Nissan readies two Magnite variants

Nissan Magnite will get AMT on 1.0-litre petrol engine, whereas Kuro is a black edition of the Magnite.

By Satvik Khare, Autocar India calendar 04 Oct 2023 Views icon3056 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Nissan has unveiled two new versions of the Magnite, its only product in India – the Magnite EZ-Shift and the Magnite Kuro edition. The former sees the addition of the automated manual transmission (AMT) to the standard 1.0-litre petrol engine, while the latter is essentially a Black edition for the Magnite

Nissan Magnite Kuro edition: what it gets

The Magnite Kuro gets an all-black treatment inside and out. The exterior of the Kuro edition gets a blacked finish on the grille, grille surrounds, skid plate, roof rails, door handles, alloy wheels and the accents in the headlights. The only non-black items on the exterior are the ‘Nissan’ and ‘Magnite’ badges as well as the red brake calipers.

Magnite Kuro edition gets an all-black interior.

Inside, the roof liner, sun visors, door trims, door handles, steering wheel and AC vent surrounds are black. As the Magnite Kuro edition is based on the higher-spec XV trim, it gets a wireless charger, 360-degree camera, rear AC vents, 8.0-inch touchscreen, six speakers and more.

Nissan mentions that the Magnite will be the official car of the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, with the Kuro edition's launch slated for October 7 to commemorate this. The Magnite Kuro edition will be available with the 72hp, 96Nm, 1.0-litre petrol engine and the 100hp, 160Nm, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. It will get all gearbox options offered on the Magnite.

Nissan Magnite AMT details

The Magnite is currently offered with only one automatic gearbox – the continuously variable transmission (CVT) that's paired with the turbo-petrol engine. Now, Nissan has also introduced the AMT gearbox that will be coupled with the 1.0-litre petrol engine. This AMT gearbox will be available across the entire range – XE, XL, XV and XV Premium.

AMT will be available on all four trims – XE, XL, XV and XV Premium.

Nissan Magnite price and rivals

Bookings for the Magnite Kuro edition opened last month for a token amount of Rs 11,000 and its prices will be announced on October 7. Meanwhile, prices for the Magnite AMT variants will be revealed on October 12. The Magnite currently retails between Rs 6 lakh-10.86 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

The Magnite Kuro edition and Magnite AMT will go head-to-head against the newly launched Renault Kiger Urban Night edition and the Kiger 1.0-litre petrol AMT, respectively. The Magnite also rivals the Hyundai VenueTata NexonKia SonetMahindra XUV300 and the Maruti Suzuki Fronx.

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