Thursday, July 2, 2020

Nissan's Upcoming Magnite SUV Is Rumored to Start at Just P 350k


Nissan has teased its B-segment SUV designed specifically for the Indian market. The glimpse shows the headlights and grille of what the carmaker promises to be a “technology-rich and stylish B-SUV concept.”

While it is theoretically still a concept, the Magnite, as it’s rumored to be called, is close to production (it was previewed in the Nissan A to Z video). It’s set to be introduced in India by the second half of fiscal year 2020-2021.

The Magnite slots below the Kicks in terms of price and size, and conforms to India’s length-based excise tax. In India, a vehicle that’s less than 4 meters is taxed 8 percent, but as soon as it goes over 4 meters, the excise duty goes up to 20 percent.

Nissan hasn’t revealed much detail about the Magnite but it’s said to be a stillborn Datsun product running on the EM2 platform. Power will likely come from a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine making 72 horsepower and 96 Nm of torque mated to either a 5-speed manual or automated manual.

As for pricing? Because the Magnite is competing in the ultra-competitive sub-4-meter SUV segment (including a Renault platform twin), the Indian automotive press is pegging the Magnite to start at just 525,000 Indian Rupee or around P 347,000.

5 comments:

  1. if its engine is 1liter 3 cylinder, then is it a competitor to the toyota raize, also with a 1 liter 3 cylinder engine. the toyota raize is to be introduce or available in south asia particularly india and sri lanka. the indonesian daihatsu rocky, a twin of the raize has a 1iter 3 cylinder engine as well. the raize is now in singapore

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  2. Competitor of suzuki s-presso

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  3. this is going to kill the just released wigo

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  4. welcome to more traffic coming up

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  5. I think its the updated version of Datsun Cross (3 cylinder engine, seven seater) since Nissan owns the brand.

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