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Nissan Bolsters Magnite SUV’s Standard Safety Kit With Hill Assist & Stability Control

The carmaker has made an array of electronic safety systems standard across all variants of the SUV

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  • Magnite now gets stability control, hill assist and tyre-pressure monitoring as standard. 

  • It also gets dual airbags, rear parking sensors and ABS on all variants. 

  • Top-spec variants get a reverse parking camera, 360-degree camera and ISOFIX child seat mounts. 

  • Continues to be powered by 1-litre NA and 1-litre turbo-petrol engines. 

  • These updates should come at a premium of around Rs 20,000 over the respective variants. 

Japanese carmaker Nissan has grand plans for the Indian market, but for now, its lineup is limited to the Magnite and Kicks SUVs. The entry-level Magnite subcompact SUV now gets more safety features as standard, including stability control (ESC), hill start assist and a tyre-pressure monitoring system (TPMS). 

Better standard safety kit 

Earlier, the Nissan Magnite only offered government-mandated safety features on its lower-spec variants, including dual front airbags, ABS and rear parking sensors. Now, the carmaker has made the following higher-spec safety equipment standard on all variants (XE, XL, XV Executive, XV and XV Premium): 

  • Vehicle dynamics control (VDC) 

  • Hill start assist 

  • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) 

  • Traction control system (TCS) 

  • Tyre-pressure monitoring system (TPMS) 

The Nissan Magnite still gets only two airbags (many rivals offer up to four or six airbags), even in the higher-spec variants. Nevertheless, airbags aren’t the end-all of safety and the electronic safety aids mentioned above should make the SUV safer for passengers and help maintain its safety rating in NCAP crash tests. Back in 2021, the Magnite had scored a four-star safety rating in ASEAN NCAP tests. 

Higher-spec variants also get ISOFIX child seat mounts, a rear parking camera, a 360-degree camera and keyless entry and push-button start. 

Nissan Magnite Powertrains 

The Magnite continues with its two engines – a 72PS 1-litre NA petrol unit and a 100PS 1-litre turbo-petrol unit. A five-speed manual transmission is the standard gearbox, and the turbo-petrol engine also gets the option of a CVT automatic. 

These updates will come at a slight premium of around Rs 20,000 over the respective variants, and the revised prices should be announced very soon. The Magnite has a wide range of rivals, including the Renault Kiger, Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and upcoming Maruti Fronx.

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