Nissan has officially commenced production of its upcoming compact SUV, the Magnite. With a 1.0-litre engine under the hood being offered in two states of tune, with a manual or automatic option, the Magnite will be offered in 20 trim options
Just last week we got our first glimpse of Nissan’s upcoming compact SUV, the Magnite. The Japanese carmaker has already commenced production at their plant in Oragadam, Chennai.
Speaking on the occasion, Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India, said, “The start of production of the all-new Nissan Magnite is a proud moment for all of us. With an array of first-in-class and best-in-segment features, each grade walk has been curated to meet the aspirations of the discerning Indian customer. In line with Nissan’s philosophy of continuous innovation to deliver enriching experiences, Nissan’s renowned technologies are provided at every grade, including the X-TRONIC CVT, Cruise Control, 360-degree Around View Monitor and Nissan Connect.”
Along with the rolling out the first car from their plant, Nissan has also revealed the variant details of the all-new Magnite. The variant nomenclature for the Magnite continues to be somewhat identical to the other Nissan offerings, starting with the XE trim as base and the XV Premium sitting at the top of the range. Nissan will offer the Magnite with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine only. This engine, however, will be offered in two states of tune. The lower trims will push out 74bhp, just like in the Triber. This engine will only come paired with a manual transmission. Nissan will also bring in the Magnite with the turbocharged 1.0-litre engine that promises to develop over 100bhp. These more powerful variants will be offered with a manual or CVT option. The official specification hasn’t been revealed as yet.
Here’s a quick overview of what each variant pack:
Exterior features on this trin include 16-inch wheels, skid plates, roof rails and more. On the inside, the base XE Magnite gets a dual-tone interior, all four power windows and a 3.5-inch LCD cluster.
Additional features over the XE trim are primarily on the inside, including a 6-speaker system, steering mounted controls, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, and an automatic climate control.
As opposed to the 16-inch steel wheels on the XE and XL, this one gets 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. Other exterior features also include DRLs and fog lamps. On the tech front, the Magnite XV gets a 8.0-inch floating touchscreen infotainment with first-in-class wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-inch TFT instrument cluster, reversing camera and button start.
Sitting at the top of the range these variants include additional features like LED bi-projector headlamps, cruise control, first-in-class 360-degree camera, tyre pressure monitoring system and more.
Nissan also offers an additional Tech Pack which includes wireless charger, ambient mood lighting, puddle lamps and high-end speakers from JBL. This additional pack is available with the XV and the XV Premium variants only.