Nissan ignites the imagination and desire to thrive with the new Magnite B-SUV

Magnite will be launched in South and Sub-Saharan Africa in early 2021

Article by Nissan South Africa

ROSSLYN, South Africa, October 21, 2020 – Nissan launched today the highly anticipated Magnite – a new compact SUV. A true reflection of the ‘Nissan-ness’ concept that aims to empower people through breakthrough products and technologies, and what better way to empower the South and Sub-Saharan Africa market by having the new Magnite on our roads early next year.

The Magnite was unveiled to a global audience via a virtual event today and key spokespersons from Nissan’s leadership teams cross the globe presented the live-streamed event.

“The all-new Nissan Magnite plays a vital role in our Nissan NEXT strategy and represents Nissan’s undeniable commitment to the South African and Sub-Saharan markets to be a customer-centric organisation. We are very excited to welcome the Nissan Magnite as it reiterates our brand philosophy of keeping customers at the heart of everything we do to deliver exciting products for enriching experiences,” said Kabelo Rabotho, Marketing Director, Nissan Group of Africa.

This is a testimony to Nissan’s global SUV DNA of relentless innovation, advanced technology, and Japanese engineering. It features the latest technology as a part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision as to how vehicles are powered, driven, and integrated into society. Designed in Japan, keeping in mind the requirements and aspirations of its customers, the all-new Nissan Magnite comes with numerous first-in-class and best-in-segment features that provide consumers with a differentiated, innovative and accessible ownership experience.

‘Charismatic’ – Dynamic, Vibrant with Premium design

The all-new Nissan Magnite’s statuesque presence can make it stand out even in the most bustling of streets. Made with the perfect blend of style and functionality, its first-in-segment Flare Garnet Red (Tint-Coat) Colour exudes premium-ness through depth and quality.

The sleekest headlamps, L-shape LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and dominating front grille is unlike any other design in the B-SUV segment. When it comes to the interiors, the all-new Nissan Magnite has achieved the best level of packaging and seating comfort. Along with that, the all-new Nissan Magnite also has a tech pack which has a wireless charger, air purifier, puddle lamps, ambient mood lighting and premium speakers –JBL powered by Harman.

With 60-40 split foldable rear seats for utmost flexibility and luggage room capacity, (336L) the Nissan Magnite is top-level in its class and can accommodate up to three suitcases.

Powerful performance & advanced Japanese technology

A first in its segment, the all-new Nissan Magnite is also equipped with one of Nissan’s top support technologies, the Around View Monitor (AVM), which gives the driver a virtual bird’s eye view from above the vehicle. Not forgetting the driver who likes their music, the 8-inch infotainment display with full flush touchscreen, Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with built-in voice recognition has all your needs covered, including Nissan Connect, which offers 50+ features (geofence, roadside assistance, smartwatch connectivity, for starters) to transform the car as per customer needs.

As one of the most fuel-efficient (20 km/l) B-SUVs in the market, it comes with a powerful engine, the HRA0, which delivers higher torque at a lower speed than normal torque. The all-new HRA0 1.0-litre Turbo engine is available with Manual 5-speed and X-TRONIC CVT gearbox. The HRA0 1.0-litre Turbo engine adopts “mirror bore cylinder coating” technology from world-class sports cars such as the Nissan GT-R that reduces resistance inside the engine, thus delivering smooth acceleration and efficient use of fuel. It also features six technical improvements that result in better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. The HRA0 1.0-litre Turbo engine provides a new experience of responsive and quicker acceleration, whilst also reducing noise.

With Nissan’s signature X-TRONIC CVT gearbox, Cruise Control and wider gear range, the all-new Nissan Magnite delivers seamless performance even in peak city traffic.


Built with high strength and impact absorbing efficient body structure, it is equipped with safety features such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), speed sensing door lock, central locking and SRS dual airbag system with pretension & load limiter seatbelt for driver and passenger.

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