Nissan Magnite scores four stars in ASEAN NCAP crash tests

By autoX Editorial | on January 4, 2021

While the official report is still to be released by the ASEAN NCAP, we know that the Magnite produced at Chennai was put to test. Nissan launched the Magnite on 2nd December, 2020 starting at Rs 4.99 lakh. The prices have now been revised 

Nissan’s all-new sub-4 metre SUV, the Magnite, has received a four-star rating in the recently conducted ASEAN NCAP crash tests. The agency hasn’t revealed a detailed report of the tests as yet, but we know that the testing standards of ASEAN NCAP are more or less similar to the Global NCAP, with the exception of a few minor differences. The Magnite that was put to test was produced at the company’s Oragadam facility in Chennai. It comes with dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, front seat belt pretensioner, load limiter and reminder, and rear parking sensors as standard. Additional safety tech on higher variants include hill start assist, ISOFIX child seat, ESC, traction control and more.

Keeping in mind the trivial sales from other Nissan products, the Magnite is a very important product for the Japanese brand. The launch of the compact SUV at an introductory price of Rs 4.99 lakh was a good move from Nissan – one that has drawn customers to the dealership. The Magnite has already received more than 15,000 bookings within a month of its launch. At the time of the launch though, Nissan revealed that the introductory prices will only be valid till 31st December. Now, the company has officially announced that the introductry prices will continue until further notice.   

The Magnite is based on Renault-Nissan’s CMF-A+ platform that also underpins the Renault Triber. The Magnite is offered with two petrol engine options – a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated motor developing 71bhp and 96Nm, and a 1.0-litre turbocharged heart that is good for 99bhp and 160Nm. We have already driven the Nissan Magnite, follow this link for our detailed review.             

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