In the past year or so, many adjectives have been used to describe Nissan Magnite. Nissan’s eye-catching SUV deserves everyone. However, the person who really persists is “charming.” Despite numerous lockdowns, there is obviously no better word for SUVs whose sales have been growing. But what is certain is that when you consider Nissan’s outstanding automotive heritage, the absolute appeal of Magnite is not surprising: GT-R, Leaf, 350Z, Bluebird… and now Magnite. It can be said that for more than 100 years, excellent engineering technology has been part of Nissan’s genes. The same is true for the appearance of incandescent lamps.
The dagger-shaped headlights and L-shaped LEDs look great.
Magnite has sharp lines, sharp edges and corners, and its domineering posture is so attractive. If you want to get in the car, press the start button with your thumb and step on the pedal. This visual boldness and aggressiveness is not the only reason that distinguishes Magnite from other ordinary SUVs. Since its launch in December last year, what Magnite has done is to overturn traditional assumptions about categories, styles and categories. This is an excellent value-for-money SUV. Due to the combination of spot pricing and a series of incredible attributes, Magnite not only poses a threat to other SUVs in the same class, but also sedans and premium hatchbacks.
Take the function kit that comes with it as an example. Magnite is equipped with market segment priority features such as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, then wireless charging, and—and so on—a 360-degree reversing camera and display. Of course, all of this is accompanied by a clear 8.0-inch touch screen, Nissan Connect, the company’s integrated audio, navigation and communication systems, smart watch connectivity, puddle lights, automatic climate control, steering wheel-mounted controls and pleasant sounds Sound six-speaker sound system. If you think this is impressive, you will be happy to know that Magnite does not lack space. The cabin of the SUV is a quiet space surrounded by high-quality decoration and elegant texture. We particularly like the smart air-conditioning knobs, the deconstructed center console, and the double-stitched “denim” on the doormat and elbow rest. In addition, those of us who actually live in our car dig out a huge 10-liter glove box.
Magnite uses 16-inch dual tone alloy.
The seats are very comfortable and there is plenty of space, especially in the back row. This means that whether you are sitting in the back seat or in the driver’s seat, you will find that the time spent in Magnite is both charming and relaxing.
Since we are talking about driving, a potential Magnite owner will meet two competitors who can perform their duties under their hood. They are 1.0 liter B4D naturally aspirated gasoline engine and 1.0 liter HRA0 turbo gasoline. The former is a naturally aspirated gasoline engine that can produce 72PS and is equipped with a slick 5-speed manual transmission, while the 100PS turbo gasoline can choose a manual transmission or a CVT automatic transmission. We had a great time with the latter and liked the performance of Magnite in the traffic light competition. This is a lively engine that responds very quickly to input and is eager to get rid of inertia. This enthusiasm comes in handy, especially in urban environments, making driving effortless. Moving on-and on-an open path, two things stand out: linear power supply and improvement. If you want to have some fun, just select “Sports” to get a better experience and revel in the impact provided by the engine.
Luxurious and spacious interior space, dotted with a number of first-class functions, provides a high-quality experience.
Magnite is equipped with a flexible suspension, which means that no matter what the terrain the SUV is on, it can bring a comfortable ride experience. The suspension easily absorbs the ups and downs, and admirably solves the greater threat that emerges from the rain-stricken roads of our city.
What is impressive is the straight-line stability of the SUV, which inspires confidence in high-speed driving. Another bright spot? Well-weighted steering makes passing traffic and entering and exiting narrow lanes a breeze. Are you asking about safety? Well, this has always been Nissan’s priority area. It is no wonder that Magnite, in addition to ABS with EBD and dual front airbags, also has rear parking sensors and automatic warning of hazards during heavy braking as standard equipment. In addition, you can also get electronic stability control, brake assist, ISOFIX child seat bracket, traction control, hill start assist and tire pressure monitoring system.
The Nissan Magnite obviously impressed everyone who has driven it. What we have here is a sharp-looking SUV that makes driving full of expectations. It is full of equipment and spacious enough to accommodate five people. Also, how can you forget that it received a 4-star safety rating in the ASEAN NCAP test earlier this year? Now, if you add cost-effectiveness to this combination-Nissan’s capable, stylish all-rounder is the most affordable compact SUV-you will realize that nothing can compare to Magnite.
Photography: Gaurav S Thombre