Nissan Magnite Interior Detailed In Pictures
A sporty interior to match the sporty exterior, the Magnite’s interior seems to have all the right ingredients
Nissan recently unveiled the production-spec version of its sub-4m SUV competitor, the Magnite. While the car is due to launch in late November, we’ve now had a chance to explore its exterior and interior to see what it will offer in its top-spec variant. The Magnite showcased had an all-black cabin with plenty of features including the segment-first 360-degree camera view. Let’s take a detailed look at the cabin and dashboard of the upcoming Nissan Magnite:
Front & Rear Seats
For the Magnite, we’re going to start with the rear seats as these are among the Nissan sub-4m SUV’s highlights. Since it is based on the same platform as the Renault Triber, we expected a spacious backseat with plenty of legroom and we’re not disappointed. There’s even a fold-out armrest with cupholders and phone storage when there are only two occupants in the back. However, its middle occupant misses out on a headrest and only gets a lap-belt which isn’t as safe as a three-point seatbelt.
The front seats of the Magnite with the fabric upholstery are sufficiently comfortable and offer good bolstering on the sides. However, we did find the footwell a bit cramped especially on the front passenger side.
Also read: Nissan Magnite Review: First Impressions
The Magnite’s dashboard has an interesting design pattern which makes it look quite modern. Overall, the layout looks quite sleek with the positioning of the central display, the controls and the hexagonal air vents.
Nissan has fitted the Magnite with a different steering wheel than the one found in the Kicks. While the overall shape seems the same, the central unit is tweaked and bears the new Nissan branding. The silver accents surround all three spokes of the leather wrapped wheel and contrast nicely the all-black interiors.
The left side of the steering mounted controls are for the infotainment system and the telephony. On the other side, you can find the controls for the cruise control function and cycling through the multi-information display in the instrument cluster
As previewed by the concept, the Nissan Magnite has a 7.0-inch colour display for the driver’s instrument cluster. It is flanked by digital displays for the fuel levels and the engine temperature. There are different displays and funky animations for the digital cluster. By default, it shows the speedometer in the centre with a tachometer around it. Other displays put the speed readout at the bottom of the screen and allow you to see the Magnite’s fuel economy (in real-time and a graph too), tyre pressure monitor, trip metre and more.
The Nissan Magnite has an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system positioned below the central AC vents. The screen has a gloss-black surround with hot keys for the screen on/off, volume, menu home and its cameras (it has four, one on each side for the 360-degree around view monitor). It gets the latest version of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which can now be used wirelessly. The Magnite will feature Nissan’s connected car technology too. In the top spec, it gets a 6-speaker JBL sound system.
The Magnite comes with auto AC in the higher trims and its climate controls are styled similar to what we’ve seen on the Maruti Swift. A three-dial layout with switches between them, the left dial controls the fan speed, the central dial controls the temperature and the right dial cycles through the vent modes. All three dials are lit up but only the temperature dial has a display.
Of course, the Magnite does offer rear AC vents as well which can be adjusted by either of the rear occupants or even be shut off entirely. There’s a 12V socket below the vents for rear passenger’s charging needs.
Under the climate controls, the Magnite gets a small storage shelf which acts as a wireless charging pad in the top-spec variant with the optional Tech Pack. The Tech Pack also includes the JBL sound system, ambient lighting, puddle lamps and an air purifier.
Nissan has incorporated the engine start/stop button on the shelf design. While unconventional, it is in the same area as seen on the Renault Triber.
We only got to see the automatic variants of the Nissan Magnite at its unveiling and the gear selector lever is the only thing that looks outdated in the cabin. The lever and the mechanism will be leather-wrapped with a gloss-black surround in the top-spec. There’s another cubby space ahead of the gear-selector with a USB port and a 12V accessory socket. The cupholders are positioned behind the transmission controls.
The Nissan Magnite’s boot has a luggage capacity of 336-litres. In the top-trim, the rear seats can be split-folded 60:40 and laid down entirely for more space if needed.
Nissan will be offering the Magnite with a new 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine while it is expected to get the choice of the Triber’s 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine as well. While the turbo-petrol is the only one to get a CVT automatic, both engines will likely come with a 5-speed manual as standard.
The Magnite will be a crucial car for Nissan in India as the brand only has one mass market offering (Kicks) at the moment and that’s not recording many sales either. It will be taking on the likes of the Kia Sonet, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300.
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