Nissan Magnite, ever since its launch in late 2020, has stirred the brand's growth by placing value cards among its rivals. The value proposition Magnite has offered to its consumers has been its biggest trump card. On the other hand, we demand that Nissan be more aggressive with the new product offerings in India. But, until that happens, the brand has launched the AMT unit for its N-A engine. However, this would certainly make automatic transmission more accessible to a mass-market audience as it undercuts its rivals by a lakh and more. The prices for the Magnite AMT start at Rs 6.5 lakhs for the base XE trim and go all the way up to Rs 8.90 lakhs for the XV Premium trim. The introductory launch price is valid for the consumers who book the car before November 10.
With the introduction of an AMT gearbox, the Nissan Magnite will now be available with four powertrain options. The 5-speed AMT unit will be available with a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. The N-A engine produces 72 hp of peak power and 96Nm of torque. The ARAI claimed figure for an automatic gearbox is 19.70 km/l, whereas it is 19.35 km/l for a manual one. The other engine option includes a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine that churns out 100hp of power and 152Nm of torque with an automatic gearbox and 160Nm with a manual gearbox. The 1.0-l turbo engine either comes mated with a 5-speed MT or CVT gearbox.
Nissan calls the AMT version EZ-Shift; we have recently driven the car in Chennai. To know more about the car, head to our YouTube channel to watch the video, or click here to read everything about Nissan Magnite AMT.
Nissan Magnite AMT is the most affordable automatic unit in the market. Its sibling - Renault Kiger, gets an AMT for a starting price point of 8.55 lakhs. Exter AMT starts at Rs 8.0 lakhs, whereas Punch's AMT starts at Rs 7.5 lakhs.