Nissan’s India operations were going through rather turbulent times but then Nissan gave birth to the Magnite. Even in its concept form, the sub-compact SUV looked like it meant business and the Nissan soon revealed its production version. As the hype was building around the Magnite, Nissan landed the final blow in terms of its aggressive pricing. Even after the recent price hike, the Magnite undercuts its rivals by a considerable margin. It was pretty much inevitable then that the sub-compact SUV will garner great response.
In the same wake, it is being reported that a dealership in Andhra Pradesh delivered as much as 36 Nissan Magnite SUVs to customers in a single day!
Kantipudi Nissan, the manufacturer’s authorised dealer for East and West Godavari Districts, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, and Srikakulam Districts, recently organized its ‘Mega delivery drive.’ And as mentioned above, the dealership managed to deliver 36 Magnite SUVs in 1 day – thus setting a new record of sorts for Nissan dealers in India.
In just a month since its launch, it managed to secure around 32,000 plus bookings with a crazy average of 1,000 bookings a day and that inevitably resulted in skyrocketing its waiting period. Two major things that have helped the Magnite massively to gain bookings are the host of features it packs in along with its safety rating and the introductory price at which it was launched. Currently, Nissan has its production facility in Chennai which manufactures both Nissan and Datsun products, which has an output of 5000 units a month. Nissan has to ramp its production to meet the demands otherwise the waiting period is going to further skyrocket. Upon launch, the Magnite’s range started from a very impressive INR 4.99 lakhs which is a proper hatch and C-Sedan range. Hence, a CSUV at such a price point was going to create a ruckus.
Mechanically, it is powered by the same 1.0L naturally aspirated petrol engine that powers the Renault Triber as well which puts out 72PS and 96Nm of peak outputs and is mated to 5-speed Manual transmission. It also gets a 1.0L turbo petrol unit which is good for 100PS and 160Nm of peak outputs, mated to a 5-speed Manual or a CVT unit.