Why Buy A Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT?

Why Buy A Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT?

Why Buy A Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT?

Who would have thought the automotive world would so quickly become the diverse playing field it is today? Well, it’s about to get even better with the new Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT. Classed as a CUV or Crossover Utility Vehicle, it combines the features of both an SUV and a hatchback which makes it particularly popular among small families, professionals and weekend adventure seekers. The question many people are asking is whether the Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT is a good car. Let’s take a closer look.

What’s Good About The Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT?

Besides the good looks and low price, there is a lot to like about the Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT. For starters, the powerful 1.0-litre turbo engine provides up to 50% better acceleration compared to naturally aspirated engines. Some of that can be attributed to the “mirror bore cylinder coating” technology which they’ve borrowed from the tremendously impressive Nissan GT-R.

There is reduced resistance inside the lighter engine which delivers improved heat management and combustion. This means the Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT accelerates smoothly while benefitting from more efficient fuel economy. If you’re a family of 4 or 5 and looking for something more exciting than a hatchback but not as big as a conventional SUV, the Nissan Magnite is a great choice for urban driving or the open road.

Is The Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT Nice To Drive?

The superb suspension and chassis setup in the Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT is not only good in challenging conditions but also for everyday commutes. It is one of the most comfortable vehicles in the segment. When driving at highway speeds, the car grips the road well with excellent sound insulation for a quiet ride.

Switch to sport mode and you get a slight performance boost but don’t expect it to transform into a GT-R. Then there is the CVT gearbox which has received some bad press across many automakers and models but this one is different; in a good way, of course.

While many CVTs suffer from that annoying rubber band effect, it is not the case with the Nissan Magnite Turbo. It’s so smooth and you’ll hardly notice any turbo lag in the low to mid-range unless you suddenly try to accelerate to overtake another vehicle. It has to be one of the best CVT gearboxes, especially in the budget car segment.

The driving position of the Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT can easily be adjusted to allow a commanding view of the road. The 210mm ground clearance is handy and since it is a crossover SUV, you can expect the car to absorb potholes and small bumpers like they were never there.

Build Quality And Comfort

Despite the lower price tag, the Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT lives up to expectations in terms of build quality. Typically, we associate cheaper cars with lower quality but that’s not always the case, especially with the Nissan Magnite. It has D-STEP logic control computer software that uses dynamic inputs such as vehicle speed, accelerator pedal position and application speed to determine the best gear ratio to deliver an exhilarating but economical drive.

There is also ample interior space with excellent legroom and adequate support in both front and rear seats. While spacious, the rear is best suited for two adults and a child as it may be a little cramped for three well-built adults. Storage space is good with a boot capable of carrying 336 litres of luggage, groceries, camping or sporting gear.

Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT Safety Features

Considering the price of the Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT, you wouldn’t expect to see many technologies and safety features but it certainly does. Among the list are the following:

  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Brake Assist
  • TCS (Traction Control System)
  • ESP (Electronic Stability Programme)
  • Hill Start Assist 
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Front Seat Belt Pretensioner & Load limiter
  • 360-degree parking camera

In closing, the Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT offers incredible value for money and undercuts almost all of its competitors from a pricing standpoint. It has all the necessary convenience and safety features along with attractive styling, impressive performance and a smooth driving experience. Overall, the Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT checks almost all the boxes and is a firm favourite for many.

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