Nissan Magnite which was launched around 2020 and served more or less as a rival of Renault Kiger has made a mark from Nissan India. The hatchback is packed with a powerful engine that is equipped with the techs of the Nissan GT-R. So, to continue further let’s start with this next blog of the Review Series!
On the Point
Magnite is currently available with an HRA0 1.0L 3-cylinder petrol engine which produces a maximum power of 98.63bhp@5000rpm with a torque 152nm@2200-4400rpm. The engine is supported with the transmission of the manual as well as with automatic transmission further in which CVT X-Tronic transmission is supported. Magnite returns a highway mileage to around 18.34kmpl and the overall mileage is somewhere around 17.7kmpl.
For more specs, refer to the Quick specs sheet:
Starting with Magnite get bundled with LED headlamps, LED DRL’s and also the fog lamps pack up LED’s which is kinda unique particularly from the latest cars launching nowadays.
Moreover, the front grille really looks nice with chrome segments embedded within it. The grille also holds a party trick i.e., the front parking camera which is also a unique thing, especially in this segment.
The side profile looks nice with the alloy wheel which holds some flower petal design and also with the SUV finished design language. It also gets body cladding along with the Nissan Magnite badging. The ORVM’s also contains a camera sensor for those 360 degrees parking which is first in the segment from Nissan.
The rear profile has its presence with LED taillamps with halogen indicators and reverse parking lights. The Magnite is written at the centers which also enhances the look of the rear profile. On to the bumper, no fake exhaust is there which is a good thing, and also, the reverse parking camera is placed at the top of the number plate.
Starting with the dashboard, the first thing you’ll notice is that it is clean which means no cuts and creases are there. Simple AC vents can be seen on the topmost side of the dashboard. The central console packs up with every storage space including the wireless charging dock. However, there is no storage space below the front armrest.
The infotainment system is 8 inches in size to what Nissan calls a Flush touchscreen system. The system has got all the connectivities such as Android Auto and Apple Car Play.
On to the driver’s side, the seat is 6 ways adjustable, and the steering wheel along with the handbrake is well wrapped in leather, stitched with white thread. The vehicle packs a cruise control system, controls for the audio system onto the steering wheel. The instrument cluster is all digital with a 7-inch TFT driver-assist display which is packed up with many graphic designs.
The rear seats are also nice with decent headroom, knee room, under thy support. Moreover, the rear seats also get 2 adjustable headrests which look nice too, and also the armrest features twin cupholders along with the mobile holder. The rear passengers also get AC vents along with a standard 12V charging socket. The boot is of decent size (336L) with an adequate amount of space on offer, especially for the segment.
While Nissan Magnite can be seen as the most feature full or the unique package but unfortunately it has got many limitations as well:
- Insulation: The engine insulation is really poor on the Nissan Magnite as the vibrations on idle conditions as well can be felt at every corner of the vehicle. This could be also due to the 3-cylinder engine but still Nissan should have done efforts to at least minimize this problem.
- Steering: The steering is not that great on this vehicle and on higher speeds it will not at all make the driver feel the confidence. This problem should not be accepted from Japanese car as we expect a lot better than this one.
- Reverse Parking Camera: Even if one of the main highlights of the Magnite was its 360 degrees parking camera, but still the reverse parking camera does not feature adaptive guidelines which is kinda disappointing.
- Others: Some other minor mistakes are that the loading lip of the boot is too high and also no auto dimming has been given in IRVM.
Nissan Magnite is a good option under the budget segment as it packs some unique as well as segment first features. Moreover, the Engine performance is exceptionally well and offers decent amount of acceleration. However, the common features which are not talked about at all are really poor on this vehicle i.e., Nissan has made much cost cuttings in the basic features. This thing has reduced the Quality of the Nissan Magnite.
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Credits: All the images have been taken from the official website of Nissan.