Nissan Magnite crosses 50,000-unit production mark at its Chennai plant
Nissan India has rolled out the 50,000th unit of Magnite sub-compact SUV from its Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd (RNAIPL) plant in Chennai. Magnite was the first global product that was launched under the brand's Nissan NEXT transformation plan. The carmaker exports the made-in-India model to 15 global markets.
After being introduced in South Africa and Indonesia last year, the Magnite is now also available in Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Uganda, Kenya, Seychelles, Mozambique, Zambia, Mauritius, Tanzania, and Malawi.
Last month, the Nissan Magnite achieved a four-star safety rating in the adult occupant protection category by Global NCAP. The automaker shared this made-in-India SUV is capable to provide safety through a variety of driving conditions that can range from navigating city traffic to winding hilly slopes.
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Managing Director of Nissan Motor India Rakesh Srivastava said Nissan Magnite was designed to give SUV enthusiasts a premium experience. “Love for Nissan Magnite is phenomenal with it being the most awarded Nissan Vehicle in the Indian market with strong customer demand with more than one lakh plus bookings demonstrating the Nissan’s global SUV DNA and technology," added Srivastava. President of Nissan Motor India Sinan Ozkok shared, “The “Make in India, Make for the World" SUV has been a core model under Nissan’s global transformation strategy."
Nissan Magnite was launched in December 2020 with two petrol engine options, 1.0-litre B4D naturally-aspirated petrol and 1.0-litre HRA0 turbo-petrol. It is also available with a five-speed manual transmission unit and an XTronic CVT gearbox. The car competes with the likes of Kia Sonet, Renault Kiger, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Toyota Urban Cruiser and Mahindra XUV300.