Our friends at Nissan India just told us that the Nissan Terrano Compact SUV would be unveiled in India on August 20.
The eagerly awaited Terrano compact crossover has been spotted testing on numerous occasions and the spy pics of the upcoming Nissan have revealed a fair bit about the Terrano.
Worth mentioning is the fact that it is not for the first time that Nissan is using the Terrano moniker. Nissan earlier sold a SUV named Terrano. The original Terrano was sold in several European car markets and was also known as the Ford Maverick in some countries.
The Nissan Terrano compact SUV though, would have nothing to do with Ford and will be manufactured at Nissan India’s Chennai plant. The car will boast of an exterior styling that won’t be totally similar to that of the Renault Duster.
It may be noted that the styling of the Terrano’s front end remains true to the official sketch that you see at the top of this page. The Terrano will sport a new front fascia that will include a new bumper, revised headlights and a new front grille.
Also visible on close observation of the spy pics (that we have in next page) is a straight crease in the lower half of Terrano’s body. It is hence evident that the carmaker is making changes to the sheet metal. It may be noted that the Duster has an inverted-U like crease.
As revealed in another official sketch, the Terrano will also get a new tailgate, rear bumper and new tail lamps.
Speaking about the styling of the Nissan Terrano, CEO and President of Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd, Kenichiro Yomura, recently commented, “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.”
Another change that we have come to know of is the unlike the Duster, the dashboard of the Terrano will sport rectangular shaped air con vents. The Duster has circular vents for the aircon. The dashboard also gets a differently shaped instrument console.
The upcoming Duster-based Nissan Terrano will be a slightly more ‘premium’ than the car it is based on and will hence, come with a higher price tag. Our guess is that the Terrano could be priced around INR 50,000 to 75,000 higher than the Renault Duster.
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