Nissan is finally tasting success

The brand’s compact SUV, Magnite, is doing very well.

Launched as the most-affordable sub-compact SUV at the time, Nissan has received around78,000 cumulative customer bookings so far. Magnite is being exported to 15 countriesfrom the production facility in Chennai, and 42,000 units have been made so far.

The first global product to launch under the Nissan NEXT transformation plan, Magnite was launched with two petrol engine options - 1.0-litre B4D naturally-aspirated petrol and 1.0-litre HRA0 turbo-petrol. There is also a five-speed manual transmission unit and a much-acclaimed XTronic CVT gearbox on offer.

At present, Nissan Magnite is being exported to countries in the South Asia and Africaregion which include Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Uganda, Kenya, Seychelles, Zambia,Mauritius, among others.

In India, the Magnite competes in the bustling compact SUV segment with competition fromKia Sonet, Renault Kiger, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Toyota Urban Cruiser,Mahindra XUV300, among others.