Regulars here would know that we recently spent a couple of days testing the new Nissan Terrano in the picturesque Rajasthan, where we drove the car on varied terrains and spent a good time understanding the differences between the new Nissan compact crossover and its donor vehicle, the Renault Duster.
Back during the media drive, we got to hear from some of our sources that the new Nissan Terrano would be launched in India on Ocotber 9.
It may be noted that the pre-bookings for the upcoming compact crossover are underway since Sept 1 and while the prices haven’t been announced yet, Nissan India has stated that the Terrano will have a sub-INR 10 lakhs price tag.
The Terrano, very much like the Duster, will go on sale with two diesel and one petrol engine option. The diesel variants of Terrano get the 1.5-liter oil burner in two states of tune- 85PS and 110PS. The petrol variant is powered by a 1.6 litres engine that has a max power of 104 PS. While the 85 PS Diesel engine and the 104 PS Petrol engine come mated to a 5 speed manual ‘box, the more powerful 110 PS Diesel engine gets a 6 cog unit.
The car will go on sale in three trim levels- XE, XL and XV.
- The XE, which is the entry level variant, will be powered by the 85PS oil burner and will come equipped with a driver side airbag, front and rear power windows and a multi-information display.
- The next variant, the XL, gets gets more safety features such as ABS, EBD and Brake Assist. The car also gets a 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.
Save for the entirely new front fascia and the revised rear end, the car remains largely similar to the Duster. While the front end gets a new grille, bumper, headlights and a slightly revised hood, the rear comes with a a new tailgate, a revised rear bumper and a new set of tail lamps that extend all the way into the tailgate.
On the inside, the interior panels get different faux wood inserts, a set of rectangular air vents at the centre of dashboard, a revised instrument binnacle and a new ‘Nissan-ised’ steering wheel. The car also seems to have got a different audio system interface.
The Terrano will be sold with 6 color options- Pearl White, Blade Silver, Saphire Black, Sterling Grey, Bronze Grey and Fire Red.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the upcoming Nissan Terrano.