Nissan Terra (Nissan Navara-based SUV) starts testing in Thailand
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Just last week, a report said that Nissan will launch the Nissan Terra in Thailand in the second half of the year. A spy shot published by Headlightmag forum member Eleanor_2666 has revealed that Nissan Terra’s road testing in Thailand has commenced.
The Nissan Terra is an SUV based on the third-gen Nissan Navara pickup truck, which entered production in Thailand in July 2014. Nissan may build the Nissan Terra at this same facility. The mid-size SUV will compete with the Ford Everest (Ford Endeavour), Chevrolet Trailblazer, Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in the Thai market.
The Nissan Terra will go on sale in China first, in April this year. The Chinese-spec version is 4,885 mm long, 1,865 mm wide and 1,835 mm tall. Its wheelbase spans a length of 2,850 mm. Powering the three-row SUV, is the QR25 135 kW (184 PS) 2.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed automatic transmission. Buyers will have an option for a 4WD system in select configurations.
Following the Nissan Kicks this year, Nissan may introduce the Terra in India in 2019, albeit with a different name. The company may import CKD kits of the ladder-frame SUV from Thailand and locally assemble them.
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