On July 16 Nissan revealed the sub-4m SUV prototype version, christened Magnite. With heavy camouflage the production-spec Magnite has now been spied on. As it features a rear bumper, rear wiper, and aluminum wheels it seems to be a high-spec model.
The Magnite sports a stunning profile with a wide grille and headlamps that look bright. With respect to that grille, the front end will bear similarities to Datsun models. The prototype mule as used on the Magnite model is often seen flaunting the flared wheel arches.
The Magnite will share its foundations with the Renault Triber, and is therefore expected to be a spacious offering. It is expected to be fitted with apps such as connected car software, climate control, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a rearview camera, and a sunroof. There will also be a 360-degree camera on sale, as Nissan announced at the time of unveiling.
The Magnite will be an offering made petrol-only. It will probably be available with a naturally aspirated 1.0-liter petrol engine (from the Triber) as well as a new 1.0-liter turbocharged engine. While the former is likely to be paired with a 5-speed manual, the more powerful engine could be coupled with the standard manual gearbox along with a CVT. The naturally aspired 1.0-liter petrol engine is rated at 72PS, while it is estimated that the turbo-petrol model would output 100PS.