Nissan Magnite launched at a price tag of Rs 4.99 lakh, most affordable SUV in India

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Image: Screengrab from a video shared by Nissan
Image: Screengrab from a video shared by Nissan

New Delhi : Nissan Magnite has been officially launched in India at an introductory price tag of Rs 4.99 lakh for base variant and Rs 9.38 lakh for top variant.

The introductory prices will remain till December 31, after that the prices will be revised to Rs 5.54 lakh (ex showroom). Nissan has been placed in close competition with Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Toyota Urban Cruiser.

Considering the price point, the car emerges out as the most affordable SUV present in the market as of now.

Currently, the car comes in only petrol engine options. Its 1.0-litre Turbo engine claims to be the star performer and pits out around 97 bhp of power and has 160 Nm of peak torque.

Mated to either a five-speed manual or an X-TRONIC CVT gearbox, Nissan claims to have given a peppy drive option in both city as well as highway road conditions.

Nissan claims the new HRA0 engine borrows 'mirror bore cylinder coating' technology from its legendary sports car model - Nissan GT-R. This technology helps reducing resistance inside the powertrain. It also aids in cutting weight, improving heat management and combustion, thus improving the overall efficiency of the engine.

What makes inside cabin of the car more practical is its 10-inch glove box, largest in the segment and high seating posture adds to the stance of the car.

The car has also been fitted with a 8-inch touch infotainment system which is responsive and visible during sunny conditions.

Front, rear and side cameras assist in safe driving while an optional Tech Pack packs in an air purifier, wireless phone charging, ambient lighting and a premium sound system.

Additionally, there are five single-tone and three dual-tone colour options to choose from.

Cut to fuel efficiency, the car gives figures to which most of the Indian buyers are likely to fall. In manual it claims an average of 20kmpl and in CVT option it delivers 17.7 fuel efficiency.