Nissan Terrano is the latest vehicle from the Japanese auto manufacturer in the utility segment market in India. This new vehicle is based on its French sibling model, the Renault Duster, but looks a lot different since Nissan uses its own SUV design philosophy. Having said that we are not ignoring the fact, that Terrano is basically Renault Duster beneath the skin. This product is brought into the fastest growing segment in the Indian market with just not the decent looks and features but also with the platform that’s already made a good base in the market.
The Nissan Terrano has indeed put in a lot of effort to design its exterior so as to have a clear distinguition from the Duster model. Almost every panel on the body including the hood, doors and the tailgate have Nissan signature style on it. The front end of the vehicle has a large grille with lot of chrome plating and trapezoidal strips on either sides of the bold logo. Headlamps that nicely blends into the grille is much sleeker because of the black bezel surround shape given to it. The bonnet gets double crease lines which starts from the front grille and is carried unto the end of the same, this gives the vehicle a more masculine look.
The sides and the rear gets modified sheet metal doors, aluminium brushed door handles, roof rails and a large tail lamp cluster differentiating it clearly from the Duster. Also the side profile is marked with bold lines unlike Duster’s curvy shape. A classy set of diamond cut 16 inch machined alloy wheels, not only gives sturdy looks to the vehicle but also gives immense stability to the same. Dimensionally the Terrano measures 4331mm in length, 1822mm in width and an overall height (including fixed roof rails) of 1671mm.
The interior of Nissan Terrano is much different from that of Duster because of its more premium feel and better finished dashboard. The interiors displays a posh ambiance, which will absolutely dazzle the customers. The top end variants gets seats that are covered with premium leather upholstery, while the other variants might get top quality fabric upholstery. The center fascia of top and mid variants gets defined with glossy piano black color over it, and the remaining variant gets a matt black finish to it. The dashboard design consists of air conditioner vents along with a large and brilliant instrument cluster. To make the interiors look more subtle and classic, Nissan went for dual tone beige and black color scheme. The door trims are also interesting with beige color finish, top quality fabric used and the decorative strip added looks perfect on them. Also the Nissan Terrano has quite a few in-cabin storage spaces as well as map pockets, seat back pockets, cup and bottle holders in the door and in between the front seats, a rear center arm rest with storage and holders is also said to add to comfort level of this SUV.
Coming to the power section of the vehicle, which should be the most sought out area for any SUV, the new Nissan Terrano gets both petrol and diesel engine option. The petrol version will be loaded with a 1.6 litre MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection) engine that is capable of producing 102.6 bhp of power at 5850 rpm and a peak torque of 145 Nm @ 3750 rpm. This engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gear box. On the other hand the diesel version will be available with a 1.5 litre (1461 cc) K9K dCi diesel engine with two power options, one churning out 83.8 bhp and the other one 108.5 bhp of power. This engine can give a peak torque of 248 Nm @ 2250 rpm and is mated to a six speed manual transmission gear box.