Nissan India launched their all-new sub-4 meter compact SUV, Magnite in the market last year. The SUV competes with cars like Maruti Brezza, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300 in the segment. When launched, Nissan Magnite was the most affordable compact SUV in the market. Now that tag belongs its sibling Renault Kiger. Magnite has been a game changer for Nissan in India as people really loved the design and competitive pricing. The car quickly became popular among customers and now there is a long waiting period for it. Here we have a video of a Nissan Magnite owner who explains why he bought it over Kia Sonet.
The video has been uploaded by Jet wheels on their YouTube channel. The video starts with the vlogger introducing the owner who recently bought Nissan Magnite. This video basically focuses on owners opinion on why he finalised Nissan Magnite. There were two reasons behind his decision. The owner of this car is Dr. Naveed Arshad and he mentions that he liked the features that Nissan is providing in the Magnite and the second reason is the price. In comparison to other cars in the competition, Nissan Magnite is offered as a very affordable option. Even the top-end trim is priced under 10 lakh, ex-showroom. Before Magnite, he owned a Tata Nano.
He then mentions that he had booked Kia Sonet and after couple of months, Nissan launched the Magnite. Kia Sonet and Magnite both have a long waiting period but, the dealership that Dr. Naveed had approached had taken initiative to make minimise the waiting time. Nissan Magnite in the video was only 3 days when the video was shot and the owner had only driven it for approximately 30 kms. As it was too early to comment of the driving dynamics, pros and cons of the car, owner did not mention any of that.
The owner did mention that he liked the overall design of the Magnite. He calls it sleek yet muscular. The main reason why Dr. Naveed got attracted to Magnite was definitely the pricing. He owns the XV trim which one lower to the top-end trim and it cost him Rs 10.7 lakh on-road. Another factor was the safety. Nissan Magnite has received a 4 star rating at ASEAN NCAP and that gave him confidence too. Other than Dr. Naveed, his family is also satisfied with the car. His wife calls it a value for money product while his daughters like the colour.
Nissan Magnite is actually based on CMF-A platform. This is the same platform that we have seen in Renault Kwid, Triber and recently launched Kiger. Nissan Magnite offers features like touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto feature, wireless phone charging, automatic climate control, fully digital instrument cluster and so on. It is available with two petrol engine options. There is a 1.0 litre naturally aspirated engine that generates 72 Ps and 96 Nm of torque. It is available with a manual gearbox option. Next is a 1.0 litre turbo petrol engine that generates 100 Ps and 160 Nm of torque and is available with manual and CVT gearbox options.