The 2023 Nissan Magnite is coming to the markets. This SUV already exists, and it is available in Asia. This model wears the Magnite, a combination of “magnetic” and “ignite” words. And while the big news is electric Nissan Ariya and sporty Nissan Z, Magnite is Nissan’s try to dominate the Asian SUV market. It is a compact model, smaller than the Juke crossover.
It comes with a bold exterior design and a very modern interior. As for the performance, this model has two powertrain options. None of them is potent by American standards, but it is a competitive SUV in Asia. Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know.
Nissan Magnite Design
The new 2023 Nissan Magnite will arrive as a tiny SUV, although this model is already available in some countries. The new version comes with 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. On top of that, it provides upright chrome door handles and modern LED headlights. Furthermore, Magnite comes with silver skid plates, roof rails, and more.
The turn indicators are interestingly shaped and this model also offers integrated spoilers. You can find a lot of chrome on it, which looks nice and premium. This SUV rides on the CMF-A+ architecture, like many models produced by Renault-Nissan. It also offers 205 mm of ground clearance or eight inches. As a small model, Magnite will rival Kia Sonet.
For a start, we must say the 2023 Nissan Magnite offers a surprisingly modern interior. It has some cool features such as a wireless charger. Nissan also offers JBL speakers, wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, and numerous driver-assistance aids. The cruise control and 360-degree camera are just some of them. We like the sporty air vents and an all-digital 7-inch instrument cluster.
Moreover, there is an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, available as standard. According to Nissan, the Magnite SUV offers class-leading rear legroom. On top of that, the cargo area is spacious for such a tiny SUV. The ride quality is great, and even the bad roads won’t cause huge problems. However, we think the Kia Sonet is a more upright model with more equipment.
Under the hood, the upcoming 2023 Nissan Magnite comes with two engine options. A 1.0-liter naturally aspirated engine comes as standard, This unit is capable of producing 72 horsepower, using a 5-speed manual transmission. Optionally, there is a three-cylinder turbocharged engine with 95 horsepower.
The optional engine can be had with either manual or X-Tronic CVT transmission. As with any other SUV in Asia, this one is also focused on efficiency. Unfortunately, there is no diesel engine, and even a hybrid powertrain is not available.
2023 Nissan Magnite Release Date
Reportedly, the new 2023 Nissan Magnite will firstly arrive in India, by the end of 2022. After that, other countries in Asia will get this small SUV. Bangladesh is the most recent county to get the new Magnite model. Other markets included are Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan. Overall, this model will become available in 15 countries.