Nissan Magnite compact SUV launched in India at an introductory price of 4.99 lakh

After Nissan started accepting the bookings for the all-new Magnite, the manufacturer has now announced the price of its first sub-4m compact SUV. Nissan Magnite has become the most affordable vehicle in the segment with a price of Rs 5.54 lakh, ex-showroom. That makes it Rs 1.2 lakh cheaper than the Kia Sonet, which was previously the most affordable car in the segment with a starting price of Rs 6.71 lakh, ex-showroom. Nissan has announced the special introductory price of Rs 4.99 lakh for the base variant, which will be valid for the customers who book the car till 31st December.

The all-new Nissan Magnite is available in four trims – XE, XL, XV and XV Premium. Below is the price of all the variants of the vehicle.

The base XE variant will be available only with a 1.0-litre natural aspirated engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. The XL variant is available with the naturally-aspirated and the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The naturally-aspirated engine is available with the manual transmission while the turbo-petrol engine is available with both manual and CVT options. All the other variants are available with both the engine options with automatic transmission option.

The 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine in the Magnite produces a maximum power of 72 PS and peak torque of 96 Nm. It is only available with a five-speed manual transmission. The 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces a maximum power of 100 PS and is available with a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic. With the manual, it produces a maximum of 160 Nm while with the CVT, the torque is 152 Nm. However the torque peaks at a lower RPM with the CVT. The naturally-aspirated petrol engine with the five-speed manual transmission returns a maximum fuel efficiency of 18.75 km/l as per ARAI while the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol returns a maximum of 20 km/l with the manual and 17.7 km/l with the CVT. These are ARAI tested figures.

The Magnite is the brand’s first sub-4m compact SUV that is based on the modified version of the CMF-A+ platform. The Magnite offers a few first-in-segment features that set it apart from all other cars in the segment. To start with, the Magnite gets a 360-degree camera, which is not available with any other car in the segment. The system can also activate the right or left camera while parking. The Magnite offers sleekest headlamps in the segment with LED lamps. However, the rear lamps are halogen lamps and not LED.

Nissan also offers a dual-screen set-up with a 7.0-inch fully-digital instrument cluster. It is a full coloured TFT cluster that gets some great graphics and various modes. Nissan also offers TPMS that shows the status of the tyres but does not show the exact pressure. There is an also wireless phone charging system and since the 8.0-inch infotainment system gets wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, it is quite a useful feature. Nissan also offers features like ambient lighting, air purifier, puddle lamps and more with the Tech Pack, which can be bought seperately.