Indian car buyers who are eyeing to expand their garage are getting more and more conscious of the safety rating of their potential buy. Thanks to the vigilance of Global NCAP, several cars which are running on our streets are now being tested for their safety. In the latest report published by the authority, Nissan India’s star kid Magnite has passed the test with flying colours. The made-in-India Magnite scored a 4-star rating in the adult occupation protection test.

The Magnite has proved itself to be a runaway success for the manufacturer since the time it was launched in 2020. Its affordable price tag bombarded the segment and resulted in the utter annihilation of its rivals. Its lengthy features list, attractive styling and good packaging have also contributed to its popularity. Potential buyers of the Magnite have been closely watching the space for its safety rating and needless to say, they will be flocking the showrooms now that its safety rating is finally out!

Nissan Magnite scored an impressive 11.85 points out of a possible 17. However, when it comes to child occupation protection test, the results weren’t that optimistic. After the test was concluded, testers rated the Magnite’s bodyshell and footwell area as stable. On the other hand, the protection provided to the driver’s chest and knees was marginal. Since we are getting more and more attentive towards the safety quotient of the cars that we drive, Nissan Magnite’s safety rating will boost its popularity even more.

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The Magnite continues to get powered by an existing 100PS 1-litre turbo-petrol and 72PS 1-litre naturally aspirated petrol engines. While both the mills get a 5-speed manual as standard, the turbo can also be had with a CVT. The Magnite can be had in five trims – XE, XL, XV Executive, XV, XV Premium. Prices for the Magnite currently hover between Rs 5.75 lakh-10.36 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).