Nissan has launched the new Terra for the Asian market. The new Nissan Terra, a body-on-frame SUV designed and built in China is a descendant of the legendary Nissan Patrol and will be available in other Asian markets soon. While the seven-seater Terra can be a potential product for the Indian and Nepalese market, we are yet to have an official confirmation.
The Fortuner-rival Nissan Terra is a tough and rugged looking SUV, equipped with a versatile ladder-frame chassis, reinforced to give it greater rigidity for an authentic off-road drive. It also features a five-link coil spring rear suspension system and rigid rear-wheel axle, ensuring that comfort and convenience aren’t compromised by its strength and durability.
The Nissan Terra measures 4882mm in length, 1850mm in width, 1835mm in height and has a ground clearance of 225mm making it practical for everyday use while minimizing potential damage from rough or uneven roads. The QR25 four-cylinder gasoline engine offers the best acceleration performance in its class, with its 180 horsepower and 251 Nm of torque and partnered with a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. There’s also 6-speed manual transmission variants available. A 4WD system with a differential lock system and Hill Descent Control is available as optional. The Terra also is equipped with Hill Start Assist.
On the front, the Terra gets Nissan’s familiar V-motion grille with boomerang shaped LED headlamps to produce a sharper, more commanding overall appearance. From the front fender, a sleek roofline flows to the rear, where the corresponding boomerang LED tail lights add a modern feel. Completing the vehicle’s exterior are 18-inch alloy wheels with front disc brakes and rear drum brakes.
The Terra gets a spacious interior which can comfortably seat five or seven people (depending upon the variant). Nissan says the SUV has more rear space than any competitor, including a best-in-class loading capacity. The Terra also has an upgraded and enhanced audio and navigation system, allowing users to mirror their smartphones.
In addition to its on- and off-road capabilities, the Nissan Terra offers Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies. Nissan Safety Shield is designed to keep passengers safe with innovative crash avoidance and response technologies, including Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Intelligent Emergency Braking and Seven Airbags.