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Nissan Magnite facelift has started road testing

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Nissan launched the Magnite in December 2020 and locked horns with a long list of competitors in the compactSUV segment. However, despite strong and established players Nissan managed to bag 5,000 bookings in just 5 days of its launch. Furthermore, the brand in just a few months of its launch received more than 2,78,000 enquiries and over 50,000 bookings. This number kept getting bigger and Nissan also introduced special edition model to keep the momentum going.

In 2024, the brand announced that the Magnite had crossed the 1 lakh sales milestone, which makes it quite popular among its competitors. Now, Nissan could be planning to introduce a new facelift model of the Magnite, that will help the brand achieve more sales in the coming years and also revive freshness into the product. Images of the Nissan Magnite Facelift have emerged on the internet, which appears to be in its near-production avatar.

Nissan Magnite Facelift – Features

Spyshots of the Nissan Magnite facelift do not reveal much detail. The pictures are only from the rear but, it does show the Magnite’s silhouette. However, one detail that could not be missed is the alloy wheel design. The facelift model is likely to come with a new design alloy wheel, but with the same size and tyre specification. In addition to this, the compact SUV is also likely to receive the latest generation safety suite which may include Level 1 ADAS.

Nissan is also likely to offer new light signatures on the front and refresh the tail lamp design. However, the heavily camouflaged test mule does not reveal any details. The interiors are also likely to come with some refreshments in the upholstery as the Magnite already comes armed to its teeth when it comes to features. The Magnite comes with an 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear AC vents, automatic climate control, Nissan Connect and more.

Nissan Magnite Facelift – Powertrain

The engine department is also likely to remain unchanged and the facelift Magnite is likely to continue with the same 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated three-cylinder petrol and 1.0-litre three cylinder turbo-petrol engines that make 71 Hp / 96 Nm and 99 Hp / 160 Nm, respectively.  The NA petrol variant is likely to come with the 5-speed manual transmission and an optional AMT. While the turbo-petrol engine is likely to come with a 50-speed manual and a CVT automatic option.

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