Nissan Magnite likely to launch on November 26, say sources
Nissan Magnite subcompact SUV is headed straight to the Indian market and sources suggest that it will likely launch on the November 26. Select Nissan dealerships have also started accepting unofficial pre-bookings at a token amount ranging in between ₹11,000 to ₹25,000. It will sit in the hotly contested subcompact SUV space and will rival the likes of cars such as Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue, and the recently-launched Kia Sonet and Toyota Urban Cruiser.
Nissan has already revealed details on the production-spec Magnite SUV and has confirmed all the details on its variants, engine options, transmission and colour choices.
The car is going to be offered in four grades - XE, XL, XV and XV Premium, and as many as 20 variants. The Sonet rival will be introduced in eight colour options - five single-tone and three dual-tone.
Under the hood, the Magnite will be plonked with two powertrain options - a 1.0-litre B4D dual-VVT and a 1.0-litre HRA0 turbocharged engine. Reports hint that the maximum power output will range between 71 bhp and 98 bhp, while the torque figures would sit between 96 Nm and 160 Nm. The transmission options will include a 5-speed manual unit as well as company's popular X-Tronic CVT box.
Magnite is going to be a very significant product for the company and it is even seen as a make-or-break offering for Nissan in India. The Japanese carmaker is expected to introduce the car in an extremely competitive pricing structure which will be Magnite's biggest weapon against the already established rivals.
Kudos for shortlisting Tiago and not another foil sheet from Korea or Japan.
With this assumptions and 'thinking' we are spoiling a lot of game.
- Vehicle is yet to reach the dealership, but we 'think' the panel will be paper thin
- we still 'think' Maruti is cheap to maintain
- we 'think' skoda service is horrible
- we 'think' Tata cars will lack quality
I have no objection on the above statements based on experience, but this 'thinking' business is something we should refrain from.
You are absolutely right. But there's a small difference. Those people are wrong who just buy a car on someone's recommendation without trying other cars.
I gave my advice and he did all the comparison, took a TD.
But yes I agree with you 100%.
Also a big pseudo SUV at this price point will raise concerns.
Nissan India is expanding its network ahead of the Magnite launch. Sharing press release:
In the run-up to the launch of the all-new Nissan Magnite next month, Nissan India has further strengthened customer-centric services with highly-trained channel partners, an end-to-end digital ecosystem and virtual showroom with vehicle configurator:
The vehicle configurator provides a seamless exterior and interior experience of all grades, powertrain and feature combinations including “tech pack”
End-to-end E-commerce from booking to delivery including finance process
First-in-industry virtual test-drive feature that allows the customer to take a test drive from home on their personal device. This is a unique interactive experience where the customer gets a first-hand experience of being on a test drive of the all-new Nissan Magnite on road with a virtual sales consultant
Furthermore, Nissan India is enhancing its customer connectivity with 30 new service stations and 20 new showrooms across the country. This is in line with the Nissan NEXT strategy to prioritize and invest in the Indian market for sustainable growth.
“Nissan India’s focus is onto improving customers connectivity by providing a seamless journey through these company-owned platforms. We are adapting and adopting the changes in the marketplace to strengthen Nissan’s commitment to the Indian customer on product and service assurances,” said Sinan Ozkok, President, Nissan Motor India.
Nissan India has also introduced ‘Nissan Express Service’ to deliver a quick and comprehensive service experience in just 90-minutes. Nissan will extend the service reach to its customers by conducting “Nissan Service Clinics” in 100+ upcountry locations. Nissan customers may book services and even check costs online through the Nissan Service Cost Calculator via Nissan Service Hub (website) or Nissan Connect, bringing utmost transparency to the process supported by Nissan’s 24/7 Roadside Assistance available in over 1500 cities.*
Keeping health and safety of its customers in mind, Nissan’s ‘Convenience of Doorstep Service’ follows firm standard operating procedures to provide customers with best car service without having to leave their home. Nissan India also offers ‘Pick-up & Drop-off’ services of Nissan cars to and from dealerships which mitigates the risk of infection and minimizes disruptions in the schedule of customers.
“With India gradually becoming a more strategic base for value-added services, Nissan’s new and improved initiatives will underscore our desire to give customers a hassle-free, safe, and satisfying sales and service process that is enhanced by a comprehensive digital ecosystem for discerning customers,” said Rakesh Srivastava, MD, Nissan Motor India.
Nissan Magnite Subcompact SUV Launched In India; Prices Start At ₹ 4.99 Lakh
The long-anticipated Nissan Magnite has finally gone on sale in India, and the new subcompact SUV is priced at ₹ 4.99 lakh to ₹ 9.35 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). These are introductory prices and are valid for customers who book the car before December 31, 2020. The new Magnite is based on the same CMF-A+ platform that underpins the Renault Triber, and also it's the first sub-4 metre SUV from the Japanese carmaker in India. Nissan offers the new Magnite in four key trims - XE, XL, XV and XV Premium, which are further classified into 20 different grades, based on optional features, along with engine and transmission choices.
The cabin of the Nissan Magnite too is quite loaded with features like an 8-inch floating touchscreen display with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 7-inch TFT instrument cluster, automatic AC, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, push-button start, cruise control, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and more. Customers opting for the XV or XV Premium trims will also get to option to add a 'Tech Pack' which will come with add-on features like - wireless charger, air purifier, ambient mood lighting, puddle lamps and high-end speakers from JBL.
They have nailed it with the pricing, and it was expected, as it is the only thing right now for Nissan which can pull in crowd. Suddenly Hyundai Venue and Kia Sonet look grossly overpriced! If I was in the market right now for a vehicle, this would surely have been on top(abeit with due consideration to build quality). Yet it is going to be a tough task to convince people to get to Nissan specially when their showrooms look like this:-
Nissan India is claiming lowest-in-class maintenance cost of Magnite. Sharing an excerpt from Press Release:
Nissan India announces its best ever, lowest-in-class maintenance cost for the all-new Nissan Magnite at just 29 paise/km (for 50,000 kms). Peace of mind comes with a warranty of 2 years (50,000kms) which can be extended for up to 5 years (100,000 kms) at a nominal cost. Nissan is also offering its customers, multiple labour-free services available at all service networks in the country on the Nissan Magnite.
Nissan India has introduced a prepaid maintenance plan known as “Nissan Magnite Care” that allows customers to further save up to 22%*. The plan is applicable for two to five years and is available at all Nissan service networks in the country, with options to choose between the ‘GOLD’ and ‘SILVER’ packages. Gold package covers comprehensive periodic maintenance service and silver package covers basic maintenance service. The maintenance plan is also transferable with ownership change, thus strengthening the residual value for the Big, Bold, Beautiful and Carismatic SUV.
“Nissan as a customer-centric brand, understands the importance of providing unique value-added services to its discerning Indian customers like the online service booking, the online service calculator and a completely enhanced digital ecosystem. The all-new Nissan Magnite comes with over 20 best-in-class and first-in-class features with the Nissan Promise of Lowest cost of maintenance”, said Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India.
The ‘Nissan Service Cost Calculator via Nissan Service Hub (website) or Nissan Connect also brings utmost transparency, customer has the advantage to know the service cost with division of labour and parts in advance and plan the service booking accordingly. Previously, Nissan India launched ‘Nissan Express Service’ to deliver a quick and comprehensive service experience in just 90-minutes at no additional cost to customers. It covers periodic maintenance and quick general repairs. Nissan India also offers ‘Pick-up & Drop-off’ services to and from dealerships which mitigates the risk of infection and minimizes disruptions in the schedule of customers. This customer assurance is supported by Nissan’s 24/7 Roadside Assistance available in over 1500 cities*.