Nissan Terrano Review & Test Drive

Nissan Terrano Test Drive in Bangalore

Nissan Terrano Overview

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Nissan Terrano is a smart and practical compact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) that owes its origin to its French cousin, the Renault Duster. But visually, there are many points of distinction. Barring the rear fender and the roof, none of Terrano’s body panels are identical to those of the Duster. It stays true to its Nissan DNA by a generous display of chrome on the grille and trapezoid chrome strips on either side of a bold Nissan logo. The other notable differences prima facie are the aluminium-brushed door handles, roof rails and the large tail lamp cluster which fleshes up the rear much more than that of the Duster. The fender at the back is a feature that both share and this coupled with the flared wheel arches gives it a domineering SUV appeal.For more information on Nissan Terrano  check Seepennywork

The creases on the bonnet start from the front grille, which also has a silver bash-plate on the other side adding to the overall masculine look. Its design is quite similar to that of the new X-Trail and Pathfinder. Nissan Terrano has entered one of the fastest growing automobile segments with not only impeccable looks and features, but also with one of the most dependable platforms. Terrano is available in both Petrol and Diesel versions. There are 6 colours available in all variants of Nissan Terrano – Pearl White, Sapphire Black, Bronze Grey, Fire Red, Sterling Grey and Blade Silver.

Nissan Terrano Exterior & Look

The improvements and changes, however, are very few; on the outside, you might miss them entirely. The side mirrors are redesigned and made electrically retractable, and now feature integrated turn signal indicators. The Terrano also features new badging on the A-pillar, beneath the side mirrors, that indicate the variant. That aside, the car is unchanged from the pre-facelift model –­ the chrome fog lamp surrounds, daytime running lamps and side-step fitted on the car pictured above are optional accessories.

Nissan Terrano Interior & Comfort

However, once you open the doors, you’ll see where a majority of the change has taken place. The first difference you’ll identify is the new black/chocolate brown interior colour scheme. Whether you like it or not is a personal thing, but this colour scheme will definitely hide dirt and grime better than the usual bevy of beiges. The focal point of the cabin lies in the new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment display. The unit is relatively simple and easy to use thanks to large icons. However, closer inspection will reveal it’s not the highest resolution display out there.View offers on Nissan Terrano in Chennai at Autozhop.

The remaining changes in the cabin include a new retractable armrest for the driver, steering-mounted audio controls and the addition of cruise control. The single, centrally mounted rear aircon vent has been replaced for a cupholder, and there’s a new soft-touch insert in the door pad. It’s a nice touch, but I’d have preferred if Nissan had added the soft material to hard plastic section where the elbow tends to rest.

Nissan Terrano Engine & Gearbox

Mechanically, the 2017 Terrano, as mentioned before, is unchanged. It is powered by the 1.5-litre DCi diesel engine as before and is available in two states of tune – 85hp and 110hp. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission for the 85hp variant, and a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed AMT gearbox for the 110hp. The car pictured above is the 110hp Terrano with the AMT gearbox. This variant now gets Hill Assist Control to prevent the car from sliding back on inclines. Read our review of the 2016 Terrano AMT for driving impressions here.

The Terrano is also available with a 104hp, 1.6-litre petrol engine mated to a five-speed gearbox only.The mileage quotient ranks very highly of the preference list of the Indian population and the Nissan Terrano impresses on this front. The 1.5-liter Diesel engine with 108.5bhp of power output registers a mileage of 19kmpl, while the same engine with 83.8bhp of power output produces an impeccable mileage of 20.5kmpl. The 1.6-liter Petrol engine gives a mileage of 13.2 kmpl and these statistics make Terrano a fuel-efficient SUV.

Nissan Terrano Driving Dynamics

The diesel engine takes 12 seconds to cross the 100 kmph mark and slates a top speed figure of 175kmph. On the other end, the Petrol version attains a top speed of 165 kmph and takes 10 seconds to cross the 100 kmph mark from standstill.Both engines are incredible performers and thus Terrano doesn’t feel sluggish at any given moment. The Nissan Terrano line-up has both Petrol and Diesel engine based versions. The Petrol engine is a 1.6-litre Multi Point Fuel Injection (MPFI) based engine, which is coded as 1.6K4M. It has the ability to displace 1598cc and can yield about 102.6bhp at 5850rpm along with 145Nm of peak torque value at 3750rpm, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gear box.

On the other hand, the diesel variants come with two power options, 85PS (83.8bhp) and the other more powerful 110PS (108.5bhp). This fuel efficient 1461cc, K9K, dCi diesel engine is quite powerful and is delivering an impressive performance. It offers a peak torque of 248Nm at 2250rpm in combination with a maximum power output of 108.5bhp at 3900rpm. The 1.5-litre diesel engine is mated with a six speed manual transmission gear box.

Nissan Terrano Braking & Safety

Nissan Terrano boasts of a staunch and robust braking system. The front wheels of the compact SUV are incorporated with discs which make braking deft. While the front axle of the SUV has an independent McPherson strut type of mechanism with a coil spring and also a highly advanced anti-roll bar; the rear axle gets a torsion beam axle along with coil springs and a similar anti-roll bar for enhanced comfort for the rear passengers. Both these systems put together ensure that the passengers as well as the SUV are stable at all times.

The top-end versions of the Terrano are equipped with the sophisticated Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) along with electronic brake force distribution technology, coupled with brake assist and a stability control module to further upgrade the braking mechanism of the SUV. Other safety features comprise of an engine immobilizer, central locking, driver seat belt reminder, doors-not-well-closed reminder, rear defogger, reverse parking sensor and a heated tailgate glass warning light.

Nissan Terrano Price in Chennai

Nissan Terrano On Road Price is 11,73,516/- and Ex-showroom Price is 9,99,000/- in Chennai. Nissan Terrano comes in 6 colours, namely Sandstone Brown,Fire Red,Blade Silver,Pearl White,Sapphire Black,Bronze Grey. Nissan Terrano comes with FWD with 1598 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 103 bhp@5750 rpm and Peak Torque 148 Nm@3750 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Nissan Terrano comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .

Nissan Terrano Verdict

The Indian auto market is in for a treat from Nissan in the form of a fuel-efficient SUV named Terrano that is superior to its French cousin Renault Duster. The Renault-Nissan consortium has an agreement that the donor car will be positioned below the new model and hence the prices of the Terrano are higher as compared to the Duster. The good news for Indians is that the difference between the Terrano and its French cousin is a meagre 40,000 even for the top variant in India for price sensitivity is high in India.

The few things that differentiate the Terrano from the Duster include looks, ergonomics and interior quality – all of which rank high on any buyer’s priority list. This compact crossover competes with the Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV500, Tata Safari Storme, Force One and the Mahindra Scorpio in India. Terrano comes with the age-old Nissan branding that is being used since the 80s across the globe. Akin to the sale pattern of Duster, Terrano is targeted primarily at the developing countries of the world. It is not just a cosmetically enhanced version of Renault Duster but has robust underpinnings. On the flip side, it weighs a mammoth 100 kilograms more than Renault Duster and all that seems like unnecessary bulk. Sadly, weight is inversely proportional to efficiency.

Terrano has marvellous looks and its dimensional compactness can be highly advantageous. The exterior is remarkable and unlike the interior, it doesn’t display the work of cost cutting. The paint quality is nice and the bonnet is robust. Contrary to popular SUV styling, Terrano is more plush and refined and this makes it an ideal lifestyle SUV. Nissan Terrano is priced between 9.6 L and 12.9 L as per the variant chosen and the on-road price differs from one State to another. It is an enthralling drive and its performance is unrivalled. Given its reasonable pricing and efficient engine, this SUV is a must buy. There’s no taking the football from Cristiano, All the music is in a Piano, Spice it up & do some Latino… Racing speedily is your Terrano !

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