Magnite SUV has been able to carry the weight of Japan’s leading automaker Nissan (Nissan) in the Indian market for some time now. The Nissan Magnite SUV was launched in India in December 2020. Launched as the most affordable subcompact SUV at that time, Nissan has garnered around 78,000 cumulative customer bookings to date. Apart from this, the company has said that the model is being exported to 15 countries from the production plant in Chennai, and 42,000 units of this affordable SUV have been manufactured so far.
A ‘do or die product’
Magnite Nissan was seen as one of the company’s products in India on which the company’s future rests. Most of the company’s previous models like Terrano and Sunny did not get much response in the Indian market. It is also significant that Nissan also did not instill much confidence in sales and service, which was a big hurdle. But while Nissan claims it has worked to improve its customer connect across the country, the Magnite itself rests heavily on the company.
The affordable SUV
will initially ‘shock’ the segment due to the competitive pricing of Magnite. The Magnite was launched for less than Rs 5 lakh for the base variant. However, later its prices have been changed. Currently, the ex-showroom price of Magnite starts at Rs. 5.76 lakhs and goes up to a little over Rs. 10 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the higher variants.
Engine and Power
The Nissan Magnite comes with two engine options. This car is not available with a diesel engine. The first option of a petrol engine is the 1.0-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine. This engine generates power of 71 bhp and torque of 96 Nm. At the same time, the second option is a 1.0-liter turbo petrol engine. This engine generates 99 bhp power and 160 Nm torque. 5-speed manual and CVT gearbox options are available with both engines.
Exterior of the Magnite
SUV gets 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels and LED headlamps with LED DRLs. There are many great features available in this SUV. The SUV gets features like an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Auto AC with rear AC vents. Features like a wireless charger, air purifier, JBL speaker, LED scuff plate, ambient lighting, and puddle lamp have also been included in the top model of the car.