Nissan Terrano Performance & Price
- March 25, 2019
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Nissan Terrano Overview
The Nissan Terrano is, at its essence, a Renault Duster in a more premium package. While it gets the same robust build and abuse-friendly nature of the Duster, it features a more mature design and better interiors too. Should you consider it over its more affordable sibling and indeed, it’s rivals? Its easy handling manners and excellent ride quality make it perfect for those wanting a comfortable SUV for the city or highway. But the absence of new-age features such as projector headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, rear AC vents or even a push-button start may put off those who want an equipment-rich SUV. Book a test drive for Nissan Terrano in Tryaldrive.
Nissan Terrano Design & Look
Moving on to the exterior, sadly, Nissan has done nothing to change the way the Terrano looks – and that is a little disappointing. The large muscular chrome grille and the multi pod headlamps remain unchanged and the Terrano does not get DRLs as standard fitment. You can however opt for a dealer fitted LED DRLs for about ₹ 4000 that does integrate quite nicely into the grille. You can also opt for a set of chrome fog lamp surrounds and exhaust tip as a part of a styling package. Nissan could have and should have added a set of headlights with inbuilt LED DRLs, maybe a new grille or bumper and a set of new wheels that would have made the Terrano look a lot more contemporary.
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.
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 Terrano remains unchanged. You get two engine options – a 1.6 litre four-cylinder petrol motor and a 1.5 litre diesel that is available in two stages of tune. The petrol engine makes 102 bhp and 145 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The diesel engine on the other hand is offered with an 84 bhp and 200 Nm avatar or a 108 bhp and 245 Nm of peak torque. The diesel is mated to either a five speed manual for the lower powered SUV or a 6-speed manual for the 108 bhp version. The 108 bhp version also gets a 6-speed AMT gearbox and that is the one you see in the pictures here. check for Nissan Terrano in cibsleh.in
Now, we have driven the AMT earlier too and the unit that Nissan and Renault use in their Terrano and Duster is one of the better AMTs in the market today. Once you learn the way the Terrano and the gearbox responds to your foot on the throttle in terms of overall throttle position, the compact SUV actually becomes quite a bit of fun to drive. In our opinion, the Terrano’s primary appeal is the fact that its mechanical package is very very competent.
And that is not just limited to the engine and gearbox. The chassis setup and the balance between the ride and handling is best in class too. The Terrano has the distinct ability to handle high speed corners faster than you would expect it to do and yet manage to do quick direction changes with ease. And to add, the Terrano has really good ride quality. It can handle almost every single type of road surface thrown at it and yet be comfortable enough inside the car for its passengers.
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 Safety & Security
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 Pune
Nissan Terrano On-Road Price in Pune ranges from 11,21,167 to 16,81,159 for variants Terrano XL P and Terrano XV D PRE 110 PS AMT respectively. Nissan Terrano is available in 5 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Nissan Terrano variants price in Pune. Check for Terrano price in Pune at Carzprice.
Nissan Terrano Final Word
The Terrano is priced almost half-a-lakh over the Duster. So for the extra money, you get a much better-looking Duster, plus some added features. And even if we consider the Terrano as an all-new product from Nissan, in that regard also, the Nissan Terrano comes across as an extremely good product.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.