Following its Indian launch, the Nissan Magnite has made its way to Indonesia. Notably, this marks the entry of the all-new model in the ASEAN region, which, therefore, nears the proximity of this all-new model towards the Philippines.
The Japanese automaker previewed the Nissan Magnite Concept sometime in July, showcasing a bold exterior design that shares a few key resemblances from its stablemates. On a side note, it’s quite surprising that this model doesn’t come with the signature V-Motion grille, instead, it gets a hexagon-shaped grille, which does blend well with those mean-looking headlights. One design quirk though would have to be its L-shaped Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). It is also worth noting that the Nissan Magnite sits 205mm above the ground.
While no interior photos were available on the Indonesian site just yet, we’re quite sure that it remains identical with the Indian-spec model. Currently, it sits as Nissan’s smallest crossover, despite that, it still gets good specifications, from its mechanicals to convenience features, such as a 7-inch TFT instrument panel with a Drive-Assist Display, an 8-inch infotainment system, and even cruise control.
Under the hood is a 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that puts out 99 hp and 160 Nm of torque. For the Indonesian market, both the entry-level and mid-grade variant is paired with a 5-speed manual, while the range-topper is then mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Safety and security features, on the other hand, include 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), SRS dual-airbags with pretension and load limiter seat belts for both the driver and its passengers.
With all that said, are we finally getting this small wonder anytime soon? While there may be a great possibility that it will come to our shores, we shall still wait for any further information from Nissan Philippines. For now, let’s cross our fingers.