The Renault Duster is a car that shares a striking resemblance with the Nissan Terrano, this has been affecting the overall sales of the Terrano bringing the monthly sales down to just 122 units. This has caused the production of the Terrano to halt at the Renault-Nissan Alliance facility that is located in Orgadam, Chennai. The Nissan Terrano was available for a price range of Rs. 10 lakhs – Rs. 14 lakhs depending on the choice of variant, since its launch in 2013 the Terrano received a very good response with dealerships registering 6,000 bookings a month post its launch. In its last facelift the Terrano received new L-shaped LED DRLs, ORVM mounted turn indicators and a Sandstone Brown exterior paint job, sadly these updates didn’t stand the test of time and the competition has been offering more for the same price.
The Terrano SUV was available with a petrol and diesel engine option, while the 1.6-litre K4M petrol motor produced 103 bhp @ 5,850 rpm and 148 Nm of torque @ 3,750 rpm. The 1.5-litre diesel K9K motor, on the other hand, could be had in two states of tunes depending on the selected variant. While the XE and XL variant produced 83 bhp of power @ 3,750 rpm and 200 Nm of torque @ 1,900 rpm, while being available with a 5-speed manual transmission. However, the top end XV variant made a higher 108 bhp of power @ 3,900 rpm and 245 Nm of torque @ 3,750 rpm, while being available with either a 6-speed AMT or manual transmission. We suspect that Nissan is due to discontinue the Terrano and replace it with its upcoming Kicks SUV.
The Kicks will share a similar B0 platform with the Terrano which is a low-cost platform that allows Nissan to bring down the cost of production and use the same motors as the Renault Duster. The engine options include a 1.5-litre K9K diesel motor (Available with both a 6-speed AMT or MT option) and a 1.5-litre H4K petrol motor (Available with a 5-speed MT or a CVT transmission option).