The Magnite is currently available in over 15 countries and has over one lakh reservations worldwide.
Nissan’s Oragadam plant near Chennai has produced the 50,000th unit of its Magnite SUV. The made-in-India Magnite SUV, Nissan’s turn-around product for our market, is currently sold not only locally but also in over 15 global markets.
- Nissan Magnite reaches 50,000th unit milestone
- SUV is sold in over 15 markets globally
- Comes with a 1.0-litre engine with two power outputs
The Magnite first went on sale in December 2020, and thanks to its aggressive starting price of Rs 4.99 lakh, the SUV has been instrumental in increasing footfall at Nissan showrooms since its launch. The SUV is available with a 72-horsepower 1.0-litre NA petrol engine or a 100-horsepower 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. For both engine options, a 5-speed manual is available, as well as a CVT for the petrol automatic.
The Oragadam plant of the Renault-Nissan alliance is the mother plant for Magnite, as well as its Renault sibling, the Kiger, for India and export markets. Waiting times for the Magnite have been steadily increasing, and some variants now have wait times of up to four months, depending on availability.
According to Nissan India, the SUV has received more than one lakh reservations worldwide. The Magnite also has a four-star Global NCAP rating and a decent feature list to add to its safety credentials.
Nissan Magnite’s Indian Competitors
In the Indian market, the Magnite competes against the Renault Kiger, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, and Toyota Urban Cruiser.
Magnite is Being Worked on in Three Rows
Nissan is working on a three-row version of the Mangnite SUV, as we previously reported. The model will be produced alongside the standard Magnite in India, and it will be sold locally as well as in markets such as Indonesia, where three-row SUVs and hatchbacks are very popular. For the Indonesian domestic market, the Kia Sonet, which is also made in India for markets such as Indonesia, has a similar seating layout.