The Nissan Magnite is probably the Japanese automaker's most successful launch in India. Today we have this video Magnite merrily sliding in a snowy car park.
Nissan Magnite is off to a very promising start in the Indian auto market with over 15,000 bookings since its launch in December 2020. The Japanese automaker launched the compact SUV with an introductory price tag of Rs 4.99 lakh, which is Rs 1 lakh cheaper than all its segment rivals. For the same price as a Kia Sonet or Hyundai Venue’s base model, you can get a well-specced mid-range Magnite model. This aggressive pricing has put hatchbacks like the Maruti Ignis or Hyundai Grand i10 in a vulnerable spot as well. We at IndianAuto came across this video that shows the Magnite handling in the ice.
The video has been uploaded by Royal entertainment on YouTube, and in it we see the Nissan Magnite traversing the snowy conditions quite handily. Even though the Magnite is what you call a compact SUV, it is still front-wheel-driven only instead of being all-wheel drive or full-time 4x4. This means that unlike bigger off-road centric SUVs, it doesn’t as much traction or grip. The video shows the Magnite sliding around in what seems like a car park, and whenever the driver pulls on the handbrake the vehicle slides a lot. The video also shows how the Magnite’s power is only sent to the front wheels, which is not ideal in the given conditions. Fortunately, the video shows the Nissan’s good balance, which indicates a neutral and safe handling car in various conditions.
When it comes to features, The Magnite is just as good as its segment rivals in a cheaper price, It gets a multi-functional steering wheel, the centre-console gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with in-built Apple Carplay and Android Auto, a 7-inch TFT instrument console, and around view monitor display on the screen. 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.
The new Nissan Magnite can be specced with either of two powertrain choices, The 1.0 litre 3-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol which makes 81 PS/96 Nm of peak power and torque figures and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The other choice is a 1.0 litre 3-pot turbo-petrol makes figures of 100 PS/160 Nm with the 5-speed manual and 99 PS/152 Nm when paired to the CVT auto.