Nissan has teased an SUV of the sub-compact segment. This upcoming SUV is expected to go head to head with the Hyundai Venue and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. As of now the name that has come forward is the Nissan Magnite but it’s not officially revealed. Calling it an anonymous Nissan Venue Rival for this article won’t be an exaggeration.
Sub-Compact Segment SUV
This Nissan Venue Rival is entering the most competitive and lucrative SUV segment in India. This means it has to face fierce competition and also pack some punch in terms of features to stand out. We have recently spotted the Renault HBC which as also expected in this segment. Take a look at how Renault being a sister company is taking a different approach. Read More.
The Teaser shows some of the design guidelines of the vehicle. The headlight unit is partially visible and has pretty sharp lines. Also, they feature boomerang daytime running lights to keep the whole unit fresh and distinct from other Nissan cars currently in the market. The car also gets Dual-tone alloys which have an amazing look an add to the way this car just looks against the competition. The Silver cladding under the door is a bit debatable as far as design is considered.
The Nissan Venue Rival was teased previously too. This showed a floating roofline and LED taillights. Also, the big wheel arches gave the vehicle an illusion of a big SUV.
The Nissan Venue Rival will be officially launched in the second half of the FY 2020-21. The company has shown its focus on the design language and engineering capabilities. As mentioned by Nissan this car is inspired by the SUVs in the Global portfolio. Nissan Venue Rival has taken Inspiration from the Patrol, Pathfinder, Armada, X-Trail, Juke and Qashqai.
There aren’t any details about the price of this car. But it is expected that the car will be launched at a low introductory price. This could be done by offering a low power engine on the base model. None of these details are confirmed but to sustain in this segment Nissan will have to gain an edge over the big players.
Nissan has discontinued cars like Micra and Sunny in wake of BS6 compliance this year. There is a clear shift in the market towards SUVs and the company has got its priorities right. There a lot of other factors included that have delayed this launch. Along with the COVID-19 Crisis, the company also has a lot of problems in the international markets regarding finances.