Spied - Nissan Terrano caught fully undisguised two days before its premiere

18/08/2013 - 13:11 | ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

Back in February, Nissan disclosed its plan to launch an assault on the SUV market in India. Based on the same platform as the well localized Renault Duster, sketches of the Nissan Terrano were released.

Nissan Terrano front spied

In these images sent to us by our Twitter follower Mrunal Gandhi, fully unclothed Terranos stand in a yard populated by fellow Nissan cars.

Unlike the Pulse and Scala which came with changed bumpers and lights and attracted criticism, the Terrano, thankfully, is individualized with new sheet metal panels. Components such as the lights, bumpers and grille are completely new, and adding to that, the hood, doors and the tailgate are reskinned. Darkened pillars and new alloy wheels can also be seen.

Nissan Terrano rear spied
Windshield glass is carried over but all other elements constituting the rear are different.

At the front, the Terrano resembles larger Nissan SUVs and pickups, whereas the rear fascia will make the Chevrolet Orlando's cheeks go red! The same two engines servicing the Duster, the 1.5-litre dCi and a 1.6-liter petrol, would serve on the Terrano. It remains to be seen if Nissan would offer two tuning states with the diesel motor.

Nissan Terrano spied
Reacting to the criticism of the alliance's lazy rebadging ways, Nissan have reskinned the entire car.

Watch out for the Nissan Terrano in dealerships from October. Expect variants to be about 50k more expensive than the equivalent Duster variants.

Read our earlier stories on the Nissan Terrano

The media unveiling of the Nissan Terrano is to be held on Tuesday. Stay tuned to IndianAutosBlog.com to get all the details.

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