The Nissan Magnite was launched in India in December 2020 at an introductory price starting at Rs 4.99 Lakh. This made it the most affordable subcompact crossover SUV in the country at the time. However, Nissan soon upped the price of the base variant to Rs 5.49 Lakh (Rs 50,000 more expensive). This was then followed up by a price hike of Rs 30,000 for the Magnite Turbo variants back in early March 2021. Now, just a month later, Nissan India has increased the prices of the Magnite yet again. But this time, the hike is applicable for all variants of the subcompact SUV.
As we know, the Nissan Magnite is available in naturally-aspirated and Turbo avatars. In total, there are 10 different Turbo variants on sale – with the hike in prices ranging between Rs 9,000 and Rs 20,000. The former is applicable on the XV Premium CVT, whilst the latter is true for the XL and XL CVT variants. This means that the revised ex-showroom price of the Magnite Turbo XL has gone from Rs 7.29 Lakh to Rs 7.49 Lakh, and that of the Turbo XL CVT has gone from Rs 8.19 Lakh to Rs 8.39 Lakh. Similarly, the revised price of the Turbo XV Premium CVT has risen from Rs 9.65 Lakh to Rs 9.74 Lakh.
The range-topping variant of the Magnite is the Turbo XV Premium CVT (Dual Tone). It used to cost Rs 9.79 Lakh, but it is now priced at Rs 9.90 Lakh – a hike of Rs 11,000. Including the March price hike, Magnite Turbo variants are now pricier by up to Rs 50,000. As for the naturally-aspirated version of the Magnite, it comes in 6 separate variants. This includes the entry-level XE, which now costs Rs 5.59 Lakh – a hike of Rs 10,000. Meanwhile, the most expensive variant of the standard Magnite is the XV Premium (Dual Tone). Its ex-showroom price tag has gone by Rs 15,000, thus rising from Rs 7.69 Lakh to Rs 7.84 Lakh.
However, the biggest hike within the Magnite range can be seen on the XL and XV (Dual Tone). Costing Rs 33,000 more than before, the Magnite XL and XV (Dual Tone) are now priced at Rs 6.32 Lakh and Rs 7.15 Lakh, respectively. The Magnite Turbo variants are powered by a 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that makes a maximum of 98hp and 160Nm of torque. Customers can choose between a traditional 5-speed manual gearbox or an X-tronic CVT. Meanwhile, the naturally-aspirated version of the Nissan Magnite only has 71hp and 96Nm of torque – the engine is almost the same (sans the turbocharger). As for its gearbox, it is the same 5-speed manual that is found in the Turbo variants as well.
Depending on the variant, the Magnite’s features list will include LED ambient lighting, wireless charging, automatic climate control, cruise control, a digital driver’s display, and push-button engine start. Infotainment is handled by an 8-inch touchscreen head unit that gets Android Auto & Apple CarPlay. Customers can also opt for the premium JBL sound system, which sounds far better than the default factory unit. The Magnite comes with safety equipment such as ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, and dual front airbags as standard. Some higher variants also get Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Dynamics Control, and a Traction Control System. The Nissan Magnite’s closest rival is also its cousin, i.e., the new Renault Kiger.