Nissan Launches The Magnite, Price Starts At Rs. 4.99 Lakhs.

The killer prices of the Magnite SUV is sure to bring in huge sales numbers!

The much-awaited Nissan Magnite SUV has been launched, with introductory prices starting at INR 4.99 Lakhs (ex. showroom, Delhi) for the base XE trim and the top-spec XV Premium with CVT trim will retail at INR 9.35 Lakhs. (In all markets except Delhi, the prices start at INR 5.28 lakh) Though these price tags makes us go woo-hoo, the same will marginally go up post 1 January 2021. The Magnite is a crucial model for Nissan in India, through which the company wishes to bring back its lost glory in the coming years.

Like every other Nissan, the Magnite is also available in four trim-levels– XE, XL, XV, XV Premium. The range-topping XV Premium gets an extensive list of features like the LED bi-projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 16″ diamond-cut alloys, electrically operated ORVMs, functional roof rails which can carry upto 50kg weight, front and rear faux skid plates etc.

The Magnite also gets an 8.0″ touchscreen infotainment system with a segment-first wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 7.0″ TFT display for the instrumentation, push-button start, voice recognition technology, cruise control, a 360-degree surround-view camera, tyre pressure monitor and all-black interiors.

Speaking of the design, Magnite is a very well proportioned compact SUV. The strong body lines add up to the muscular looks. The large octagonal grille accompanied by the swept back headlamps and L-shaped LED DRLs make it stand out. Adding more SUV-ish characters are the thick C-pillars and body claddings finished in black.

The compact SUV measures 3994mm in length, 1758mm in width and 1572mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2500mm and a healthy 205mm ground clearance. On the safety front the compact SUV comes equipped with dual front airbags, Vehicle Dynamic Control(VDC), hill start assist, traction control, ABS and EBD. You can choose to have either a 1.0L 3cyl NA petrol engine producing a healthy 72hp and 96Nm or a 1.0L 3cyl Turbocharged petrol supplying 100hp and 160Nm of torque. A 5 speed manual comes across the variants along with CVT option on the1.0L Turbo.

Magnite will tightly compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, Ford Ecosport and the Toyota Urban Cruiser.