Nissan Magnite Red Edition launched, prices start from Rs 7.86 lakh
The Magnite has been responsible for turning around Nissan India’s fortunes, and the Japanese car maker has now given it a special edition to keep it fresh and relevant against its competitors. The Nissan Magnite Red Edition has been launched from Rs 7.86 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards, and it remains mechanically identical to the standard Magnite, but it receives cosmetic tweaks and the same set of equipment as the XV variant, which it is based on. The Magnite Red Edition will be offered in three variants — the XV MT, XV Turbo MT, and the XV Turbo CVT.
As the name suggests, the Magnite Red Edition receives red inserts on certain exterior elements, such as the grille, scuff plates and the front wheel arches. Additionally, it also gets red strips running across the length of the car near the window-line and at the bottom of the doors, along with a new graphic at the upper rear shoulder line, and Red Edition badging at the front shoulder. The 16-inch alloy wheels have been retained, and the tailgate now gets a full-width chrome strip as well. Nissan is offering the Magnite Red Edition in two paint schemes — Onyx Black, and Storm White.
On the inside, things have been spruced up with a dual-tone red and black theme for that added dose of sportiness. Equipment-wise, it retains the same set of features as the standard XV variant, such as the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, reverse parking camera, a 7-inch TFT instrument cluster, hill-start assist, brake assist, traction control, PM2.5 air filter and a push-button start among others.
Under the hood, the same set of 1-litre petrol powertrains have been retained in both nat-asp and turbo guise. The 1-litre naturally-aspirated petrol produces 71bhp and 96Nm of torque and is paired to a five-speed manual. The 1-litre turbo puts out 98.6bhp and 160Nm of torque (152Nm of torque in the CVT), and can be had with both a five-speed manual and a CVT transmission.
The Nissan Magnite continues to rival against the Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Renault Kiger, Kia Sonet, Honda WR-V, and the newly-updated duo of the Hyundai Venue and Maruti Suzuki Brezza. Follow our social handles for more and do tell us which one would you like to pick!