Nissan India announced today that pre-bookings of the Terrano would commence on the 1st of September, and that its starting price would undercut 10 lakh rupees. The Terrano is a key model in boosting sales of the Japanese brand and very importantly marks its entry into the compact SUV segment.
The Terrano nameplate isn’t a fresh face as it has been around since 1986 through three generations. The design heritage of the fourth generation comes from established models such as the Patrol and Pathfinder. Though the car is based on the Duster platform, Nissan have redone the exterior with newly cast plastic and sheet metal components.
Nissan say that the front-end highlights the company’s ‘V-Motion’ design signature and the headlamps follow a four-pod design. The muscular fenders and sharp creases on the side of the car are inherited from the Duster. The wheels are new 16-inch chrome-coated pieces. Out at the rear, the taillights have been designed to make the car distinctively different from competitors.
Colored roof rails, silver-finished skid plates and a chrome embellished band at the rear set the Terrano completely apart from the Duster.
The interior has more in common with the Duster but differences are plenty. The two-tone dashboard gets aircon vents with chrome surrounds, and a glossy piano black center console. The door handles meanwhile feature dark faux wood inserts. The interior is presented in a light-colored beige.
Nissan have nothing on the powertrain options in the press release, but expect the Duster’s mechanical kit to be carried over.
Nissan Terrano official images
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