Car Expert, Editor at 91Wheels
22 Nov 2020
Nissan Magnite is scheduled to get launched on 2nd December and we anticipate really competitive pricing. We have already driven the Magnite at the official drive event and we were actually impressed with the efforts Nissan has put. The Nissan Magnite is available in two engine options and the turbo one is our pick. Want to know how fast the turbo petrol? Is the CVT faster than the Manual? We have measured the 0-100 and kick down performance of the Nissan Magnite to answer just that!
We drove both the turbo 5-speed manual and CVT at the drive event and it was the CVT which impressed us the most. If you want to know our thoughts, check out our review by clicking here. Moving further, talking about the turbo CVT first, it clocked 0-60 km/h time of 5.9 seconds and 0-100 km/h time of 12.8 seconds. The turbo manual, on the other hand, clocked 0-60 km/h time of 5.1 seconds and 0-100 km/h time of 12.1 seconds.
So the turbo manual of the Nissan Magnite is faster than the turbo CVT. However, the margin between the two isn't that much - even lesser than a second. Given the supreme convenience the X-Tronic CVT from Nissan offers, the acceleration is very brisk and impressive. It is worth noting that the CVT model gets 152 Nm of torque which is lesser than the 160 Nm we get in the turbo manual.
Also, in the video, you can see that the kick down acceleration in the CVT is much better than the turbo manual. The RPMs climb up much faster when compared to the manual and gives a strong surge of torque tp move things further. Nissan has indeed done a fantastic tuning with the CVT which results in amazing part-throttle responses. In conclusion, the 0-100 and kick down performance of the Nissan Magnite is great, if not the best in its segment.
As this was only the first drive, the test we did were not that extensive. Worry not, we will get our hands back on the Magnite and come with in-depth and extensive testing for you. Till then, stay tuned and become a part of interesting automotive discussions, join our Whatsapp group here