF platform and give life to vehicles such as the Magnite, the Kiger (to replace Stepway) or even the familiar seven-seat compact.