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Nissan has recently revealed its upcoming Magnite subcompact SUV. The company is betting big on this car and it claims that the SUV offers several best-in-segment features. As per Nissan, the Magnite has been designed and developed keeping the Indian market in primary focus. The GT-R maker is yet to announce its launch plans, but the SUV is expected to go on sale in the Indian market within the next few months.


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The Magnite comes largely based on the concept which was previously showcased a few weeks back. On the outside, it gets bold and sharp styling elements which are highlighted by its beefier bonnet, sleeker LED bi-projector headlamps and LED lightsabre-style turn indicators. Moreover, another highlight of its design include its L-shaped DRLs and LED fog lamps. The SUV also gets a large black grille featuring wide chrome slats on either side. The Magnite is going to be available in a choice of nine colour options which include five monotone and four dual-tone colours.

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Coming on to the interior bits, the company claims that the Magnite sports 'best-in-class driver visibility' and a high command eye position. It also boasts best-in-class shoulder room in the front row, along with rear knee room.

To give the SUV an ultra premium appeal, it will get 5-degree tilt of centre stack for driver-centric cockpit feel. Its 10-litre glovebox will be offered with illumination. The Sonet rival will also feature an 8-inch full flash touch screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The driver's screen will include a 7-inch TFT instrument cluster unit with built-in tyre pressure monitor. The company has announced that the Magnite will come with Nissan Connect with 50+ features (geo fence, roadside assistance, smartwatch connectivity etc.).

Under the hood, the Magnite will be plonked with an HRA0 1.0-litre turbo engine featuring a five-speed manual transmission and X-Tronic CVT gearbox option. The company has remained tight-lipped on its output figures, but has managed to reveal that the engine will return a commendable 20 kmpl of fuel efficiency.

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Its safety kit will include features such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Traction Control System (TCS), speed sensing door lock, central locking and SRS dual airbag system