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Nissan Terrano Review: The Next SUV Baby to Watch out in India

The Terrano is expected to range from Rs. 8.5 lakh to Rs. 12.5 lakh.

It's high-time for SUVs. There was a stage, when SUVs were a part of hi-fi citizens. Meanwhile, to own an SUV, buyers need to spend at least Rs. 20 lakh. Yep! That was Mistubushi Pajero. After few years, Tata introduced the Safari, which is regarded as the first SUV in the budget class.



Later, we saw Mahindra coming up with Scorpio, which is huge hit in the market. Still, there was a big gap left for entry level SUVs. And the spot was firstly thumbed by Renault with the launch of the Duster. But to chop off Duster's stake, Ford launched a killer, very affordable though less powerful machine, the EcoSport. As expected, it is getting massive response in the Indian market even in its crisis. And finally, we have the greatest news for all SUV fans across the country that the Terrano is gonna hit India anytime soon.

Nissan Terrano

Variants
The Terrano is available in 5 variants. XE, XL, XL Plus, XV, and XV Premium are they.

XL (Petrol)
The XL model is the lone petrol version of the Terrano. It comes with a 1598cc, 4 Cylinders in-line engine, which generates a max power of 104 Ps @ 5850 rpm and a max torque of 145 Nm @ 3750 rpm. It's engine is coupled with 5-speed manual transmission. By MPFI (Multi Point Injection) fuel system 13 kmpl is the achievable mileage under standard conditions.

Nissan Terrano

XE, XL, XL Plus (Diesel)
All these variants are diesel powered by the same 1461cc,4 Cylinders in-line engine. Boosted up with a gorgeous power of 85 Ps @ 3750 rpm and a stunning torque of 200 Nm @ 1900 rpm, these variants live out to the expectation. It has 5-speed transmission as well. 20.5 kmpl is what offers. Common Rail Direct Injection (dCi Pure Drive) is the fuel system used in the diesel engine.

THP XL/XV/XV Premium
Comes with a 1461cc,4 Cylinders in-line heart that can put up even 110 Ps @ 3900 and a tremendous torque of 248 Nm @ 2250 rpm. Its engine is coupled with 6-speed manual transmission. 19 kmpl is the mileage of this variant using the Common Rail Direct Injection (dCi Pure Drive) fuel system.

Nissan Terrano

Exterior
It's the same Duster if you have a close and keen look onto it. Well, the Japanese manufacturer has designed it very intelligently and fetchingly in order to look like a total different and a freaky machine on road. Yep! The Terrano looks different. It is even sportier than the Duster. There are rich, and posh characters found with it. The firm has redesigned the Terrano. It's seen on the Nissan SUV heritage front grill, sporty and sleek black bezel surround headlight, elegant and sporty combination tail lamps, front and rear bumper, and diamond-cut alloy wheels. And after a full exterior check up we find it's premium and way ahead of the Duster.

Nissan Terrano

Interior
Although it looks pretty rich with the exterior, the firm failed to carry out the richness to the interior cabin. Still, it's pretty handsome. Just remember that the Terrano is only an entry level SUV, nothing much. So, the layouts given on the inertial materials are quiet enough. The firm has a well enhanced installed music system, but unfortunately the steering wheel doesn't have audio controls. This doesn't suit for a current generation vehicle.
There is enough space. Five persons can smoothly travel in it, 2 in front and 3 in the second row. The driver seat can be adjusted as well. The Terrano offers the same boot space of the Duster.

Nissan Terrano

Verdict
The Terrano is rich and hi-fi. It has everything to conquer the Duster. And tt's for sure that the Terrano will be a hit in the coming days in India. The firm has already started its booking. The only stuff to decide its future is its pricing. It's expected that the Terrano will be Rs. 40,000- Rs. 70,000 more expensive than the Duster, and that's of course for its premium touch.

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Last updated on 02-10-2013. Published on 02-10-2013.
Published by Carz4Sale in category Reviews
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Latest Comments

Why are they lauching the same car with two different names? Do they think that we are fools?

Terrano and Duster looks the same. Every kids know this.
By on 02-10-2013
@Raghav...
Nissan didn't request you to buy the Terrano. If anyone wants a better stuff than the Duster, let them buy it. After all what's the problem with you man! :D
By on 03-10-2013

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