Nissan recently commenced road tests of the Terra in Thailand. The new three-row SUV was spied in the country again recently, courtesy Headlightmag.
The Nissan Terra will arrive as the first vehicle from Nissan's frame and LCV division under the Nissan M.O.V.E midterm plan when it bows in China on 12 April. Following China, Thailand will receive the all-new frame SUV, in the second half of the year.
The Nissan Terra is essentially an SUV version of the third generation Nissan Navara. The familiar exterior and interior design reflect how closely it is related to this pickup. The rugged SUV is the successor to the Nissan Paladin, also known as the Nissan Xterra. It measures 4,882 mm in length, 1,850 mm in width and 1,835 mm in height. It has a 2,850 mm wheelbase.
The Chinese-spec Nissan Terra is powered by the QR25 135 kW (184 PS) 2.5L petrol engine. Local Thai reports say that Nissan may offer two engine options: YS23DDT 2.3L turbodiesel and YS23DDTT 2.3L twin-turbo diesel. In the Nissan Navara, the former produces 120 kW (163 PS) and 403 Nm of torque, while the latter develops 140 kW (190 PS) and 450 Nm of torque.
The Nissan Terra could run off from production lines in Samutprakarn where the pickup is made. Nissan will sell the Thai-made Nissan Terra in Indonesia as well. The new three-row SUV could go on sale in India as a direct competitor to the Ford Endeavour, Toyota Fortuner and Isuzu MU-X.
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