The soon-to-be-launched Nissan Terrano compact crossover is again in news! The Renault Duster based car has been spotted testing (again!) and it is being said that the car could be launched as soon as in festive season this year.
The Nissan Terrano compact crossover will be produced at Nissan’s Oragadam Plant and would be much more than a product of badge engineering.
Commenting on the styling of the Terrano, President and CEO of Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd, Kenichiro Yomura, has said, “You can see from the sketch that Terrano has a bold and distinctive design that I am confident will appeal to our growing customer base in India, as will its driving performance and range of other features that will be revealed at a later date.”
The Terrano will sport a new front fascia that will include a new bumper, new headlight units and a new front grille. The Terrano will also have a new tailgate and new design motif for the tail lamps.
The styling of the Terrano’s front end remains true to the official sketch that you can see above. Details such as honeycomb treatment for the front grill and basic form of the headlights can be easily made out.
In profile, the car will be seen carrying a straight crease in the lower half of its body. It may be noted that the Duster has an inverted-U like crease. The car also sports different alloy wheels, which would be more stylish than those on Duster, and is likely to come with a new set of taillamps, along with a slightly revised fifth door and a new rear bumper.
On the inside, the car will get a slightly revised dashboard that will come with a revised instrument binnacle, and differently shaped air con vents.
Several industry watchers and auto experts are of the opinion that the Nissan Terrano will be slightly pricier than the Renault offering. The Nissan Terrano could be priced around INR 50,000 to 75,000 higher than the Duster and justifying this higher price tag will be a longer features & equipment list.
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