Today, Nissan finally launched one of its most awaited sub-compact SUVs, Magnite. This SUV was showcased last month and by the gist of it, everyone liked what the car had to offer.
Coming to the important bit, the base XE variant of the Magnite starts at ₹4.99 lakhs and goes all the way up to, ₹9.35 lakhs for the top XV Premium variant (ex-Showroom). Note that these are introductory prices and are said to rise in the future. Not wasting any further time let’s see whether Nissan Magnite delivers what’s it made for?
Nissan Magnite | What’s under the Hood?
The Nissan Magnite is one of the powerful cars in its segment if not the most powerful. The sub-compact SUV comes with two engine options. Surprisingly both are 999cc engine, but one is naturally aspirated whereas the other one is turbocharged.
Talking about the 999cc naturally aspirated engine,
- It produces 72ps of max power and the peak torque output stands at 96Nm.
- With this engine there only is an option of a 5-speed manual transmission.
For obvious reasons, the engine with a turbocharger is more powerful.
- The 999cc turbo petrol engine produces 100ps of maximum power and peak torque of 160Nm.
- With this motor, you can choose from two transmission options, a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic.
- The sad part is that the engine with CVT is detuned and produces 152Nm of peak torque.
Is the Nissan Magnite Feature-Packed?
On the inside, there are really many things to boast about. Because the Magnite sits in a very hot segment, it is evident that it is packed to the brim. So, Magnite gets features like
- Dual front airbags
- ABS with EBD
- Rear wash wiper and defogger
- Rear parking sensors
- Seat belt reminder
All these are standard from the base variant. Talking about the top-end XV Premium trip, it sports
- TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System)
- Air Purifier
- JBL premium sound system
- Ambient lighting led Scuff plate
- Puddle lamps and a lot more.
How does the Nissan Magnite Stack Up Against its Rivals?
SUVs in the Indian automotive market are on the move and everyone wants to settle with one. So, this SUV, for now, sits at the right spot when it comes to price. Besides, these are introductory prices. Well, Magnite rivals Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Honda WR-V, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300.
Will the Nissan Magnite be able to take on its rivals? Let us know in the comment section below.