While the Nissan Magnite is one of the newest offerings in the Indian market, the Ford EcoSport is one of the oldest contenders in the segment. But what does an EcoSport owner thinks about it? Read on to know the answer.
Nissan Magnite is one of the newest offerings in the sub-4m compact-SUV segment. It was launched in late 2020 at an introductory price of Rs. 4.99 lakh, which made it grab the title of cheapest sub-4m compact-SUV in the country. However, its prices have now been increased, and the Nissan Magnite now starts at Rs. 5.49 lakh. Also, it has managed to garner a lot of bookings and boasts of a long waiting period that extends up to 8 months. But since it was the Ford EcoSport which kickstarted this segment in the country, we thought of asking a Ford EcoSport owner what he thinks about the Nissan Magnite.
Starting with the Nissan Magnite’s design, we asked the EcoSport owner about his opinion on the same. To which he replied on a positive note. He said that the overall design of the Nissan Magnite looks fresh. The chrome surround on the grille adds the much-needed aggression, which is complemented by the slender-looking LED headlamps. Also, the dual-tone effect for the roof feels youthful. He also liked the design of the 16-inch alloy wheels that feature diamond-cut finish.
Moving over to the inside, he liked the way Nissan has made use of an LCD panel for the instrument cluster. But, he felt that the EcoSport still manages to score higher marks for the plastic quality of the cabin. In fact, he appreciated the addition of a 360-degree parking camera. Another aspect that we talked about was the engine-gearbox combination. Well, we made him drive the 1.0L turbo-petrol motor that came mated to a 5-speed MT here. He felt that the engine is apt at doing its job. However, the gearbox feels notchy, and the clutch’s biting point is quite far away.
Talking of the ride and handling of the Magnite, the EcoSport owner quoted that it feels plush and confidence-inspiring. However, he claimed that it lacks on the build quality front. When asked to rate the car’s exterior and interior out of 10, he gave Magnite a score of 8.5 and 7.5 points, respectively. Also, he said, the build quality of the Magnite is perfect for the price point it comes at, and it is a sensible upgrade over a B-segment hatchback.