Nissan Magnite has soared from the starting line with up to 5,000 bookings in the first five days since its launch on December 2. Being the most affordable offering in the subcompact SUV segment may be one of several reasons for the initial rush, and the car’s waiting period has now reportedly increased to at least two months.
Two independent dealer sources in South Delhi confirmed to HT Auto that there is a rush in the showrooms with people coming in to ask about the Magnite. They also highlighted that the waiting period is now at least two months, a testament to the vehicle’s great opening success. Interestingly, however, sources also confirmed that it is the top variants that are primarily chosen, although potential customers specifically ask about what is offered in the base variant found, tantalizingly, at ₹4.99 lakh (introductory, former showroom).
The Magnite introductory price has created quite a stir in the subcompact SUV segment and is below even several premium hatchbacks on the market. An optional tech pack around ₹38,000 looks to include more premium features and is available on most models.
Magnite is Nissan’s massive show of intent in India, a market where it hasn’t been able to make much of a mark despite years of being around. The Japanese automaker is betting big with its latest model, but is aware that it will also have to increase sales and service points. Judging from Magnite’s initial response, the company may also need to increase production capacities to meet demand, which is impressive, also because it is the end of the calendar year, a time when the pace of sales in the automotive industry it tends to slow down. of festive season.