The HRA0 1.0-litre turbo engine will be available with M]manual five-speed and X-TRONIC CVT gearbox variants of the SUV.
With Nissan’s signature Cruise Control and wider gear range, the all-new Magnite delivers seamless performance even in peak city traffic, Nissan South Africa said.
Nissan Magnite: Promise of robust performance
Its D-STEP logic control computer software uses dynamic inputs like vehicle speed, accelerator pedal position, and application speed to determine the ideal gear ratio needed to deliver an exhilarating drive and smooth highway cruises, said Nissan South Africa country director Kabelo Rabotho.
“Nissan is pleased to welcome the new Nissan Magnite to South and sub-Saharan Africa in 2021. The powerful HRA0 1.0, turbo engine will offer robust performance which we are excited for our consumers to enjoy.
“To reiterate our commitment to BCross/SUVs, we are taking a bold step to truly establish our presence as leaders in relentless innovation, advanced technology and true customer experiences.”
HRA0 1.0 litre turbo engine
The HRA0 1.0-litre turbo engine borrows “mirror bore cylinder coating” technology from world-class sports cars such as the Nissan GT-R, thus reducing resistance inside the engine, cutting weight, improving heat management and combustion, thus delivering smooth acceleration and efficient fuel use, the company said.
“The HRA0 1.0-litre turbo engine also features six technical improvements that result in better fuel economy. The engine provides a new experience of responsive and quicker acceleration, whilst also refining noise, vibration, and harshness through improved powertrain and road noise isolation, resulting in a quieter cabin.”
The HRA0 1.0-litre turbo engine also provides up to 50% better acceleration compared to naturally aspirated engines, especially in take-off and overtaking situations.
Magnite embodies ‘Nissan-ness’
Rabotho said: “The all-new Nissan Magnite embodies our philosophy of Nissan-ness, which stands for empowering people through breakthrough products and technologies.”
“The B-Cross/SUV signifies another milestone in our Nissan Next phase catering to an eclectic and highly enjoyable driving experience, while reducing emissions and offering great mileage – a compelling combination that every car owner can appreciate.”
The HRA0 1.0-turbo engine’s elastic accessory belt is made of a special material allowing it to run without a tensioner, reducing weight and friction, further improving fuel economy and reducing CO2 emissions.
The compactly designed cylinder head, which features an integrated exhaust manifold and plastic cover, provides improved engine packaging and reduces the number of ducts for better and faster catalyst warming, resulting in cleaner emissions.