It seems the age-old debate of manual or automatic continues but it’s not necessarily a good or bad thing. Thanks to advances in automotive technology, the gap between modern manual and automatic cars has been narrowed, especially concerning the Nissan Magnite Turbo.
For many young people, the excitement of passing their driving test is often overshadowed by the cost of buying a new car and sky-high insurance premiums. The good news is there are several great new and quality second-hand Nissan cars for teenagers or new drivers.
A friend saved up for years for her dream trip to India. She arrived at the airport there, had a panic attack, and took the next flight home. I know others who went there and loved it, but the point is that India is an intimidating place. Eighteen percent of the world’s people live there. The cities are massive. Everything is huge. Take the Renault-Nissan Automotive India plant in Chennai. It makes 480 000 cars per year – nearly the same as all the cars sold in South Africa.
A new crossover SUV is set to join the already prestigious line-up in South Africa. The latest edition is the Nissan Magnite that offers comprehensive features, bold looks and impressive all-around performance. This 3,994mm long, five-passenger compact crossover takes on the Hyundai Venue, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Suzuki Vitara Brezza and many other alternatives on the market across the globe.
Nissan will soon launch the Terra SUV in South Africa. This, with the recently announced Magnite, will extend Nissan’s SUV/crossover range nicely and allow it to compete better.
It is always interesting to compare a concept car with the production model based on it. In the past, it was not so much fun, because several years would pass between concept and production. So now we wrote about the Nissan Magnite Concept car in August and in December we are able to flesh out that story with some actual specs. The Nissan Magnite has just been launched in India, where it will be manufactured for that and international markets.
Despite the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance facing challenging times recently, the tides may have turned with the new Nissan Magnite. The Japanese automaker has outdone themselves with a car that not only looks the part but also shows impressive performance and technology features.
It is no secret that Nissan is working hard to revitalise its range after a few years of evolving existing models. The global competition is fierce and competitors have broadened their ranges, especially in the fiercely-competitive SUV market. There was a glaring gap beneath the X-Trail and Qashqai models and now Nissan seems to have taken action on this.