Nissan Magnite outsold Renault Kiger in April 2021, both the SUVs are based on the same platform and share the same underpinnings.
- Nissan Magnite registered 2,904 units in April 2021
- Renault sells 2,800 units of Kiger last month
- Both the SUVs comes powered with two engine option – 1.0L NA petrol and 1.0L Turbocharge petrol engine
Nissan finally entered the compact SUV segment last year in December 2020, with its Magnite, and just after few months of time the parent brand Renault also launches their new compact SUV Kiger. The Magnite and Kiger currently is the most affordable SUV in the Indian market and the bests selling model from their respective brands. In the Month of April 2021, Nissan dispatched 2,904 units of Magnite in the domestic market, and yet again becomes the best-selling product from the Nissan portfolio.
On another hand, the parent brand Renault sells 2,800 units of Kiger in April 2021, while there was not much of a difference between the two SUV in terms of sales unit. As for now, Nissan retails Magnite with a starting price of Rs 5.59 lakh for base XE and Rs 10 lakh for top variant XZA. However, Renault retails Kiger with a base price of Rs 5.45 lakh and which goes up to Rs 9.72 lakh for the top-end variant. (All the prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi). As for performance both, the SUVs offered the same powertrain options.
Both the cars offered – 1.0 Litre three-cylinder Naturally aspirated petrol engine, which belts out 72 PS of maximum power and 96 Nm of peak torque. Second 1.0 Litre Three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, that rated at 100 PS of maximum power and 160 Nm of peak torque with 5-Speed MT and 152 Nm with CVT gearbox system. The powertrain comes paired with either 5-speed manual transmission and an optional CVT automatic transmission gearbox system. However, Nissan offers CVT only with a turbocharged engine, while Renault offers CVT with both the engines.