DRIVING a car at a launch does not give you the full scope of its capabilities.

Let me tell you why that is...

The route to drive in is chosen for you and you pretty much get told why it is the best car. But book your own test drive and experience the car the way the owner would.

The B-Sport Utility Vehicle showed that Nissan as a brand is not slumbering in the crossover segment, even if they might take time to release a new product, they go fo quality and true innovation.

The design and shape of the Magnite is great. I fell in love with its sleek front design and daring headlamp forming a L-shape LED daytime running lights that completed its beauty.

Jump inside and the Magnite interior is simple yet refreshing with the 8-inch full flash touch screen with an easy to use Android auto and Apple CarPlay compatiblity with the latest devices.

How I wish all manufacturers would make use of this feature as simple as it is in the Magnite. Yooo!

Nissan Magnite does not only look good, it drives just as good.Photos by Njabulo Ngcobo

Some cars make it so difficult to connect your phone. Trust me, the infotainment in the Magnite is one feature every driver would enjoy.

The wireless charger spot is the best feature in this car. The driver and his companions can play music from their phones while charging.

There is something special about the Around View Monitor technology, which gives the driver a virtual bird’s eye view from above the car.

We drove the automatic HRAO 1,0 litre turbo engine, which completes the beauty of the Magnite with amazing performance.

But let’s do this, book a test drive and let’s hear if you love it like we did.

Pricing:

• Acenta MT = R256 999

• Acenta CVT = R280 100

• Acenta Plus MT = R282 600

• Acenta Plus CVT = R305 700

All come with a service plan of 3year/30 000 kms (three services) and warranty six year/150 000km

* This review was made possible by Nissan.