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Old 21st October 2020, 19:27   #46
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I may be wrong here, but purely judging on the basis of pictures, I think the car feels spartan. And those hexagonal AC vents look totally out of place. Maybe it is the choice of material which is a sea of black/gray all round, juxtapositioned with the bright blue paint-but it somehow did not come across as elegant or contemporary or even futuristic on the inside- rather looked like a souped up Datsun Redigo to me.
If this is the cabin look of a fully loaded car, then I wonder how the base variants would come across. They could have made beige/greige colours or even something funky.
Exactly my thoughts. The AC vents are completely off. While the exteriors look promising, the interiors are a dampener. But it could also be priced very competitively which will attract good bookings.
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I am not very impressed. Looks like a low quality offering. It better be priced something special... but I would never consider a car with this kind of build and interior quality.
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Old 21st October 2020, 19:49   #48
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Here is a video review/Walkaround by Faisal Khan
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Old 21st October 2020, 19:52   #49
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That was fast! Looks loaded to the brim with features. And WIRELESS Auto and CarPlay? That's a segment first!!! Hopefully they market this product properly and maybe this could be the product that turns the tide for Nissan in India.
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/india...-sonet-38.html (A Close Look : Kia Sonet)
It has been confirmed in this Kia-Sonet thread that it does have wireless Android-Auto and Carplay projection features. So not really a segment-first I guess. But has a good feature list. May be the 360 degree camera is a segment first feature. Seltos has it, but not sure if Sonet does.
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This is Nissan's desperate attempt to stay afloat in India. Going by the images, chances look slim.

Decent Exteriors but the interiors are a big NO. IMHO,Lacks the head turning or attention grabing elements in the already overcrowded segment.

Expecting the model to be substantially undercut it's rivals.
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May be the 360 degree camera is a segment first feature. Seltos has it, but not sure if Sonet does.
Yes, 360 degree surround view monitor is segment first feature. Kicks and Seltos have this feature but they are in the north of 15 lakh on road bracket.
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I liked how it looked outside, let alone for the skinny short tyre profile they have offered.

The interior somehow gave me a Brezza feel to it. Bland, uninspiring and boring!

I hope they price it sensibly.
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For the price they are going to launch, it is exceptional VFM product.
Yes interior looks bland, but there is nothing like it cannot be jazzed up with aftermarket accessories.

Coming to build quality, my point is even crash worthiness of Venue and Sonet is not proved yet.
So it might not be built solidly but neither does Venue or Sonet feels solid unless proven.

For the price and for the features it offers Magnite makes a great city car, definitely not for the highway drives.

I as a previous Nissan customer, definitely want to give Nissan a second chance.
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More first impression reviews.



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Old 21st October 2020, 22:37   #55
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The number of times they mention technology-this technology-that in the press release! And the MD's message seemed to directly respond to my post earlier in September on the first Magnite thread
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"... It is the ideal aspirational upgrade for hatchback customers in India who are weighing their options and looking to own a world-class SUV, from a globally renowned brand that has a strong SUV heritage, said Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India.
And my earlier post from here: https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/india...ml#post4893325 (The Nissan Magnite subcompact SUV)
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I feel that having some aspirational brand value here in India can help Nissan ... the general populace doesn't even know/care about that kind of automotive pedigree. BUT, imagine a 370Z, X-Trail or Patrol in every major dealership can easily get them more footfalls! A Micra buyer might look up and aspire to buy say a Qashqai later in his life.
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Why the heck do they keep skipping India's most loved feature? The sunroof!.

It has now almost reached a stage where a sunroof is taken for granted on new launches, just like a touchscreen infotainment.

They missed it on the Kicks and now again .
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What a great looking car. Finally a proper effort from Nissan. I really hope this does for Nissan what Duster did for renault.

However, its a super crowded segment. So pricing is going to be the key along with good A.S.S. A sub10L turbo petrol cvt would be awesome. Never the less, full marks to the design team for churning out a proportionate looking sub4m Crossover. Has sufficient features for the segment and best of all what I like is the CVT(usually smooth, reliable and frugal compared to AMTs/DCTs) mated to a 100PS turbo petrol. This is what I was looking for around 1.5 years ago. But alas

Sunroof ofcourse would be missed in our market where honestly I fail to understand the need but then people want what they want



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Any news about pricing I feel the manual NA petrol should be priced 5.99 Lakhs Ex-showroom and top end Turbo CVT at 9.99 Lakhs. Any thoughts ?
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The new Nissan Almera in Malaysia comes with the 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine which produces 100PS and 152NM of torque.

Found these two first ride videos (English) of the car paired with the CVT gearbox.



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Old 22nd October 2020, 07:23   #60
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Am I missing something? For the price bracket the car is supposed to be in, both interiors and exteriors look smashing and it is so feature loaded that many cars a few lakhs above is rumoured price range don't have these.

All in all a good effort from Nissan, now their anaemic sales outlets need to deliver
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