Nissan's latest offering in India - Magnite SUV – has garnered a lot of attention as it has passed its first major crash test at the ASEAN NCAP rather comfortably. The SUV secured a four-star rating at the crash test that took place two days ago.
The results of the crash test was shared by the ASEAN NCAP and a statement was issued which said, "The New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) had recently performed an assessment on the model Nissan Magnite, the second assessed model under the Nissan brand in year 2020. Based on the overall score, ASEAN NCAP is pleased to announce that the new Nissan Magnite had successfully obtained 4-Star ASEAN NCAP rating in the assessment. Details of the results will be released soon."
With Magnite, Nissan is planning to flex its muscle in India as this is market where it has been not been able to make its mark despite it being present here. The Japanese car maker is hinging its bets with its latest offering, but they are aware that they will have to ramp up sales and service outlets.
Nissan Magnite went on sale in the Indian market earlier this month at ₹4.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). With this, the Japanese carmaker has generated quite a buzz around its Kia Sonet rival in India. Recently, the firm announced that it has received over 15,000 bookings for the new car.
The Magnite SUV sources draws it power from a 1.0-litre petrol engine and it will be available in both naturally aspirated as well as turbocharged versions. As far as the transmission options are concerned, the SUV comes with a five-speed manual as well as a CVT unit.