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Nissan Magnite to be Rs. 1.2 lakh cheaper than Kia Sonet: Bookings open

The first compact-SUV from Nissan has created a lot of hype in the Indian market. Many people are holding their money for the upcoming Nissan Magnite, because it will be undercutting other compact-SUVs by quite a margin. While the manufacturer has not officially revealed the price of the Magnite, the entire price list has already been leaked through a slide from a presentation. Unofficial booking of the Magnite has already been commenced for a booking amount of Rs. 11,000 to Rs. 25,000 depending on which variant you opt for.

Variants

Nissan will be offering the Magnite in 4 variants, namely XE, XL, XV and XV Premium. The base XE variant will start from Rs. 5.5 lakhs ex-showroom while the top-end XV Premium CVT will cost Rs. 9.55 lakhs ex-showroom. Below is the variant wise ex-showroom price list of the Nissan Magnite.

 

Variant

1.0-litre Petrol 1.0-litre Turbo Petrol

XE

Rs. 5.50 lakhs

XL

Rs. 6.25 lakhs

Rs. 7.25 lakhs

XL CVT

Rs. 8.15 lakhs

XV

Rs. 6.75 lakhs

Rs. 7.75 lakhs

XV CVT

Rs. 8.65 lakhs

XV Premium

Rs. 7.65 lakhs

Rs. 8.65 lakhs

XV Premium CVT

Rs. 9.55 lakhs

Nissan will also be offering a Tech Pack which is expected to be priced around Rs. 30,000. It will offer a wireless charging pad, JBL sound system, puddle lamps, air purifier and ambient lighting. You can opt for the Tech Pack with every variant except XL and XE.

Price

Nissan has been able to price the Magnite very aggressively in the market. With a starting price of just Rs. 5.5 lakhs ex-showroom, it will be the most affordable compact-SUV in the Indian market. In fact, it has been able to undercut most of the premium hatchbacks and even the Maruti Suzuki Dzire.

Engines and transmissions

Nissan Magnite will be offered in two petrol engine options as there will be no diesel engine on offer. There will be a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine which we have already seen on the Triber. This engine is capable of producing 72 PS of max power and 96 Nm of peak torque. It will come with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard and there is no automatic on offer with this engine. Then there is the new 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine known as HRA0. The engine produces 100 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 160 Nm. It will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. You can also get a CVT gearbox with the turbo-petrol but the torque output drops to 152 Nm if you opt for the CVT gearbox.

Features

Nissan is offering everything that they can with the Magnite. So, it comes with features like LED instrument cluster, Multi-information display, automatic climate control, steering mounted controls, cruise control, push-button to start/stop, i-key and LED projector headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps. Moreover, there is an 8-inch floating touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 360-degree camera, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Nissan’s connected car technology.

Currently, Nissan only offers the Kicks and the GT-R in their line-up. Both of which are not doing well in the Indian market. The Magnite might be their last chance to make a stand. It will be competing against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon and the upcoming Renault Kiger.