Nissan has already started the production of its all-new Magnite at the Oragadam plant near Chennai. The manufacturer is expected to officially reveal the prices of the all-new Magnite on November 26, 2020, but before that, Nissan will reveal all about the upcoming Magnite. Interestingly, Nissan planned to launch the all-new Magnite in early 2021, however, the launch has been brought forward by a few months to get the first-move advantage.
This is going to be a very important launch for the Japanese manufacturer as no other vehicle is doing well in the Indian market. The Nissan dealerships have started accepting the bookings for the Magnite and the amount varies from Rs 11,000 to 25,000. Nissan is yet to announce the price of the Magnite officially but it is likely to become the most affordable car in the segment. Currently, the Kia Sonet is the most affordable car in the segment with a price of Rs 6.79 lakh while the Hyundai Venue sits just above that. The Magnite will be much-cheaper and the base price is likely to be around Rs 5.5 lakh.
The base variant XE with the naturally-aspirated engine will be equipped well enough to attract the buyers. However, even the top-end version, which will get the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a CVT automatic transmission, will get a price tag much lower than the Rs 10 lakh mark. According to a few reports, the top-end XV Premium CVT will get a price tag of Rs 9.55 lakh, making it much more affordable than the top-end variants of the Sonet and the Venue.
Nissan has also started dispatching the units of the Magnite to various dealerships across India and the car will be put on display at the showrooms soon. The Nissan Magnite will offer four trims, 10 variants and there will be an additional Technology Pack, which will add many features to the vehicle including air purifier. The Technology Pack is likely to be available with all the variants of the Magnite.
The all-new Magnite will be available only with two petrol engine options. There will not be a diesel engine available with the model. There is a 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 72 PS. It will only get a 5-speed manual transmission. While the more powerful variants will get the three-cylinder 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. It will generate a maximum power of 100 PS and a peak torque of 160 Nm. The turbo-petrol engine option will get both 5-speed petrol and a CVT automatic transmission.
Soon after the launch of the all-new Magnite, Renault will launch the Kiger, which will be based on the same modified CMF-A+ platform. The Kiger will get the same engine and transmission options and even the feature list is likely to remain the same in both the vehicles. Stay tuned as we bring the first-drive review of the all-new Nissan Magnite later this week.