Nissan Terrano is based on French partner Renault's Duster model and also shares its engine line-up with the SUV. Terrano was the last badge-engineered product under the Renault-Nissan alliance and currently retails at a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Nissan Terrano range is available in petrol and diesel engine options, but it misses out on the AMT variant unlike Duster. The 1.5 litre diesel engine borrowed from Duster produces power in two states of tune-85PS and 110PS. While the 85PS variant comes mated to a five-speed manual, the 110PS trim is paired to a six-speed manual unit.
Nissan Terrano Exteriors
Exterior design and styling is quite impressive, the front profile gets an aggressive treatment featuring Nissan’s quintessential chrome finished grille with honey-comb backdrop and large headlamps. Lower side of bumper gets large air-dams, skid-plate and round fog lamps. Fat tyres are placed under flared wheel arches and there is a side stepper allowing hassle free ingress and egress. Rear styling is appealing too with captivating tail lamps and large bumper.
Nissan Terrano Interiors
Dual tone dashboard featuring black and beige colour theme looks plush. The flat rectangular centre console gets AC vents, audio system, temperature dials etc. Instrument panel is large and there is a three-spoke steering wheel that lacks mounted controls. Overall the interior design is a tad dated but the cabin is quite comfortable from the perspective of space offering generous space to occupants. There are multiple storage points within cabin and luggage space is lavish too.
Nissan Terrano Engine Specifications and Transmission
Engine set up includes a 1.6 litre, four cylinder unit developing 104PS at 5850rpm and 145Nm at 3750rpm. Diesel variants are powered by a 1.5 litre unit producing power in two different tunes-85PS and 110PS. While the low end variant house 85PS version, the higher variants get 110PS unit. Transmission duties are carried over by five-speed manual gearbox in petrol and 85PS diesel trims and 110PS variants get six-speed tranny.
Nissan Terrano Features
Exterior styling features like 4-pod design headlamps, body coloured bumpers, antenna, chrome finished grille, body coloured ORVMs & outside door handles, side sill, roof rails and 16 inch machined alloy wheels are on offer. Interiors get option between fabric seat covers and leather upholstery. Chrome is used amply inside lending an upmarket look to the cabin and there is an analogical 3 dial instrument cluster.
Nissan Terrano Performance and Mileage
The diesel powered Terrano is claimed to deliver 19.87km/l whereas the petrol variants can deliver 13.06km/l in standard conditions.
Nissan Terrano Accessories and Infotainment
Except for the entry level trim, the entire range comes with integrated 2-DIN audio system with CD player, MP3 player, AM and FM player, USB-port, Aux-in and Bluetooth.
Nissan Terrano Braking and Handling
Disc units in front and drum units at rear provide stopping power, anti-lock-brakes with EBD and brake assist are available across variants save for the base trim.
Nissan Terrano Safety and Security
Safety features on board include front airbags, front fog lamps, engine immobilizer, central locking, driver seat belt reminder, door ajar warning, rear defogger, reverse parking sensor, three point seat belt with retractor in front and rear, speed sensing auto door lock and impact sensing auto door lock.
Nissan Terrano Comfort and Convenience
Among the various features packed inside, power adjusting ORVMs, height adjuster for driver’s seat, cup holders on floor console, gear shift indicator, power windows, 4-speed air conditioner, rear AC conditioner with independent control, lumbar support, foldable rear seat backrest, adjustable heas rests, 12V socket, drive computer etc are included.
Nissan Terrano Wheels and Tyres
All variants come equipped with 215/65 R16 tubeless tyres. Alloy wheels are offered on the high end trims in the range while rest make do with full steel wheel covers.
In the compact SUV segment Nissan Terrano takes on the likes of French sibling Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta and Maruti S-Cross.