The brand new Nissan Terrano, which is based on the Dacia Duster, has been officially unveiled, in a premiere, in India.
Following the numerous spy photos and teaser images which have made their way onto the web recently, the Nissan Terrano is ending up in our news once again, this time in an official way, with the carmaker pulling the wraps off its body. For those of you who have tuned in later and recognize the name, you should know that it has nothing in question with the original Nissan vehicle wearing the moniker and it has been based on the Renault / Dacia Duster.
“The Terrano marks our entry into the compact SUV segment, which is one of the fastest growing segments in the Indian market today. It follows the same design language as our Pathfinder and patrol SUVs and makes a strong statement, which is a key differentiator in this segment. We are confident that the Terrano SUV will appeal both to existing real SUV lovers and consumers looking to graduate to SUVs”, said the Nissan India operations president, Kenichiro Yomura.
The model in question is adding a new front fascia, with different headlights, the company’s grille, new bumper, a different rear end, with larger taillights, and a different design for the alloy wheels. The interior design is definitely signed by Renault, along with the engine lineup, which is getting the same units as the regular Dacia Duster. This means that the 1.6 liter petrol and the 1.5 liter dCi diesel, in two power outputs, will be found under the hood of the low-cost SUV. The Nissan Terrano will become available for order starting with the 1st of September, across India, and it will cost under Rs 10 lakh. It remains unknown for the moment whether the carmaker will offer the new Nissan Terrano in Europe.