Japanese auto major - Nissan had a quite turnaround story in the Indian market with the launch of its compact SUV, Magnite. The car was launched in 2020 and has attracted a lot of attention for its value for money. However, the market has evolved over time, and the competition has made it challenging for Nissan Magnite. Nissan has showcased its aggressive approach and has promised to bring in new products in the coming years. Meanwhile, until then, Nissan has launched a special Kuro edition of the Magnite based on its XV trims. Prices start at Rs 8.27 lakhs for petrol MT, Rs 9.65 lakhs for turbo-petrol MT and Rs 10.46 lakhs for turbo-petrol CVT.
Kuro in Japaneese means black. So, as the name suggests, Nissan has given all-black treatment to the Magnite. Be it a black grill, skid plate, roof rails, alloys, headlamps with black finisher - everything is finished in black. The same is the case with interiors . The steering wheel, AC vent surrounds, and instrument panel are finished in patterned film and gloss black. Apart from the aesthetic black finish, it also got feature upgrades such as a 360-degree around view monitor (AVM), a centre console armrest with rear AC vents, KURO-themed floor mats, a wireless charger, and a wider IRVM.
The Nissan Magnite Kuro edition will come with two engine options and two powertrain options. It has a 1.0-litre NA petrol engine that produces 72hp of peak power and 96Nm of torque; this engine comes mated with a 5-speed gearbox. Then, there is a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that produces 100hp of power and 160Nm of torque. The turbo petrol engine comes mated with either a 5-speed manual or a CVT automatic gearbox.
Nissan is soon going to introduce Magnite AMT in the Indian market. We have actually driven the car, so stay tuned to the TopGear India website for the driving impressions of the car.