The Nissan Magnite has left the auto industry in awe with its hyper aggressive pricing. Though the XE is the headline grabber, the XL maybe the one to buy. Read on to know more.
Nissan launched its new Magnite compact SUV last week at a hardly believable starting price of Rs 4.99 lakh. This price tag makes it the cheapest in the segment by a country mile, undercutting its rivals like the Hyundai Venue or Kia Sonet by at least Rs 1 lakh. The Magnite threatens to poach sales from different segments together like the hatchback class. It has comparable pricing with the likes of the Maruti Swift or the Hyundai Santro. But what do you actually get in your sub-5-lakh SUV? And what do you get if you want to spend a bit more?
In the video that has been uploaded by Cruise Control on their YouTube channel, we have a comparison between the Nissan Magnite XE and the XL trim levels. The XE is the headline grabber with its Rs 4.99 lakh price, but there’s also the XL variant which sits just above it. It is a lakh dearer at Rs 5.99 lakh, but it may be the sweet spot of the range.
The base variant of the Nissan Magnite comes with halogen headlamps, 16-inch steel wheels with hub caps, functional roof rails with a load capacity of 50 kg, and a rear windscreen wiper on the exterior. The interior comes in black fabric upholstery with light grey accents, a silver accent steering wheel, adjustable front and rear headrests, power windows, manual air conditioning, tilt-adjustable steering, manually adjustable ORVMs, and analogue speedometer and tachometer dials in addition to a 3.5-inch TFT digital MID. The standard safety features on the Nissan Magnite include dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, anti-roll bar, rear parking sensors, and rear defogger.
In addition to the features of the XE model, the Magnite XL variants come with remote keyless entry, body-coloured and electrically adjustable/foldable ORVMs, dual-tone hub-caps, a 2-DIN audio system with 6 speakers and Bluetooth compatibility, USB charging port, steering mounted audio controls and outside temperature gauge. Should you opt for the Turbo model, the Magnite will also come equipped with 60:40 split rear seats with rear armrest and ISOFIX anchors, vehicle dynamic control, hill start assist, traction control, hydraulic brake assist. But across all engine specs, the Magnite XL comes with an anti-theft alarm, central lock with driver switch, speed-sensing door lock, and impact sensing door unlocks as well.
The Nissan Magnite XE is only available with the 1-litre 3 cylinder N/A petrol which makes 81 PS/96 Nm of peak power and torque figures which is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The XL Variant gives you the former plus the option for the 1-litre 3-pot turbo-petrol which makes figures of 100 PS/160 Nm with the 5-speed manual and 100 PS/ 152Nm when paired to the CVT auto.