The upcoming Nissan Terrano has to be one of the most awaited cars of recent times and we have already reported enough about the upcoming crossover. We have always felt that it would be nothing short of really interesting to see if the Terrano would be sufficiently potent to become more popular than the Renault Duster, its donor vehicle, and the Ford EcoSport.
The Indian subsidiary of Nissan would India will be unveiling the Terrano in an event at Mumbai today and you can catch the event live HERE:
The soon-to-be-launched Nissan Terrano will be produced at Nissan India’s Chennai facility and while the car is essentially a re-badged Renault Duster, the Terrano will not look exactly similar to its donor car.
As revealed to us by the pics you see here, the Terrano’s front end looks unlike that of the Duster and stays true to the official design sketch that Nissan published earlier. The Terrano’s front fascia will consist of a new bumper, revised headlights and a new front grille.
The car also gets some changes made to the sheet metal on its sides. The Terrano’s sides will boast of a straight crease in the lower half of body, unlike the Duster, which has an inverted-U like crease.
As shown by another official sketch and the latest spy pic, the Terrano will also get a completely revised tailgate, rear bumper and new tail lamps.
It is highly likely that the Terrano would boast of slightly revised interiors. The Terrano’s dashboard could sport rectangular shaped air con vents (vs circular vents on the Duster) and a revised instrument binnacle.
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.”
The upcoming Ford EcoSport and Renault Duster adversary could be promoted as a more ‘premium’ offering than the car it is based on and hence, safely expect it to command a premium of INR 50,000 to 75,000 over the Renault Duster.