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

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 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.

Beautiful All LED Front Exteriors
  • LED bi-projector headlamps (sleekest in class with even wider coverage)
  • LED lightsaber-style turn indicators
  • LED L-shaped Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • LED fog lamps
Bold SUV Cues
  • 205 mm ground clearance (among the best)
  • Best-in-class turning radius (5.0m)
  • Functional roof rails with 50kg load bearing
  • Square wheel arches for bold styling
  • Front and rear silver skid plates
  • Integrated sculpted bodyside cladding
  • Stunning diamond cut alloys, standard 16-inch wheels
Bold & Beautiful Premium Cues
  • HRA0 1.0-litre Turbo engine
  • Best-in-class Nissan Signature X-Tronic CVT transmission
  • Sporty IP with stylish horizontal execution and premium finish
  • Sleek chrome DLO (daylight opening)
  • Carefully crafted door seals
  • Wide split taillamps
  • First-in-class eye grabbing Flare garnet red (tint coat) colour
  • Tall floor console with smartphone tray
Big on Interior Comfort & Convenience
  • High command eye position (best-in-class visibility & opening angle)
  • Best-in-class rear knee room
  • Best-in-class ‘couple distance’ (shoulder room in the front row)
  • Sporty & welcoming seats
  • Rear armrest with 2 cupholders and first-in-class mobile holder
  • 5-degree tilt of centre stack for driver centric cockpit feel
  • 336L cargo space with flexible capacity by 60:40 split foldable rear seats
  • Ergonomically designed buttons for ease of control for the driver
  • Best-in-class 10L glovebox with illumination
Big on Technology
  • HRA0 1.0-litre Turbo engine
  • Best-in-class Nissan Signature X-Tronic CVT transmission
  • First-in-class AVM (Around View Monitor) to give a bird’s eye view – toggle between rear view, bird’s eye view and RH camera for eased parallel, perpendicular parking and front camera for taking out from tight spots
  • Best-in-class driving eco function – rates driving and assigns score, also provides suggestions to improve efficient driving skills
  • First-in-class full 7-inch TFT instrument cluster with built-in tyre pressure monitor
  • First-in-class ‘welcome animation’
  • Toggle the menu and up/down buttons for all functions
  • Fully integrated steering wheel controls for audio, cluster and Cruise Control
  • 8-inch full flash touch screen with best-in-class wireless Android Auto & Apple Carplay (compatible with latest devices) with 6 Speakers
  • Carefully placed microphone and speaker for better phone calls
  • Nissan Connect
Big on Safety
  • SRS dual airbags
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) for safe vehicle manoeuvring in tight corners and risk situations
  • Hill Start Assist (HSA) for comfortable stop and go in slopes and hilly terrains
  • Traction Control (TC) for best vehicle control in different terrains
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Anti-Roll bar for tight cornering at high speeds giving low body roll

*Suitcase size: L=817×549×283, M=744×487×280

The new Nissan Magnite is the perfect modern crossover that will delight South Africa as well Sub-Saharan countries and pricing will be communicated closer to the start of sales in 2021.