Nissan Terrano Review & First Drive

Nissan Terrano Overview

The Nissan Terrano is an SUV offered by Nissan and comes in one petrol variant and three diesel variants. The petrol engine is a 1.6 litre unit and the diesel engine is a 1.5 litre motor. It comes with a 6 speed manual transmission for both engines and the diesel engine is also paired with an AMT (Automatic Manual Transmission) automatic gearbox. In terms of safety, it comes with Anti lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), driver and passenger side and front impact beams, speed sensing automatic door locks and hazard warning switch. Key features include all power windows, power steering, speed sensing auto door lock, music system with USB, AUX and Bluetooth and front fog lamps. Book a test drive for Terrano in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive

Nissan Terrano

Nissan Terrano Design & Style

The changes to the outside are subtle and could be easily missed even by experienced enthusiasts. The front remains identical with the same Nissan Pathfinder inspired grille with two chunky chrome slats. However, a little tweak to the grille can be seen. The 4-pod designed sharp headlights and the detailed fog lamp styling are also intact. The car’s v-shaped bonnet integrates perfectly with the signature grille.

However, move around and the new thing you will found is the revamped side mirrors which can now be electrically operable. The ORVMs now also feature turn indicators. The side continues to boast the elegant profile with blackened B and C pillar along with the stylish set of 16-inch machined alloy wheels. The roof rails indicate that the car is made for exploring terrains. The rear boasts of similar styling with rear combination tail lamps extending on to the tailgate. The prominent chrome bar sitting atop the number plate looks quite stylish. Overall, the carmaker has provided delicate updates this time around, may be its approach is based on don’t fix if ain’t broken.

Nissan Terrano Cabin & Comfort

The majority of the changes in the 2017 version are given to the cabin. The first difference instantly evident is the new dual toned black and chocolate brown interior theme replacing the earlier beige scheme. The new colour scheme might have been given to hide those dirts and grimes in a better way. Another noticeable aspect or say the most demanding one is the new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The unit is slick to operate with large icons but in terms of resolution display, it is not the best out there. The system also supports navigation along with the facility of USB, Bluetooth, and Aux-in connectivity. The decibels are offered by 4-speakers. Strangely, contemporary features such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay has been conspicuously missed out. Even cars below the segment are offering these features.

The Nissan Terrano comes with a different steering wheel than that of Duster with silver finished inserts lending it a more upmarket feel. But this time around, the carmaker has added audio controls on the steering as well as controls for cruising. The driver gets new foldable armrest while the door pads get soft-touch insert. Moreover, the centrally mounted rear ac vents seen in the earlier model has now been replaced by cupholder. Other additional features in the new model include anti-pinch driver-side window, speed limiter, and one-touch turn indicators. The instrument cluster is redesigned which provides a plethora of information such as fuel efficiency, average speed, distance to empty as well as information on liters consumed which is quite unique.

Besides, the Terrano retains all the positives of the cabin. This includes the spacious interiors with utter comfortable seats and the roominess seems to be complementing the new colour scheme. There is enough room for three passengers at the back while the huge trunk is more than enough to dump those large bags you are carrying for longer journeys. In terms of features, the car remains intact with the air conditioner with pollen filter, rear glass washer, lumbar support, and seat height adjustment, 12V socket at both front and rear passengers, trunk room lamp and reading lamps for rear passengers.

Nissan Terrano Engine & Gearbox

The Nissan Terrano comes with a 1.6 litre petrol engine and a 1.5 litre diesel engine. The diesel engine comes in two states of tune in which it generates 84 hp of power at 3,750 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1,900 rpm while in the other state of tune, it produces 109 hp of power at 3,900 rpm and 248 Nm of torque at 2,250 rpm. The petrol engine makes 103 hp of power at 5,350 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 3,750 rpmThe Nissan Terrano comes with a six speed manual transmission for the diesel engine that has 109 hp of power while the petrol engine and the lower state of tune diesel engine is offered with a 5 speed gearbox. The Nissan Terrano diesel is also available in an AMT.

The Nissan Terrano has an ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of 13.2 kmpl for the petrol variants and 19 kmpl for diesel variant which is acceptable for its segment.The K9K diesel engine is the tried and tested powertrain and known for its good fuel efficiency. The diesel-powered Terrano with manual transmission gives ARAI certified 20.45kmpl while the AMT one delivers 19.61kmpl. The petrol engine on the other hand though not as much fuel efficient as the diesel one, but at 13.24kmpl it is sufficient to make you move effortlessly in and around the city.

Nissan Terrano Ride & Handling

To drive it has everything that you can ask from a Compact SUV in India. It offers a good commanding driving position, you can adjust the seat height and the steering. Nissan offers the AMT in the XV variant and comes with a 1.5-litre dCi engine which produces 108 bhp of max power and 245Nm of peak torque.With the help of sensors, the 6-Speed Advanced Auto Drive does the gear shifts for you resulting in a stress-free drive in city traffic and on open highways. Moreover, it makes you stay in control all the time as both your hands are free to be on the steering wheel. And when you want greater control you can just switch to the clutch free manual transmission on the Terrano.

Nissan Terrano Braking & Safety

In terms of safety, the Nissan Terrano is offered with Anti lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), dual front airbags, speed sensing automatic door locks and hazard warning switch.The braking in the car is above average and the pedal feels a little spongy at high speed. The car comes to halt without any trouble and the capability is far better than SUVs from brands like Mahindra and Tatas. In terms of safety, the carmaker has given dual front airbags as standard fitment across the variants.The higher variants offer ABS with EBD, ESP with Hill Start Assist, reverse parking sensors, impact sensing auto door lock, rear defogger and speed sensing auto door lock among others.

Nissan Terrano Price in New Delhi

Nissan Terrano Ex-Showroom Price in New Delhi ranges from 9,89,669/- (Terrano XL P) to 14,30,353/- (Terrano XV D PRE 110 PS AMT). Get best offers for Nissan Terrano from Nissan Dealers in New Delhi. Check for Terrano price in New Delhi at Carzprice

Nissan Terrano Verdict

Overall, the car is well balanced and you’ll love cruising in it. Only the AMT on the new Terrano is the major change. Design wise it remains exactly the same as the earlier Terrano. There are 14 new features on the AMT version from new leather interiors to ESP and from retractable ORVMs to Hill Assist. These small little features do work and are good additions to the Terrano AMT.

The Terrano now comes with a new driver side armrest, soft-touch plastics on dashboard and doors along with illuminated switches on doors. The luxurious cabin makes you feel at safe and keeps you comfortable.

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