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Nissan Magnite: ‘First of a kind’ to ignite in SA in 2021

ROSSLYN, South Africa – Handsome hunk, hey? This is the Magnite, automaker Nissan’s most recent car for global launch and described as ”a compact SUV, a true reflection of our commitment to expanding our sport utility vehicle range which prioritises the crossover segment”.

The chunky-looking Magnite will be available in South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda and Tanzania in early 2021 with the aim of building on the brand’s global SUV heritage and tech with this ”feature-rich premium offering” intended to exude a dynamic road presence”.

NISSAN MAGNITE: Image: Nissan

Nissan says the cars will be the first of its kind for the brand. ”Like no other SUV in its class, it will be a giant leap for the Nissan SUV family – a leap that will change the perspective on compact SUVs.”

‘CROSSOVER LEADER’

Nissan says it has a proven history of innovation involving all-terrain travel.

”We were a leader in crossovers with the Qashqai in 2006… now, in 2020, it’s quite common to see a wide selection of crossovers for needs, taste for adventure and families. For example, the X-Trail, still regarded as a compact SUV along with Qashqai, can claim to have had a significant share in establishing the compact crossover vehicle concept in South Africa.”

NISSAN MAGNITE: Image: Nissan

”We were a leader in crossovers with the Qashqai in 2006… now, in 2020, it’s quite common to see a wide selection of crossovers for needs, taste for adventure and families. For example, the X-Trail, still regarded as a compact SUV along with Qashqai, can claim to have had a significant share in establishing the compact crossover vehicle concept in South Africa.”

Crossovers are increasing in popularity due to their being larger than a car while still being smaller than larger SUVs. They can be compact, but have a substantial amount of storage space, which makes them ideal for everyday use.”

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Nissan SA says the Slouth African auto market is passionate about bakkies as family transport – 27% of vehicles sold since 2019 are now SUVs or crossovers. Nissan has also noticed that more people are choosing SUVs and crossovers when considering their next vehicle thanks to their greater ground clearance, practicality, comfort, style and ability to handle long road trips.

NISSAN MAGNITE: Image: Nissan

”The size and features,”Nissan SA says, ”make the Magnite a captivating entry point into long- distance travel. They’ve also spoken to the versatility of Nissan in the crossover segment for the past 15 years with constant evolution to meet customers’ needs.”

‘FIRST-IN CLASS FEATURES’

The Nissan Magnite also has the latest tech as part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility’s – ”a mixture showing how it vehicles are powered, driven and integrated into society”.

The Nissan Magnite comes with numerous first-in-class and best-in-segment features that will provide buyers with a differentiated, innovative, and accessible ownership experience.

NISSAN MAGNITE: Image: Nissan

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