Nissan India has announced a price hike of up to 5% across all its variants. This price hike will be applicable from January 2021 across all the models offered by Nissan and Datsun.
Magnite is the product which could decide the fate of Nissan in India and until now it has received a very positive response. It was launched with an attractive introductory price of INR 4,99,000 and the price for the top-spec goes all the way up till INR 9,59,000 (ex-showroom pan-India) however, the prices will be revised from January 2021. There are a total of 2 engine options; a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine making 72 HP and 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol making 100 HP, which is mated to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission. Currently, there is no diesel option. The claimed fuel efficiency is 20 kmpl for the turbo-manual and 17.7 kmpl for the turbo-CVT.
Nissan has also offered a lot of features in the car like; LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs, a chrome beltline, rear AC vents with chrome finish, quarter glass moulding, pattern film on the dash with gloss black finishers, cruise control, black centre console finish and much more. The Magnite will take on the hotly contested compact SUV segment having the likes of Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and more.
Nissan India is currently offering two models, the Kicks and the Magnite. The Kicks has two engine options 1.3L turbo-petrol and 1.5L naturally aspirated. There are two gearboxes on offer, manual and CVT automatic. The Datsun has three models on sale; the entry segment hatchback Redi-Go which is available with both 0.8L and 1.0L engine with manual and AMT transmission, then the Go in the hatchback segment which has 1.2L engine with manual and CVT and the Go+ in the MPV category having the same powertrain options like the Go.
Nissan had recently announced that it has added 20 sales showroom and 30 service centres across India and thus making a total of 50 touchpoints. This is under the ‘NEXT’ strategy which is aimed at investing more in the India market to grow their total customer count.