Nissan is all-set to finally enter the sub-4 meter compact-SUV segment. They have the Kicks which is a mid-size SUV, but is not as successful as the Creta, Duster or any other mid-size SUV. So, it was high time that Nissan launched an addition to its portfolio so that they can gather some sales. In comes the Nissan Magnite, which is an all-new sub-4 meter compact-SUV which is supposed to launch in India this month.
The manufacturer has already confirmed some details about the SUV. It will be available in five variants, namely XE, XL, XV, XV Premium and XV Premium(O). You would be able to choose from two engine options and it will also be offered with an automatic CVT transmission.
There is 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine which will only be available with a 5-speed manual gearbox and there is a new 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine that will come with 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. However, you can opt for the automatic CVT gearbox with this one. We have seen the non-turbo engine on the Triber and it is capable of producing 72PS and 96Nm whereas the 1.0-litre turbo petrol is expected to produce around 95PS to 100PS and around 150 Nm of torque output.
The base variant will be called “XE” and it will only be available with the non-turbo petrol engine and manual gearbox only. The Magnite gets power windows, 16-inch wheels, skid plates, dual-tone interiors, roof rails and manual AC as standard. Moreover, Nissan is also offering a LED instrument cluster with a 3.5-inch multi-information display as standard.
The XL variant is placed above the XE variant. It adds automatic climate control, 6-speaker 2-din audio system, electric adjustable and foldable ORVMs and steering mounted audio controls. You can also get the automatic CVT transmission with this variant. The CVT variant adds push-button to start/stop, i-key with request sensors, foot-rest and much more
The XV variant sits below the top-end variant and adds equipment like LED Daytime Running Lamps, LED fog lamps, a rear camera, diamond-cut alloy wheels, i-key, rear armrest and a 7-inch Multi-information display.
It also adds 8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment which should come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The XV Premium is the top-end variant that Nissan is selling. It comes with all the bells and whistles that Nissan has to offer. So, the XV Premium variant gets LED projector headlamps, LED turn indicators, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, 360-degree camera, Cruise Control, Leather-wrapped steering wheel and Nissan’s connected car technology named as Nissan Connect.
Then there is the Tech Pack which you can opt from the XV variant onwards regardless of the engine. The Tech Pack will get you a wireless charging pad, JBL sound system, puddle lamps, air purifier and ambient lighting.
The Nissan Magnite’s production-version has already rolled-out from the Chennai facility. It is expected to be priced around Rs. 5.5 lakhs ex-showroom to Rs. 10 lakhs ex-showroom for the top-end variant. Nissan Magnite will be competing against Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon and the upcoming Renault Kiger.