Nissan Magnite was launched last year. Last month, the SUV was given a four-star safety rating at the NCAP crash test. It is confirmed that the test result is also valid for the India-spec model.
After its first launch in December last year, Nissan Magnite received surprisingly encouraging responses from Indian customers. Due to the high demand, the waiting period for this new SUV has gone up to months. Besides our market, Nissan also brings this model to other countries as well. Last month, the Indonesian-spec Magnite was given a four-star safety rating at the ASEAN NCAP test. Nissan has just officially confirmed that the same safety rating is applicable for the India-spec model since the Magnite on sale in our market is identical to the one available in Indonesia. In fact, the Indonesian model is also manufactured at Nissan’s facility in our country.
India-spec Nissan Magnite is confirmed to get a four-star safety rating
At the safety test, Nissan Magnite received 39.02 scores and 16.31 scores for adult and child occupant protection, respectively. In terms of safety assist, Nissan Magnite scored 15.28 points. The total score of the Nissan Magnite in the ASEAN NCAP safety test is 70.60 points, gaining it a solid four-star rating.
According to the test report, the Nissan Magnite illustrated good protection for the chest and lower legs of the co-driver during the frontal offset test. However, the test also revealed that the driver faced a risk of injury in the chest area. In the case of the side impact test, it was remarked that the Nissan Magnite provided adequate protection. In the Dynamic assessment test, the sub-compact SUV gained 7.81 points for Child Occupant Protection with an 18-month old child dummy. On the other hand, for the three-year-old child protection, Nissan Magnite received a full score of eight points.
Similar to the Indonesian version, the India-spec Nissan Magnite is equipped with standard safety features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, seat belt reminder for front-seat passengers. On the top-spec variants, there are also additional safety features like a 360-degree view camera, tyre pressure monitoring and warning, traction control, vehicle dynamic control, and more. It should be noted that in Indonesia, Nissan only provided two variants, Upper and Premium, and the car model that participated in the safety test was a top-spec model with a full safety kit. In the meanwhile, the Indian market is offered in five variants, namely, XE. XL, XV, XV Premium and XV Premium (O).
Nissan Magnite’s rise in popularity can be mostly attributed to its competitive pricing. At launch, Nissan Magnite was the most affordable sub-four-meter SUV in the market. However, with the entry of the Renault Kiger, this entry-level position of the segment now belongs to the newly-launched SUV from Renault. At launch, Nissan Magnite is offered with two choices of engines, a 1.0-litre N.A petrol and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol. A 5-speed manual gearbox is offered as standard in both engines. However, the turbocharged petrol gets an additional CVT automatic gearbox. At this point, Nissan does not offer any diesel engine for the Magnite.