Nissan’s Kia Sonet-rival Now Has An Official Launch Date
Nissan is expected to price the Magnite between Rs 5.5 lakh and Rs 9.5 lakh (ex-showroom)
Update (02/12/2020): Nissan has launched the Magnite with prices beginning from Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Read more about it here.
Unofficial pre-launch bookings already underway for Rs 11,000.
It will be offered with two petrol engines including a new 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit.
It features a few segment-firsts including a 360-degree camera as well as wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Magnite will rival the likes of the Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon and Maruti Vitara Brezza.
The sub-4m SUV segment will soon get a new Nissan-badged competitor called the Magnite. Its official launch has been scheduled for December 2 with official bookings set to commence in the coming days. Meanwhile, unofficial pre-launch bookings are already underway for a token deposit of Rs 11,000.
Nissan’s SUV will be a petrol-only offering. It will offer the choice of a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated unit and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. The former is the same engine that powers the Renault Triber (72PS/96Nm) and it will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission only. On the other hand, the new 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit will be offered with either a 5-speed MT or a CVT automatic. This engine churns out up to 100PS and 152Nm with the CVT whereas the torque output of the MT-equipped variants stands at 160Nm. These are the same engines that are expected to power its cousin, the Renault Kiger, that was recently unveiled in its pre-production guise. The respective fuel-efficiency figures of the Magnite’s powertrains stand at:
1.0-litre MT- 18.75 kmpl
1.0-litre turbo-petrol MT- 20 kmpl
1.0-litre turbo-petrol CVT- 17.7kmpl
On the features front, the Magnite will come with a few segment-firsts such as a 360-degree camera, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, 7-inch driver’s display, and JBL sound system. It also gets LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs, LED fog lamps, auto AC, and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Standard safety features are likely to include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors.
As suggested by the recently leaked prices, the Magnite could retail from Rs 5.5 lakh to Rs 9.5 lakh (ex-showroom). It is about to set foot in a highly competitive segment that boasts of the Kia Sonet, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport, Toyota Urban Cruiser, and the upcoming Renault Kiger.
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