Crown Motors launches the Nissan Magnite in Kenya

Crown Motors Group, the official distributor of the Nissan brand in Kenya on Tuesday unveiled the Nissan Magnite into the Kenya Market.

The sub-compact SUV  according to Crown Motors will seal Nissan’s commitment to the Kenyan Market in the very competitive segment of sub-compact SUVs.

“Kenya is one of Nissan’s oldest markets, and we are proud to launch The Nissan Magnite SUV model into this market. This is a SUV like no other, from its attractive aesthetics to its powerful functionality and safety features. We are confident that Kenyans will embrace it.” said Maliha Sheikh, National Sales Manager for Crown Motors Group.

The Nissan Magnite comes with an interesting exterior. The all-LED front light package includes noticeable L-shaped daytime running lights that sit below the slim LED headlamps. With an edgy grille, featuring Nissan’s new brand logo, this new look gives the Nissan Magnite a striking SUV presence.

The SUV also boasts of electric folding mirrors and 16” Alloy Wheels. Inside, the Nissan Magnite SUV boasts a spacious layout that includes a high seating position and wide shoulder space between the driver and front passenger. The rear passengers enjoy a spacious level of knee room usually found in larger vehicles. There’s also an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The boot has a 336ℓ of cargo space with a 60:40 rear seat split, which makes it easy to pack extra for those longer trips.

For the engine, the car is powered by an all-new, 1.0-liter turbocharged engine .

“The launch of the Nissan Magnite shows Nissan’s commitment in the Kenya market and with over 60 years of presence in the market, our vehicle models speak to the Kenyan people. This is another great milestone for us and we know Kenyans are going to be excited to own The Nissan Magnite SUV,” said Tony Voorhout, Crown Motors Group Managing Director.

The car will be available for purchase at Crown Motors Group facilities in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu as well as its dealer network across the country. The RRP is Ksh.3 Million.

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