Nissan India will launch its first ever compact crossover, the Terrano, in the fast growing SUV/crossover segment tomorrow. Regulars here would remember that we recently spent a few days testing the new car on varied road conditions and here is what our experts have to say about the upcoming crossover-
Bookings for the upcoming car have been underway since Sept 1 and can be made at any Nissan India dealership for an amount of INR 50000.
Our sources have informed us that the diesel variant of the Terrano would have a waiting period of up to 45 days right from the day it enters the Indian car market. Also, our sources told us that while Nissan India has promised as sub-INR 10 lakhs price for the top end diesel variant, the same would have an on road price of almost INR 11 lakhs, on-road in Pune.
As we have been saying, the Nisann Terrano will be available with two diesel and one petrol engine option.
Powering the diesel variant will be the same 1.5 litres K9K diesel motor that powers the Renault Duster. For the Terrano too, this motor will be available in two states of tune- 85PS and 110PS. Powering the petrol variant will be a 1.6 litre normally aspirated four pot motor with a max power of 104 PS. It may be noted that the 85PS diesel and the 104PS petrol motors will be mated to a 5 speed manual ‘box. The 110PS diesel though, will come with a 6 speed manual transmission.
The car will go on sale in three trim levels- XE, XL and XV.
- The Base variant (XE) will be powered by the 85PS diesel engine and will boast of features like a driver side airbag, power windows at front and rear and a multi-information display.
- The XL (mid variant) will come with more features such as ABS, EBD and Brake Assist, music system and foglights. XL can be bought with any of the two diesel engines. The XL is also available with the 1.6 litre petrol engine option.
- The flagship variant, the XV, will come with only the 110PS engine and will be equipped with dual airbags, ABS, EBD, 16-inch alloy wheels, reverse parking sensors, rear AC and leather seats.
Going by the kind of response Nissan Terrano has been getting even before the official launch, it would be safe to predict that the Renault Duster and the Ford EcoSport could have to sail through some rough waters ahead.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the Nissan Terrano launch.