Nissan has confirmed that the Magnite sold in India has scored 4-star safety ratings in ASEAN NCAP crash test. The Nissan Magnite is manufactured at the Japanese carmaker’s Oragdam, Tamil Nadu plant.
In a reply to a tweet the Nissan India’s Twitter handle has confirmed that the Indian made compact SUV is the same as the ones tested by the ASEAN NCAP. The Nissan Magnite scored 4-stars adult safety rating in the ASEAN NCAP.
“Nissan Magnite successfully obtained 39.02 points for the Adult Occupant Protection category, 16.31 points for Child Occupant Protection and 15.28 points for Safety Assist category. The 5-seater SUV is equipped with standard 2 airbags, Electronic Stability Control and Seatbelt Reminder system for both frontal occupants across all its variants. In addition, the model offers ISOFIX and top tether as a standard fitment. Based on the accumulated score from the three assessed categories with 70.60 points, the Nissan Magnite received a 4-Star ASEAN NCAP rating” states the crash-test report.
The Nissan Magnite is built with high strength and impact absorbing efficient body structure, it is equipped with safety features such as Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS), Hill Start Assist (HSA), speed sensing door lock, central locking and SRS dual airbag system with pretension & load limiter seatbelt for driver and passenger.
The Nissan Magnite is available with a 1.0-litre petrol and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The naturally-aspirated petrol engine produces 72 hp and 96 Nm of torque. While, the 1.0-litre turbocharged engine produces 99 hp and 160 Nm of torque. Both engines are available with a 5-speed manual transmission. The 1.0-litre turbocharged engine can be had with a X-TRONIC CVT automatic gearbox.
Nissan Magnite competes with the likes of the Hyundai Venue, the Tata Nexon, the Kia Sonet, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the Toyota Urban Cruiser and the newly launched Renault Kiger. The all-new Magnite is priced at Rs. 5.49 lakh (ex-showroom).