New 2020 Nissan Magnite Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

New 2020 Nissan Magnite Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

V3Cars reviews all the variants of the new 2020 Nissan Magnite to give a clear idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The Magnite is available with 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.

 

New 2020 Nissan Magnite

What Is The Price Of The 2020 Nissan Magnite?

The Nissan Magnite’s price range starts at around Rs 4.99 lakh for its base variant. This makes the Magnite the cheapest priced SUV in the B2-segment. Infact, this price is comparable with hatchbacks in the B1- and B2-segment. Nissan Magnite Turbo petrol price starts at Rs. 6.99 lakh and top XV Premium turbo petrol variant is priced at Rs. 8.45 lakh. Magnite is also available with CVT type automatic transmission and its prices start from Rs. 7.89 lakh. Check out Magnite prices in the table below:

NISSAN MAGNITE | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI

Variant

1.0MT

1.0 TURBO MT

1.0 TURBO CVT

XE

Rs 4.99 lakh

--

--

XL

Rs 5.99 lakh

Rs 6.99 lakh

Rs 7.89 lakh

XV

Rs 6.68 lakh

Rs 7.68 lakh

Rs 8.58 lakh

XV Premium

Rs 7.55 lakh

Rs 8.45 lakh

Rs 9.35 lakh


In the below table you can see the price difference between Magnite petrol and turbo-petrol engine with manual transmission. Magnite XL and XV variants have a price difference of Rs 1 lakh and XV Premium Turbo is Rs 90,000 more expensive than the XV premium normal petrol. The difference between the normal petrol and turbo-petrol engine is on the higher side.

NISSAN MAGNITE | PRICE COMPARISON

Variant

1.0MT

Difference

1.0TURBO MT

XE

Rs 4.99 lakh

--

--

XL

Rs 5.99 lakh

Rs 1,00,000

Rs 6.99 lakh

XV

Rs 6.68 lakh

Rs 1,00,000

Rs 7.68 lakh

XV Premium

Rs 7.55 lakh

Rs 90,000

Rs 8.45 lakh


Upgrade from Magnite turbo manual to automatic transmission will cost Rs 90,000, for all the available variants and this upgrade cost is reasonable. In the below table, you can see the price difference between manual and automatic variants. 

NISSAN MAGNITE | PRICE COMPARISON

Variant

1.0TURBO MT

Difference

1.0TURBO CVT

XE

--

--

--

XL

Rs 6.99 lakh

Rs 90,000

Rs 7.89 lakh

XV

Rs 7.68 lakh

Rs 90,000

Rs 8.58 lakh

XV Premium

Rs 8.45 lakh

Rs 90,000

Rs 9.35 lakh


Magnite prices are introductory and are valid only till 31st December 2020 and we expect these prices to increase in Jan 2021.

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

 

Magnite

Sonet

Venue

Displacement

1.0L

1.0L, Turbo

1.0L, Turbo

1.2L

1.0L, Turbo

1.2L

1.0L, Turbo

Cylinder

3

3

3

4

3

4

3

Cubic Capacity

999cc

999cc

999cc

1197cc

998cc

1197cc

998cc

Maximum Power

72PS @ 6250rpm

100PS @ 5000rpm

100PS @ 5000rpm

83PS @ 6300rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

76.68PS/t

98.62PS/t

96.25PS/t

NA

NA

76.78PS/t

103.99PS/t

Peak Torque

96Nm @ 3500rpm

160Nm @ 2800 - 3600rpm

152Nm @ 2200 - 4400rpm

115Nm @ 4200rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

114Nm @ 4000rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

Torque:Weight

102.24Nm/t

157.79Nm/t

146.29Nm/t

NA

NA

105.46Nm/t

149.05Nm/t

Manual

Transmission

5MT

5MT

--

5MT

6ACMT

5MT

6MT/6ACMT

Manual

Claimed FE

18.75kmpl

20kmpl

--

18.4kmpl

18.2kmpl

17.27kmpl

18.07kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

--

--

CVT

--

7DCT

--

7DCT

Automatic

Claimed FE

--

--

17.7kmpl

--

18.3kmpl

--

17.99kmpl


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. 

Also Read - Nissan Magnite Specifications - Engine, Power, Transmission & Mileage

The Magnite turbo also comes with a CVT type automatic transmission option. With the CVT option, this engine generates a little less torque output. 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. 

MAGNITE vs RIVALS

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Magnite

Sonet

Venue

WR-V

Brezza

Nexon

EcoSport

XUV300

Length

3994mm

3995mm

3995mm

3999mm

3995mm

3993mm

3998mm

3995mm

Width

1758mm

1790mm

1770mm

1734mm

1790mm

1811mm

1765mm

1821mm

Height

1572mm

1647mm

1605mm

1601mm

1640mm

1606mm

1647mm

1627mm

Wheelbase

2500mm

2500mm

2500mm

2555mm

2500mm

2498mm

2519mm

2600mm

Boot Space

336-lt

392-lt

350-lt

363-lt

328-lt

350-lt

352-lt

257-lt

Ground Clearance

205mm

205mm

190mm

188mm

200mm

209mm

200mm

180mm

Fuel Tank

40-lt

45-lt

45-lt

40-lt

48-lt

44-lt

52-lt

42-lt

Tyre Size (Base)

195/60 R16

195/65 R15

195/65 R15

195/60 R16

205/60 R16

195/60 R16

195/65 R15

205/65 R16

Tyre Size (Top)

195/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

195/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/55 R17


Nissan Magnite Variant-wise Features

XE Variant

The entry-level Magnite XE variant is available only with the normal petrol engine paired with the manual transmission. Magnite XE is priced at Rs. 4.99 lakh. 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

Safety

Functional

Style

Std. Safety Features

Roof Rails (50kg Load Capacity)

Body-coloured Bumpers & Door Handles

Front Seatbelt Pretensioners w/ Load Limiter

Tinted Glasses

Black ORVMs

Anti-roll Bar

Front & Rear Door Pockets

R16 Steel Wheels

Rear Defogger

Adjustable Front & Rear Headrests

Integrated Roof Spoiler

Rear Wiper & Washer

Front & Rear Power Windows

Fabric Upholstery

Day/night IRVM

Tilt Steering

MID

 

Front Power Outlet

 
 

Vanity Mirror on Passenger’s Sunvisor

 


Some of the missing features of this variant include: wheel covers, 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. Magnite XE is worth buying if you’re looking for a basic B2-segment SUV, or entry-level variant of any car in the price range.

XL Variant

The Magnite XL is Rs 100,000 more expensive than the XE variant.

NISSAN MAGNITE | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | NOV 2020

XE

DIFFERENCE

XL

DIFFERENCE

XL TURBO

Rs 4,99,000

Rs 1,00,000

Rs 5,99,000

Rs 1,00,000

Rs 6,99,000


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

Variant

1.0MT

1.0 TURBO MT

1.0 TURBO CVT

XE

?

?

?

XL

?

?

?

XV

?

?

?

XV(O)

?

?

?

XV Premium

?

?

?

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

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Anti-theft Alarm

Audio System

USB Charger

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

Steering-mounted Controls

Auto AC

Full Wheel Covers

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

4 Speakers

Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs

Silver Inside Door Handles

ISOFIX (Turbo)

2 Tweeters

Parcel Tray

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. 

Also Read - Nissan Magnite Ground Clearance, Boot Space, Dimensions and Tyre Size

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

ISOFIX

Traction Control

Rear Armrest

60:40 Rear Seat

Dead Pedal

Chrome Door Handles


The Magnite XL variant covers all the must-have features, however, we won’t recommend this variant with either of the engines.

XV & XV(O) Variants 

The Magnite XV is around Rs 70,000 more expensive than the XL variant, and this is true in case of all three powertrains.

NISSAN MAGNITE | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | NOV 2020

 

XL

DIFFERENCE

XV

1.0MT

Rs 5,99,000

Rs 69,000

Rs 6,68,000

1.0 Turbo-MT

Rs 6,99,000

Rs 69,000

Rs 7,68,000

1.0 Turbo-CVT

Rs 7,89,000

Rs 69,000

Rs 8,58,000


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

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

LED Fog Lamps

8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

LED DRLs

Rear Parking Camera

Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Front Seatback Pocket

R16 Machined Alloy Wheels

ISOFIX (non turbo)

Voice Recognition

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 at the cost of Rs 38,698, which is reasonable.

NISSAN MAGNITE | TECH PACK

Wireless Charger

Air Purifier

JBL Speakers

Ambient Lighting

Puddle Lamps

Illuminated Sill Plates

     


We would recommend XV variant whole-heartedly to buyers planning to buy the Magnite turbo. The incremental price of this variant makes it a value-for-money upgrade over not just the XL variant, but XV variant as well.

XV Premium & XV Premium (O) Variants 

The Magnite XV Premium is around Rs 80,000 - Rs. 90,000 more expensive than the XV variant, and this top end variant is also offered with all three powertrains.

NISSAN MAGNITE | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | NOV 2020

 

XV

DIFFERENCE

XV Premium

1.0MT

Rs 6,68,000

Rs 87,000

Rs 7,55,000

1.0 Turbo-MT

Rs 7,68,000

Rs 77,000

Rs 8,45,000

1.0 Turbo-CVT

Rs 8,58,000

Rs 77,000

Rs 9,35,000


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.

XV Premium variant justifies its upgrade cost over XV, however it doesn’t get any must-have features. So we’d suggest you to decide for yourself whether you would like to upgrade to this variant or not.

NISSAN MAGNITE XV PREMIUM / (O) | FEATURES OVER XV /(O)

Safety

Functional

Style

360-degree Parking Camera

Cruise Control

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 

NISSAN MAGNITE 1.0 | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

XE

Rank 1

Rs 4,99,000

Suitable for budget buyers

XL

Rank 3

Rs 5,99,000

Not recommended

XV

Rank 1

Rs 6,68,000

Top recommended

XV Pre

Rank 2

Rs 7,55,000

Buyers’ discretion


Magnite XE is aggressively priced, so much so that it has in it to compete against entry-level variants of B1-segment hatchbacks as well. And it does include a host of must-have features too. So budget buyers who’re planning to buy a basic car can certainly plan to go for the Magnite XE. It will be a good idea to retrofit features like wheel covers, audio system and central locking in this variant.

XV is a suitable upgrade from XE variant, however, we’d recommend you buy the higher variants with the turbo-petrol engine only, for a better ownership experience. 

NISSAN MAGNITE TURBO | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price - MT

Price - CVT

Recommendation

XL

Rank 3

Rs 6,99,000

Rs 7,89,000

Not recommended

XV

Rank 1

Rs 7,68,000

Rs 8,58,000

Top recommended

XV Pre

Rank 2

Rs 8,45,000

Rs 9,35,000

Buyers’ discretion


There are three variants on offer with the turbo-petrol engine. Between these three, XV is our top recommended variant. It gets features like touchscreen infotainment system with rear parking camera, height adjustable driver seat, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs aur keyless entry w/ push-button start/stop -- these would take your ownership experience to the next level vis-a-vis XL variant.

With this powertrain, buyers can opt for the top-spec XV Premium variant as well if they find the features useful according to their usage. The additional features on offer on the XV Premium variant are primarily good-to-have features, but justify their value over the lower XV variant. This outcome is valid for buyers who plan to buy the turbo-petrol-CVT powertrain as well.

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he's mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He's usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars editorial team.

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