V3Cars reviews all the variants of the new 2020 Nissan Magnite to give a clear idea about which variant should be booked before the car’s official prices are out. The Magnite is going to get powered by a choice of a 1.0-litre normal petrol engine and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, both paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine also gets a CVT type automatic transmission option.
What Is The Price Of The 2020 Nissan Magnite?
TheNissan Magnite’s pricing has leaked out before its official market launch, and it is expected to come with a starting price of Rs 5.50 lakh for its base variant. If the leaked news is really true, then the Magnite will become the cheapest priced SUV in the B2-segment. Infact, this price is comparable with all the hatchback models in the B2-segment.
NISSAN MAGNITE PETROL | LEAKED PRICES
1.0 TURBO MT
1.0 TURBO CVT
Rs 5.50 lakh
Rs 6.25 lakh
Rs 7.25 lakh
Rs 8.15 lakh
Rs 6.75 lakh
Rs 7.75 lakh
Rs 8.65 lakh
Rs 7.65 lakh
Rs 8.65 lakh
Rs 9.55 lakh
What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Nissan Magnite?
The Magnite’s 1.0-litre normal petrol engine has the capability to generate 72PS of maximum power and 96Nm of peak torque. In the B2 SUV segment, this engine offers the least power output, and its power:weight ratio is also the least, even less than the Hyundai Venue 1.2. This engine comes equipped only with a 5-speed manual transmission, and its claimed fuel efficiency is 18.75kmpl.
MAGNITE vs RIVALS
PETROL ENGINE SPECS
72PS @ 6250rpm
100PS @ 5000rpm
100PS @ 5000rpm
83PS @ 6300rpm
120PS @ 6000rpm
83PS @ 6000rpm
120PS @ 6000rpm
96Nm @ 3500rpm
160Nm @ 2800 - 3600rpm
152Nm @ 2200 - 4400rpm
115Nm @ 4200rpm
172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm
114Nm @ 4000rpm
172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm
The Magnite also comes with a more powerful 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, which offers 100PS of maximum power along with 160Nm of peak torque. Despite offering lesser torque output than the Venue turbo, Sonet turbo, Nexon and XUV300, the Magnite turbo has the best in segment torque:weight ratio. The Magnite’s turbo petrol engine also comes with a 5-speed manual transmission, which offers the segment-best claimed fuel efficiency at 20kmpl.
The Magnite turbo also comes with a CVT type automatic transmission option. With the CVT option, this engine generates a little less torque output. Although we haven’t got the opportunity to drive the Magnite yet, but based on the engine specs, the turbo-petrol engine seems to be the better choice for a car of the Magnite’s size.
What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Nissan Magnite?
The Magnite is an SUV that belongs to the B2 segment, and thus, it has a length of around 4 metres. It is almost as wide as the Ford EcoSport, is wider than the Honda WR-V, but is the shortest in the segment. Its wheelbase is as long as that of the Sonet, Venue, Brezza and Nexon, and it offers a better boot space than the XUV300 and Brezza. All the variants of the Magnite come with 16-inch wheels.
The entry-level Magnite XE variant is available only with the normal petrol engine paired with the manual transmission. Apart from all the standard safety features, it also offers manual day/night IRVM, rear defogger and wiper. Some of the key features of the Magnite XE variant include: roof rails, front and rear power windows and front and rear adjustable headrests.
This base variant offers body coloured bumper as well as door handles, but the ORVMs are black. The XE comes with 16-inch wheels milenge, but without wheel covers.
NISSAN MAGNITE XE | FEATURES
Std. Safety Features
Roof Rails (50kg Load Capacity)
Body-coloured Bumpers & Door Handles
Front Seatbelt Pretensioners w/ Load Limiter
Front & Rear Door Pockets
R16 Steel Wheels
Adjustable Front & Rear Headrests
Integrated Roof Spoiler
Rear Wiper & Washer
Front & Rear Power Windows
Front Power Outlet
Vanity Mirror on Passenger’s Sunvisor
Some of the missing features of this variant include: audio system with steering-mounted controls, remote central locking, electrically adjustable ORVMs, height adjustable driver seat and rear AC vents. It’s a good thing that Nissan is offering all-four power windows, front and rear adjustable headrests and rear defogger and wiper in all the variants of the new Magnite.
From the Magnite XL variant onwards, all the 3 powertrain options - 1.0-litre normal petrol engine with manual transmission and 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with manual and CVT type automatic transmission, will be available.
NISSAN MAGNITE PETROL | POWERTRAIN & VARIANTS
1.0 TURBO MT
1.0 TURBO CVT
XV Premium (O)
The XL variant offers some added safety features, such as - remote central locking, speed sensing auto door lock and impact sensing auto door unlock.
This variant offers a basic audio system with steering mounted controls. This variant’s added key functional features include auto AC and electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs. The Magnite XL comes with body-coloured ORVMs and stylish full wheel covers as well.
NISSAN MAGNITE XL | FEATURES OVER XE
Front & Rear Silver Skid Plates
Remote Central Locking
MP3, AM, FM, Aux & Bluetooth
Driver’s Power Window w/ Auto Up-Down
Body Coloured ORVMs w/ Turn Indicators
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
Full Wheel Covers
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs
Silver Inside Door Handles
Glossy Black Finish on Gear Lever (CVT)
Vehicle Stability Management (Turbo)
Rear Armrest (Turbo)
Chrome Door Handles (CVT)
Hill Start Assist (Turbo)
60:40 Rear Seat (Turbo)
Traction Control (Turbo)
Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop (CVT)
Dead Pedal (CVT)
If you choose to buy the Magnite XL variant with the turbo-petrol engine, then you’ll get some additional important safety features, such as ISOFIX, vehicle stability management, hill start assist and traction control. The Turbo version also offers a few additional rear seat focused features like a 60:40 split seat.
If you are considering the turbo petrol engine along with the automatic transmission option, then you will get some more features like chrome door handles and keyless entry with push-button start/stop.
NISSAN MAGNITE XL
TURBO ENGINE SPECIFIC FEATURES
TURBO-CVT SPECIFIC FEATURES
Vehicle Stability Management
Hill Start Assist
Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop
Glossy Black Finish on Gear Lever
60:40 Rear Seat
Chrome Door Handles
The Magnite XL variant covers all the must-have features. Thus, even if you are considering the most affordable variant of the Magnite, we suggest you at least go for the XL variant.
XV & XV(O) Variants
The Magnite XV and XV(O) variants also offer the options of all the 3 powertrains. The XV variant offers some added safety features over the XL variant, that includes - LED fog lamps and rear parking camera. In terms of entertainment features, this variant comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.
The added functional features of the XV variant with all the powertrain options, includes height adjustable driver seat, rear armrest, 60:40 split rear seat and keyless entry with push-button start stop.
As far as style related features are concerned, this variant looks sportier thanks to LED DRLs, 16-inch alloy wheels and TFT MID.
NISSAN MAGNITE XV | FEATURES OVER XL
LED Fog Lamps
8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Rear Parking Camera
Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
Front Seatback Pocket
R16 Machined Alloy Wheels
ISOFIX (non turbo)
Glovebox & Boot Lamps
7-inch TFT MID
Vanity Mirror on Driver’s Sunvisor
Chrome Door Handles (manual)
Rear Armrest (non turbo)
60:40 Rear Seat (non turbo)
Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop (manual)
The Nissan Magnite XV variant also comes with an optional Tech Pack. This XV(O) variant adds features like - wireless charger, air purifier, JBL speakers, illuminated sill plates, ambient lighting and puddle lamps to the package.
NISSAN MAGNITE | TECH PACK
Illuminated Sill Plates
XV Premium & XV Premium (O) Variants
The Magnite’s top-end XV Premium variant also offers all the powertrain options. This variant adds 3 more safety-related features to the overall package of the SUV. These are -- a 360-degree parking camera, tyre pressure monitoring system and LED projector headlamps.
This top variant also adds important functional features such as cruise control, rear AC Vents, front armrest and rear power outlet. Added style related features of the XV Premium variant include seat upholstery with leather and fabric combination, leather wrapped steering and LED turn indicators. It is worth noting that like the XV variant, the XV Premium variant also gets an Optional Tech Pack.
NISSAN MAGNITE XV PREMIUM / (O) | FEATURES OVER XV /(O)
360-degree Parking Camera
LED Turn Indicators
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
Rear AC Vents
Fabric + Leather Upholstery
LED Bi-projector Headlamps
Front Armrest w/ Leather Finish
Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel & Parking Brake
Rear Power Outlet
Which Variant Of The New 2020 Nissan Magnite Should You Buy
Among all the variants of the new 2020 Nissan Magnite, the XL variant mostly offers all the basic features. So, we would recommend all the prospective buyers of the Magnite to at least book the XL variant over the base variant, while finally deciding on which variant to go for based on the prices, when the final prices are announced.
If we consider the leaked prices to be the actual pricing, then the XV variant will be a sensible choice based on value. According to us, only after the final prices are announced officially, based on the features as well as value, you should decide whether to go for the XL or any variants above it.
What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Nissan Magnite?
Nissan is offering 4 monotone exterior colour options on the new Magnite, namely -- Silver, Brown, Black and White.
The Magnite XV and XV Premium variants will be available in 4 dual tone colour options apart from the monotone shades. These are -- Black roof with Red, Deep Maroon and Pearl White, and White roof with Blue. The base XE variant will be available for sale only in the Silver and White colour options, while the XL variant will get only Silver, White and Brown colour options.
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