The much-awaited Nissan Magnite subcompact SUV will be launched in India on December 2, 2020. It is the first sub-4 metre SUV from the Japanese carmaker in the country and the Nissan has already shared a fair deal about the new Magnite. The company has already commenced production of the Nissan Magnite, and it will start reaching dealerships soon. While official bookings will begin on December 2, select dealerships in Mumbai and Delhi are already accepting unofficial pre-orders for a token of ₹ 25,000.
Talking about the new Nissan Magnite's launch, Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India said, "The upcoming launch of the all-new Nissan Magnite is a symbol of Nissan's commitment to the Indian market for the discerning customers. The "charismatic" SUV will come at a special introductory price with many special offerings for many of the customers who have eagerly been waiting for its launch."
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The new Nissan Magnite will be offered in four key trims - XE, XL, XV and XV Premium, which are further classified into 20 different grades, based on optional trims, along with engine and transmission choices. In fact, Nissan will also offer an optional 'Tech Pack' with the XV and XV Premium variants which will get add-on features like - wireless charger, air purifier, ambient mood lighting, puddle lamps and high-end speakers from JBL. Other features will include - 16-inch diamond-cut alloys, LED daytime running lamps, 8-inch floating touch screen with Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 7-inch TFT instrument cluster, rear-view camera and push-button start. Nissan will also offer a top-end XV Premium variant which will offer LED bi-projector headlamps, Cruise Control, 360-degree camera, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and sporty interior.
The upcoming Nissan Magnite will come with two petrol engine options - a 1.0 litre naturally aspirated motor and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol unit. While the former is tuned to make around 71 bhp and 96 Nm of torque, the turbo-petrol unit makes 99 bhp and 160 Nm of torque. Transmission duties will be handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox for both the engines, however, the turbo petrol unit also comes with an optional CVT automatic unit, and that one offers slightly less torque at 152 Nm. According to a leaked document, the Nissan Magnite will be priced from ₹ 5.50 lakh to ₹ 9.55 lakh (ex-showroom).