Nissan Magnite launched in India with a starting price of Rs. 4.99 lakh

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Nissan has finally launched the much awaited Magnite sub-compact SUV. It has been launched with an introductory starting price of Rs. 4.99 lakh going up to Rs. 9.35 lakh for the top end petrol-automatic variant. The introductory cost is valid till December 31, 2020. This makes Magnite the most budget-friendly subcompact SUV in the country and this is very important for Nissan as this is a make or break product for them. The company is offering the new Magnite in four variants which are XE, XL, XV and XV Premium. Here is the detailed price list of Nissan Magnite for each variant.

Nissan Magnite Variants:

XEXLXVXV Premium
1.0-litre NA Petrol With MTRs. 4.99 lakhRs. 5.99 lakhRs. 6.68 lakhRs. 7.55 lakh
1.0-litre Turbo Petrol With MTRs. 6.99 lakhRs. 7.68 lakhRs. 8.45 lakh
1.0-litre Turbo Petrol With CVTRs. 7.89 lakhRs. 8.58 lakhRs. 9.35 lakh

Nissan Magnite Engine:

The new Nissan Magnite will be powered by two 1.0L petrol engines in India. The lower-spec naturally aspirated B4D dual-VVT 1.0-liter petrol engine that generates 72hp of peak power. This engine comes coupled solely to a 5-speed manual gearbox. This is the same engine which does the task on the Renault Triber. The HRA0 turbo-charged 1.0-liter petrol engine is the higher-spec engine which produces peak power of 95hp. This engine comes coupled either to the 5-speed manual or to a CVT automatic gearbox. However, the Magnite does not have the best-in-class figures in terms of engine output and this might be disappointing for some.

The Magnite is really a beautiful looking car mainly because of its contoured surfacing all around. The face natively looks similar to a Datsun because the Magnite basically started life as a Datsun car. The ultra-slim LED headlamps and the L-shaped LED DRLs on the bumper gives it an elegant look to the car. The wide, protruding shoulders are also extremely very attractive. The look of the car is justified due to its generous body cladding all over and skid plates at the front and rear bumper. Its alloy wheels also boast a very smart design.

Nissan Magnite Interior Design:

The Magnite is not chromatic from inside as it is from outside. The dashboard still features a pretty design with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment screen quipped in centre. Beneath the touchscreen, there is a climate control system which looks pretty similar to the one used in the Renault Triber. The hexagonal AC vents add a bit of quirk to the plain interiors and to jazz things up a little more the car comes equipped with a 7-inch fully digital TFT colour instrument cluster and even wireless charging. However, it must be noted that the interiors of the car are a little less premium as compared to some of its competitors but this is where the cost cutting has been done.

Other highlighting features on the Nissan Magnite:

  • 360-degree camera
  • LED bi-projector headlamps
  • LED DRLs and fog lamps
  • Cruise control
  • First-in-segment wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Voice recognition functionality
  • Steering-mounted audio controls
  • Automatic climate control

Nissan Magnite Price and Competition:

The new Nissan Magnite joins the over-crowded segment of sub-compact SUVs in India including the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Toyota Urban Cruiser and the Ford Ecosport. The Magnite price undercuts the price of all of the stated above and it is a very good low price product if you are really looking for a sub-compact SUV but do not have the budget for the more expensive ones.  It even undercuts the entry-level price of most of the premium roadster barring the Tata Altroz and this is really a huge plus point.

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