The Nissan Magnite is the newest entrant to the quite popular sub-compact SUV segment. The Magnite is also said to be the make or break product for Nissan, and it has to hit the sweet spot in terms of value for money and not having too many compromises to make it a success. Buyers of this segment have been spoiled by the plethora of tech and features that are offered on the Hyundai Venue and the Kia Sonnet. The Magnite, however, comes with some pretty cool features for the price.
Not so long ago, a 360-degree camera was available only in flagship premium cars costing upwards of 1 crore. This feature has now trickled down to the cars under Rs 10 lakh thanks to the Magnite. Although this is not as high tech as the ones seen on premium cars, it has proved to be useful during our tests by providing a complete aerial view of the car.
Charge on the go
With everyone being glued to their smartphones, a wireless charger is a must-have in your car. The Magnite is equipped with one that is conveniently placed and also features a switch to turn off the charging pad so you don’t overcharge your battery.
Another smart feature of the Nissan Magnite, which gives you the impression that Nissan has paid attention to customer feedback is wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. While this feature is available in rival cars, the fact that it is wireless is more convenient.
An app for your car is quite normal nowadays and with the Magnite, you get the Nissan Connect app that comes equipped with 50+ connected features. These include alerts which you can pre-set on your car so you can hand out the keys without any worry. It can also diagnose the car should there be any problem with it and book an appointment at the nearest service centre.
Nissan has made sure that while it has undercut the rivals by a big margin, it has not compromised on the features that are needed in today’s era. Introducing some segment-first features such as a 360-degree camera shows Nissan’s commitment to stay in the game and give rivals a run for their money.