The Terrano received its first major updated since its introduction back in 2013

Nissan has launched the facelift Terrano in India today. The updated SUV gets minimal changes to the exterior while inside is where one will find the maximum number of changes. The Terrano was launched in India back in 2013 and based on the same platform which Renault uses to underpin their Duster SUV as well. The updated Terrano get 22 brand new features which have been provided to strengthen the SUV’s smarter and bolder appeal to customers.

Nissan says that the SUV will compliment the lifestyle of today’s Indian customers. The updated Terrano although does not get any mechanical upgrades to its engine. It still continues with the same 1.6-litre petrol and the 1.5 Litre diesel unit. Transmission option for the facelift car includes a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and a six speed automated manual which is made available only with the more potent diesel variant.

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2017 Nissan Terrano
  • Year: 2017
  • Make: Nissan
  • Model: Terrano
  • Engine: inline-4
  • Transmission: 6 speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 110
  • Torque @ RPM: 245
  • Displacement: 1.5 L
  • Price: 999999
  • Price: Affordable
  • car segment: compact cars
  • body style: suv
  • Overall: 7.8/10

EXTERIOR

2017 Nissan Terrano Exterior
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As you can clearly notice in the images, the only SUV offering from Nissan for the Indian market has not received any significant changes to the exterior. Thus it still continues to look rugged and bold.

Towards the front profile, the Terrano gets a signature grille with lots of chrome elements on it. The headlamp unit too remains unchanged and gets a four pod design which looks not only good but also is functional at the same time. Towards the side profile, the SUV gets a machined alloy wheels which look not only rugged but also robust at the same time. Towards the side profile, you will also notice the electrically retractable ORVM with integrated side turn indicators. The silver finished roof rails also helps the Terrano to stand out in the crowd.

Nissan India has now added one more colour options in the form of new Sandstone Brown besides the already existing four colour options.

OVERALL DIMENSION

Overall Length 4331 mm
Overall Width 1822 mm
Overall Height With Roof Rail 1671 mm
Wheel Base 2673 mm
Ground Clearance 205 mm
Boot Space 475 Litres

INTERIOR

2017 Nissan Terrano Interior
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2017 Nissan Terrano Interior
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Nissan has tried hard to overhaul the dull interior of the pre-facelift SUV. According to Nissan the Terrano SUV now gets a total of 22 new features inside. These new features include a new Premium Dual Tone Interior, Cruise Control, 7.0 Touchscreen Navigation system, Steering Mounted Audio/Phone Control, One-Touch Lane Change Indicator, Anti-pinch Driver Side Window, and new Steering Wheel Design. According to Nissan, all these features helps increase the amenities for the driver as well as the occupants inside.

DRIVETRAIN

2017 Nissan Terrano Exterior
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Like we already mentioned above there are no mechanical changes under the hood of the updated Terrano. The SUV still is powered by the same 1.6-litre petrol engine that produces about 104 PS of peak power at 5, 850 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 3750 rpm. The gasoline engine paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel variant, on the other hand, gets the 1.5 Litre DCI unit which is available in two states of tune. The base trim diesel option produces about 85 Ps of peak power at 3750 Rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1900 rpm. The more powerful diesel option produces about 110 Ps of peak power at 4000 rpm and 245 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm. Transmission option for the diesel drivetrain includes a 6-speed manual while there is also an option of a six speed AMT as well available with the top end trim.

RIDE AND HANDLING

The Terrano features an Independent Mcpherson Strut with Coil Springs & Anti-Roll Bar towards the front and Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Springs & Anti-Roll Bar at the rear. Towards the front, the Terrano features ventilated discs while the rear features drum brakes.

PRICE

The prices for the updated Nissan Terrano SUV have been provided below:

Models Prices IN INR
XE D 9,99,000
XL P 9,99,000
XL D(O) 11,92,000
XV D Pre 110 PS 13,60,000
XV D PRE 110 PS AMT 14,20,000

All the above are ex-showroom, Delhi-based prices.

COMPETITION

RENAULT DUSTER

2016 Renault Duster Exterior
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The biggest threat of the Nissan Terrano in India is from its rival Duster. Both the SUV’s are based on the same platform and also shares the same drivetrains as well but are tuned differently. The Duster too received its facelift back in 2016. Not only the Renault product has been given a new face, but it also gets an additional AMT transmission as well which is also used in this facelift Terrano variant as well. The Renault Duster gets the 1.5 Litre K9K diesel unit which is available in two states of tune, one producing about 85 Ps of peak power while the other produces about 110 Ps of peak power.

CONCLUSION

2017 Nissan Terrano Exterior
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The Nissan Terrano received its first major updates since its introduction back in 2013. Being the only SUV offering in the Indian market, the Terrano inevitably attracted lot of attention for those who does not prefer the Duster. Off course there is no questioning the fact that this SUV looks far better than Duster but that also does not hide away the fact that both the SUV’s are not so different than each other.

Riju Ganguly
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