Nissan’s latest addition to its line-up is the Magnite which already created a lot of hype and attention around it. People knew that it would be an important product for Nissan because as of now none of their products is doing good in the market. Due to which, Nissan has thrown everything they can at the Magnite. While most of the information like engine options, gearbox options, features, variants etc. are already known, the price of the Magnite is not yet revealed by the Japanese manufacturer. However, that is the icing on the cake so, Nissan is holding on to that one for the last. We know that the price of the Magnite will under-cut all the compact-SUVs which would make it the least expensive compact-SUV that you can buy. We expect the Magnite pricing to start from Rs. 5.5 lakhs ex-showroom for the base variant and go all the way up to Rs. 9.89 lakhs ex-showroom for the top-end variant. Nissan has announced that they will be officially revealing the price of the Nissan Magnite on 2nd December. Once launched, the Magnite will take on rivals like Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Ford Ecosport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the upcoming Renault Kiger.
Nissan is offering loads of tech with the Magnite to make it seem like a worthy contender against the rivals. It is equipped with multiple cameras which will make parking easy for a lot of people, 10-litre glovebox which is capable of storing a lot of stuff, sleek LED projector headlamps, rear parking sensors, rear armrest, LED Daytime Running Lamps, push button to start/stop, LED fog lamps, 7-inch digital instrument cluster, cruise control, tire pressure monitoring system and much more. It also gets a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is not only smooth and easy to operate but is also equipped with connectivity features like wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and it also enhances the appeal of the cabin. Nissan will also be offering their “Nissan Connect” which is a connected car technology and also features smartwatch connectivity. Through this, you can track your car, get geofence alerts, speed alerts, retrieve vehicle health status, book a service and also see the service history of your vehicle.
Nissan is offering the Magnite with two engine options. There is a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine which we have seen on the Renault Triber. It produces 72 HP of max power and 96 Nm of peak torque. Then there is an all-new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 100 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 160 Nm. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. However, there is an X-Tronic CVT automatic gearbox available with the turbocharged petrol engine. The automatic transmission is smooth and is one of the better CVTs that we have seen in the Indian market.
Nissan will be offering the Magnite in 4 variants namely XE, XL, XV and XV Premium. The naturally aspirated engine is available with all the variants while the turbo petrol offered with all the variants except the base XE variant. If you want to know more about the variants, you can click here as we have already covered the variants offering in detail.
Nissan’s position has not really been great in the past few years. The Magnite is their chance of redemption for the Indian market. While the new compact-SUV is an overall good product and has been appreciated, Nissan would still have to work on improving its dealership and service network.