Nissan has unveiled the new Nissan Magnite SUV for India.

Built on the philosophy of "Make in India, make for the world," the Nissan Magnite is Nissan's first SUV in the sub-4-meter Indian market category and signifies another milestone in Nissan NEXT, the company's global transformation plan. The model is scheduled to go on sale in India early next year and in other markets later.

Designed in Japan, the Nissan Magnite has been crafted to suit the unique requirements and aspirations of customers across India. 

The name "Magnite" is a combination of the words magnetic and ignite, evoking the spirit of a new era in India and other growing markets around the world, Nissan says.

The Nissan Magnite is powered by a 1.0-liter turbocharged engine that - Nissan claims - is one of the most powerful in class. The Nissan Magnite features 205 millimeters of ground clearance, Hill Start Assist technology, silver front and rear bumper skid plates, and functional roof rails. Nissan's 360-degree Around View Monitor technology enhances safety by helping spot obstacles around the vehicle.

The Nissan Magnite has been tested at Nissan's Tochigi Proving Ground in Japan.