The Magnite is Nissan’s latest SUV and to compete in the toughest segment, the Japanese automaker offers some pretty lucrative features on the car.

Nissan has received more than 5000 bookings in just a week of after the launch of the new Magnite Sub-4-metre SUV, the car is a refreshingly new idea from Nissan and has been termed as the one which will turn the Japanese automakers fortunes in the country. The waiting period for the new car is already over 6 months, as customers have piled on to the Nissan dealerships, another reason for this tremendous response is the pricing of the car, which starts at just INR 5 Lakhs-essentially undercutting all of its competition and opening up the segment to a lower budget proposition without compromising on quality or features.

So what exactly has made the Magnite such a popular car in such a short span of time? The answer lies in Nissan’s approach to the market, which it has done by filling the Magnite up with scores of features some of which are even segment firsts while keeping the costs as low as possible to beat the Hyundai Venue and Maruti Brezza, both of which have dominated the segment in terms of sales since their launch. Here we are going to list out the biggest or the most unique features of the Magnite.

1. Fully Digital Instrument Panel.

The Magnite comes with a segment-first fully Digital instrument panel. The screen is TFT and 7 inches, filling up the hexagonal shape in its entirety. It also features smart graphics which are bright and in high contrast to make it visible in sunlight, a welcome graphic is also programmed in. The popping colors may look a bit immature to some, but they go in tandem with the fun and springy vibe of the car. The screen has circular tachymeter, speedo, temperature, fuel and Tyre pressure meters so as to not give the driver a very complex indication.

2. Bi-Projector Headlamps.

The car comes with Bi-Projector Headlamps which are a first in segment. The car looks properly imposing on the curb, with its headlamps, LED turn signals, L-Shaped LED Daytime Running Lights and fog lamps which are also LED. Looks aside, with the amount of lighting that the Nissan comes packed with you are sure to light up the road on the darkest nights.

3. 360-Degree view Camera system.

The car has a unique feature that you will only find in much expensive cars, a 360-Degree Camera system that employs four cameras all around, and displays it on the central Touch display. With the screen you can even enlarge the camera feed of the sides, for a perfect parking in treacherous spots. The camera quality is not the greatest, but nor can one expect it to be considering it is available in a sub-10 lac car.

4. Nissan Connect

Nissan’s smart connectivity feature with smartphones is also available on Smartwatches making it unique. It is also one of the only thoroughly developed systems in this price range, which not only provides you live status of the car directly to your smartphone, but health status of the battery, engine and the brakes. A feature that driving enthusiasts may appreciate is the Drive analysis which provides you with trip data including distance, average speed, duration, Hard braking, Over Acceleration, sudden turn, and driving during late night hours. You can also set a Geo-fencing zone which is useful for Parents or cab service providers which will provide them with an alert if the car leaves a designated area set by the user.

5. The Space

The Magnite might not be the biggest car in terms of dimensions, but it surely makes up for it with the engineers using very smart packaging for the interiors. The car quite surprisingly offers more space inside that many of its bigger rivals, it has best-in-class seat distance (Front seats), Best-in-Class rear Knee Room and the best visibility angle out of the cockpit as well. What these claims mean is that the car is extremely spacious for the segment and more so for the amount of money one pays for it.

The Magnite then has definitely stirred up the Sub-4-Metre SUV segment with its bang on features. Other notable things are the 10L glove box which also is the biggest in class, 1 litre bottle holders on all the doors, Segment-First Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which makes it totally hassle free to use, wireless smartphone charger, an Air Purifier which is a must in the metropolitan areas, puddle lamps and 205 mm of ground clearance.

Nissans cut-throat pricing helps the cause. Which starts at just INR 5.5 Lakhs on-road for the base XE variant and goes up to INR 10.66 Lakh for the top trim XV Premium Turbo CVT (O) (On-Road for Delhi).

Anagh Bhaskar

Anagh Bhaskar

I am a journalism grad who has always had a passion towards machines, especially cars and war machines, the sheer competitiveness of the industry which works with the same enthusiasm everyday without fail is what fascinates me. Favourie Car: Nissan GT-R R35 Quote: What you do in life echoes in eternity- Russell Crowe, Maximus, Gladiator