Nissan reveals new SA-bound Magnite, saying it plays a vital role in its 'NEXT strategy'

• Nissan revealed its new, SA-bound Magnite.

• The compact SUV is powered by a 1.0-litre engine.

• The Magnite will arrive in South Africa in early 2021.

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Nissan revealed its all-new Magnite - a compact SUV that will make its South African debut in early 2021. Revealed at a virtual event, the Magnite boasts with sleek headlights, an imposing grille, and a very fresh interior.

Technologies have also not been left behind, with a wireless charger, air purifier, puddle lamp, and premium speakers forming part of the package. The SUV features 60:40 split foldable rear seats.

Kabelo Rabotho, Marketing Director, Nissan Group of Africa, said: "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."

Nissan Magnite

2021 Nissan Magnite (MotorPress)

Turbocharged engine

The Magnite, according to Nissan, can cover 20km/litre, which translates to 5.0-litres/100km from its new turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine. This engine is mated to either a five-speed manual gearbox or Nissan's X-Tronic CVT (continuously variable transmission).

Cruise control is standard on the Magnite.

Built with high strength and impact absorbing efficient body structure, the Magnite is equipped with safety features such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA). It also features 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 and load limiter seatbelt for driver and passenger.

Nissan Magnite

2021 Nissan Magnite (MotorPress)

Compiled by: Charlen Raymond

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