Nissan Magnite for India gets 4-star safety rating: CONFIRMED

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The all-new Magnite has become quite popular in the Indian market and there is a waiting period of months on the car. Last month, ASEAN NCAP tested the Indonesian-spec Magnite and it received a four-star safety rating. Nissan India’s official social media handle has now confirmed that the car sold in India exactly the same as the Indonesian-spec so the safety ratings remain valid for the Indian market version too. The Indonesian-spec Magnite is also made in India and is exported from here.

The Nissan Magnite scored 39.02 points in Adult Occupant Protection and 16.31 points for Child Occupant Protection. The Safety Assist category of the new sub-4m compact SUV is 15.28 points. In total, the Magnite scored 70.60 points, which is quite impressive.

As per A-NCAP, the Nissan Magnite showed that there a risk of injury to the driver’s chest while the co-driver’s chest and lower legs have adequate protection in the frontal offset test. The A-NCAP test also shows that the Magnite has adequate protection if there’s a side impact to the vehicle. In the Child Occupant Protection category, the Magnite scored 7.81 points in the Dynamic Assessment Test with the 18-month old child. Whereas, the three-year-old child scored a full eight-point safety rating.

Indonesian and Indian Magnite are the same

While replying to a tweet, Nissan India said that the Magnite sold in India obtained 4-Star rating by the ASEAN NCAP. Just like the Magnite sold in India, the Indonesian version gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC and seat belt reminder for the front seat passengers. The car also offers a 360 degree surround-view camera, tyre pressure monitoring and warning, Vehicle Dynamic Control, traction control and more in the top-end variant. While the car is available in multiple variants in the Indian market, the Indonesian market gets only two variants – Upper and Premium. The car tested by ASEAN NCAP is the top-end, fully-loaded version of the vehicle.

The Magnite has gained massive popularity in the Indian market. It became the most affordable car in the segment when launched. However, the newly launched Renault Kiger has taken that spot now. Still, the Magnite remains a value-for-money vehicle.

The Magnite offers two engine options – 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol and 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol. The turbocharged engine also gets a CVT automatic transmission option. There is no diesel engine option and Nissan is unlikely to launch one in the future.

Global NCAP test

Global NCAP that rates India-spec vehicles is yet to test the India-spec Nissan Magnite. It is likely that in the future Global NCAP will test the Indian-spec car but there is not much of a difference between the test standards set by Global NCAP and ASEAN NCAP. Both the test agencies crash the vehicle at the same speed to get the results. In most cases, manufacturers use different spec for the Indian market and for the international markets to meet the safety standards regulations. However, since Nissan claims that the India-spec car has received a four-star rating, it seems like Nissan has made no changes in the specifications of the cars sold in different countries.