It is a pretty well known fact that famous Japanese auto maker Nissan plans to soon launch a new compact crossover that will take on the likes of Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster.
Nissan India has already announced that the upcoming compact crossover will be named as the Terrano and also revealed a sketch of the car’s front end back when it announced the name. Today, Nissan has published another sketch that reveals the rear end styling of the car. As is obvious, the Terrano will be based on the Renault Duster and will be produced at Nissan’s Oragadam Plant.
As can be made out from the sketches that you see here, the Terrano will be slightly different from the Duster and will sport a new front fascia that will consist of a new bumper, revised headlights and a new front grille. The Terrano will also have a new tailgate and a new set of rear taillamps, with half of each taillamp residing on the fifth door.
However, the car is expected to remain unchanged on the inside.
Talking about the exterior styling, it seems that the car will be seen carrying quite some design cues borrowed from the X-Trail and other Nissan SUVs.
President and CEO of Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd, Kenichiro Yomura, said Terrano will play a key role in increasing sales within the Indian market: “I am delighted to reveal both the name and the very first image of what will be a very important model for Nissan.”
“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.”
It won’t be the first time that Nissan will be seen using the Terrano moniker. The carmaker used to sell an SUV named Terrano back in 1993. The Terrano used to sell in several European markets and was also sold as the Ford Maverick in some markets.
It is being said that the Nissan Terrano will be a slightly more premium than the Duster. Hence, the car will also be more expensive than the donor vehicle. The Terrano could be priced around INR 50,000 to 75,000 higher than the Duster. Justifying the higher price tag of the Terrano will be a longer equipment list and maybe a longer warranty period.