The Nissan Magnite's attractive pricing combined with feature-loaded trims have led to huge demand. Resultantly, the Magnite's waiting period is now stretching to 7 months. Full story below.
The Nissan Magnite was launched a couple of months ago in December at an introductory price tag of Rs 4.99 lakh. This greatly undercut its rivals in the compact SUV segment, and given that it came with most of the features its competitors got, it has proven to be a hit in the Indian auto market. Currently, the Magnite has over 40,000 bookings in its first three months of being on sale, and Nissan has delivered over 6,500 units to customers so far. Naturally, such an overwhelming demand leads to a long waiting period, but the Japanese automaker has stated that they are operating at maximum capacity to reduce delivery times.
The Nissan Magnite currently has a waiting period of up to 7 months in cities like Delhi-NCR. In other major cities like Mumbai and Chennai, the waiting period is between 3 – 3.5 months, respectively. India’s tech capital, Bengaluru has a waiting period of up to 5 months. Nissan is aiming to reduce the waiting period to a maximum of 2-3 months, for which it is currently operating in three shifts at its manufacturing facility in Orgadam, Chennai.
Also, even though the Nissan Magnite’s sub Rs 5-lakh introductory price tag was increased by Rs 50,000 in January, all other variants in the range continue with the launch price tags. The Nissan Magnite is available in 5 trim levels - XE, XL, XV, XV Premium, and XV Premium (O), and is priced between Rs 5.49 lakh and Rs 9.97 lakh, ex-showroom.
The Nissan Magnite comes loaded with features like a multi-functional steering wheel, the centre-console gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, a 7-inch TFT instrument console, and a 360-degree parking camera. It also gets a push-button start/stop system, power windows, automatic AC, rear AC vents, cruise control, etc. The higher models get extra features like a height-adjustable driver’s seat and a rear-seat armrest with 2 cupholders. Nissan is also offering an optional Tech Pack on the top models with even more creature comforts like a wireless charger, high-end speakers from JBL, an air purifier, ambient mood lighting, and puddle lamps.
You get the choice of two powertrains in the Nissan Magnite, a 1.0 litre 3-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol which makes 72 PS of peak power and 96 Nm of max torque. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The other choice is a 1.0 litre 3-pot turbo-petrol that makes max figures of 100 PS/160 Nm with the 5-speed manual and 100 PS/152 Nm when paired to the CVT auto.