The Nissan Terra, which went on sale in Thailand in August this year, has been put on display at the ongoing 2018 Thai Motor Expo. The mid-size SUV is currently available at a starting price of 1,316,000 baht.
While the Nissan Terra is powered by a QR25 2.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine in China and by the YD25 2.5-litre turbocharged diesel motor in the Philippines and Indonesia, the Thai-spec model draws its juice from a Renault-derived YS23 2.3-litre twin-turbocharged diesel mill that is capable of producing a maximum power of 190 PS at 3,750 rpm and a peak torque of 450 Nm from 1,500 to 2,500 rpm. The motor comes mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The Thailand-spec Nissan Terra is available in three variants - V 2WD, VL 2WD and VL 4WD. All the trim levels boast a long list of standard equipment, including automatic LED headlights and daytime running lights, fog lights, 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels, keyless entry, push-button start, dual-zone auto climate control with rear blower control, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and one-touch auto tumble function for the second row of seats. The fully-loaded version also offers a limited-slip differential, an acoustic glass windscreen, leather upholstery, a 5-inch multi-information display, a Kenwood 2-DIN navigation system with a seven-inch touchscreen, six speakers, a reverse camera and a first-in-class digital rear-view mirror.
Safety equipment across trim levels includes 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, electronic stability control, hill-start assist and ISOFIX child seat mounts. The top-spec trim also offers a 360-degree camera with Moving Object Detection (MOD), lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring.
The Nissan Terra could make it to India as the Japanese carmaker intends to launch as many as eight new premium models by 2021. The assault will start with the Nissan Kicks, which will go on sale in January 2019.