The big news for the automotive industry so far is the RDE norms which will come into effect from April 1 this year. Hence, all the car makers are updating their line-up to comply with the new emission norms. In this episode, Nissan Magnite has also received these updates. In addition to this, the Magnite now gets a host of safety features as a part of the standard kit across all variants. The compact SUV now comes with traction control, tire pressure monitoring system, electronic stability control, dual airbags, hill start assist, ABS with EBD and hydraulic brake assist. With the updates, prices for the 2023 Nissan Magnite start at Rs 6 lakh and go up to Rs 10.58 lakh, ex-showroom.
The Magnite has been on sale in our market for quite some time now, and this is one of the most significant updates it has received since its inception. Well, these updates come after the unveiling of a brand new rival to the Magnite – the Maruti Suzuki Fronx, bookings for which have opened recently. The Nissan Magnite is on sale with two engine options – 1.0L NA petrol and 1.0L turbo-petrol. It gets two transmission options – 5-speed MT and CVT.
The Maruti Suzuki Fronx also comes with two powertrain options – 1.2L NA petrol and 1.0L turbo-petrol. Gearbox options include 5-speed MT, 5-speed AMT and 7-speed DCT. The Fronx is based on the architecture of the Baleno, and comes with a bold coupe-like roofline. The sharp-looking windscreen adds to the drama. Undoubtedly, the exterior of the Nissan Magnite is stylish. Also, both the compact SUVs measure under 4 meters in length.
The Magnite is currently on sale in a total of 5 variants – XE, XL, XV Executive, XV and XV Premium. Nissan’s best-seller Gill comes loaded with features. It gets 360 camera, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, LED headlamps, 16-inch alloy wheels and more.