Nissan pretty much shook up to compact SUV space here with their latest offering, the Magnite. The Japanese automaker had introduced the Nissan Magnite with an affordable sticker price of only Rs.4.99 lakh, with its top trim available from Rs.9.45 lakh onwards (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The price of course remains valid only till the end of the year.
As per reports, Nissan have managed to collect over 5,000 Bookings for the Nissan Magnite just a few days after it was launched. This is after the car was officially introduced to our market on 2 December. Given the recent struggles of Nissan in India, it is quite an impressive feat for the Magnite on behalf of the brand to achieve over 5,000 Bookings in a span of just five days.
Nissan Magnite is offered in five trims, namely XE, XL, XV, XV Premium and XV Premium (O). In a recent press release, Nissan revealed that more than 60 percent of people who booked the Magnite chose the XV and XV Premium variants. That’s not all, the automaker further said that more than 30 percent of the bookings accounted for the CVT automatic variant of the Nissan Magnite.
Over 40 percent of bookings came from Nissan’s digital channels combined, a step taken by the automaker to make it easier to buy a car during these tough times. On the engine front, the Nissan Magnite is available with options of either a 1.0 litre naturally aspirated petrol motor or a 1.0 litre Turbo petrol.
The former, borrowed from the Triber is capable enough of delivering 72 BHP of power. On the other hand, the latter was recently developed by both Nissan and Renault, thus giving a power output of 100 BHP. It is to be noted that the Turbo petrol motor for the Nissan Magnite will only be available from the XL trim onwards.
It will be further making a mark in Renault’s upcoming compact SUV, the Kiger which will be coming here in mid-2021. Overall, the Nissan Magnite is offered with transmission options of a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed CVT. The car in many ways remains to be Nissan’s comeback model in India after all the hardships they faced over the years in the market.
On paper, the Nissan Magnite undercuts its rivals by some margin which is good for pepole looking for an affordable compact SUV here. Its rivals include quite a few established competitors in the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford Ecosport, Toyota Urban Cruiser and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza to name all. While it remains to be seen whether the car can revive Nissan’s fortunes in India, it is quite certain that the automaker will keep on trying to get their act right.
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