The Magnite is looking like the success that Nissan needed after an unsuccessful spell. With a headline-grabbing starting price of Rs 4.99 lakh, we had a look at what exactly do you get in the base-spec XE trim.
The Nissan Magnite is off to a very successful start in the Indian auto market. In less than a month of its launch, it has already received 15,000 bookings and deliveries have just commenced as well. With prices starting at Rs 4.99 lakh, the Magnite is around Rs 1 lakh cheaper than all of its compact SUV rivals like the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Kia Sonet. This has given the Magnite another section of buyers who usually buy hatchbacks in the sub Rs 5-lakh price range. So, today we had a look at the headline-grabbing Rs 4.99 lakh Nissan Magnite XE.
As you will see in the video above, it is a walkaround of the new Nissan Magnite in its XE variant. The XE may be the base trim, but it is still getting more features compared to rivals’ base variants. On the exterior, you get halogen headlamps, a chrome-finished front grille and bumper, split tail lamps, roof rails with 50 kg load capacity, black finished ORVMs and outside door handles, side turn indicators on the fender, black moulding on the rear quarter window and tinted glass at the front, rear and back. You also get a rear spoiler with an LED stop lamp and there’s black cladding on the lower part of the car all round. You don’t get alloys on the XE but you still get 16-inch steel wheels with hub caps. Moving inside the car, The Nissan Magnite gets a light grey instrument console with silver accents on the steering wheel. The seats come in a black fabric trim with light grey accents. There is a large glovebox and deep door pockets front and rear with more additional cubby holes if you need more space.
The Nissan Magnite XE is being offered at an introductory price tag of Rs 4.99 lakhs which was valid till the end of the year 2020 only. The Magnite range tops out with the XV Premium trim which is priced at Rs 9.97 lakh. Do note that all prices are ex-showroom Delhi. You can spec your Nissan Magnite with a 1-litre 3 cylinder N/A petrol that makes 81 PS/96 Nm of peak power and torque figures and comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. If you want more performance though, then you can go for the 1-litre 3-pot turbo-petrol rotor that makes figures of 100 PS/160 Nm with the 5-speed manual and 100 PS/ 152Nm when paired to the CVT. In the Indian market, the Magnite rivals the likes of Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and more.