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Nissan Magnite: Same Price, Other Options


The Magnite’s pricing puts it in the premium hatchback and sub-4 metre sedan territory, undercutting its traditional rivals by a significant margin

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Nissan India has launched the Magnite at a competitive price of Rs 4.99 lakh to Rs 9.59 lakh (ex-showroom), undercutting all its sub-4 metre rivals by a healthy margin. You can check out our detailed price comparison story here. The Magnite’s pricing, in fact, nudges into the premium hatchback and sub-4 metre sedan segments. So before you sign that cheque, here are a few other options you can consider:

Sub-4 Metre SUVs

Kia Sonet

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Price: Rs 6.71 lakh to Rs 12.99 lakh

The Magnite’s arch-rival, the Kia Sonet, should be on the top of your list if you’re considering the Nissan. The Kia Sonet looks premium while its interior impresses with its quality and a lengthy list of features. You have a wide array of engine options too, including a 1.5-litre diesel engine that comes coupled with a 6-speed torque converter automatic. Its top-end variants don’t come cheap, but the Sonet is worth the stretch over the Magnite. 

Hyundai Venue

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Price: Rs 6.75 lakh to Rs 11.65 lakh

If you want an SUV that’s as capable as the Sonet but with a more sombre design, look no further than the Venue. It comes with almost identical features and even utilises the same engines as the Sonet. However, the Venue doesn’t get the Sonet’s 1.5-litre diesel-AT combination. That said, the turbo-petrol engine is offered with a slick-shifting 6-speed manual gearbox. 

Tata Nexon

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Price: Rs 6.99 lakh to Rs 12.70 lakh

If you want an SUV that prioritises safety over everything else, go for the Nexon. It aced the Global NCAP safety test with a full five star rating. The recent facelift has given it a breath of fresh air. Tata also took the opportunity to add more features with the latest update, making it all the more convincing. Eco-conscious consumers would be happy to know that it also comes in an all-electric option. 

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

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Price: Rs 7.34 lakh to Rs 11.15 lakh

If you’re looking for a no-nonsense SUV, we recommend the tried-and-tested Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Sure, the Maruti looks old in comparison to its rivals, but the Vitara Brezza does everything right. It’s got a decent number of features, a smooth 1.5-litre petrol engine, and it also scores high on reliability. You also have Maruti’s widespread after-sales network to back you up in case of an emergency.

Premium Hatchbacks

The Magnite’s pricing nudges into the premium hatchback segment, which consists of strong players from the house of Tata, Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai. So here are some cars you can consider instead of the Magnite:

Tata Altroz

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Price: Rs 5.44 lakh to Rs 9.09 lakh

Just like the Nexon, Tata’s premium hatchback prioritises safety with a full five star rating in the Global NCAP safety tests. It also comes with a well-appointed cabin and is one of the best looking premium hatchbacks in the market. The lack of an automatic gearbox may come as a disappointment, but Tata will soon launch a turbo-petrol variant. It also rides and handles well, making it quite a fun hatchback to drive. 

Hyundai i20

Price: Rs 6.80 lakh to Rs 11.33 lakh

The new kid on the block ain’t cheap, with the top-spec variant retailing for a whopping Rs 1.74 lakh more than the Magnite. But if you want a premium hatchback that actually feels premium, look no further than the i20. It comes loaded to the brim with features and a buffet of powertrain options. You can also opt for Hyundai’s 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine if you want a fast hatchback!

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

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Price: Rs 5.64 lakh to Rs 8.96 lakh

If you’re looking for a simple and practical premium hatchback, consider the Baleno. Its positives include a decent feature list and a widespread after-sales network. The negatives, on the other hand, are a lack of a diesel engine while the build quality still remains a question mark. That being said, it is a good alternative to the Magnite. 

Sub-4 Metre Sedans

Maruti Dzire

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Price: Rs 5.89 lakh to Rs 8.81 lakh

The Maruti Dzire is the best selling sub-4 metre sedan in the country and you should definitely consider it if you’re looking for a sedan instead of the Magnite. The Dzire, just like other Maruti Suzuki cars, scores high on the peace of mind quotient thanks to Maruti’s widespread after-sales network and reliability. The recent facelift with feature additions and a new Dualjet engine also adds more appeal. 

Honda Amaze

Price: Rs 6.17 lakh to Rs 9.99 lakh 

If you want a sub-4 metre sedan that is as roomy and practical as the Magnite, go with the Honda Amaze. It’s spacious enough for four occupants and comes with a large 420-litre boot. Moreover, the Amaze comes with petrol and diesel engines that can be had with a manual transmission as well as a CVT. The Amaze is indeed a well-rounded package and should be on your consideration list.

These are a few of the models that you should consider before purchasing the Nissan Magnite. Which model here tickles your fancy? Let us know in the comments. 

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