The Navara-based body-on-frame SUV, the Nissan Terra which we saw earlier this year, has been launched for the Asian markets starting from China.
“The Nissan Terra builds on our strong SUV heritage while incorporating the needs of the Asian customer and the performance of our refined frame vehicles,” said Ashwani Gupta, Senior Vice President for Nissan’s Light Commercial Vehicle Business. “The Terra is a descendant of the Nissan Patrol, our tough off-road icon originally designed for police and military use.”
On either side of the V-motion grille are the “boomerang” LED headlamps. Other exterior features include corresponding “boomerang” LED tail lamps and 18-inch alloy wheels. The vehicle boasts best-in-class ground clearance at 225 mm, and a five-link coil spring rear suspension system.
The interior layout is almost identical to its pick-up sibling. Features include Zero Gravity Seats, and rear space claimed to be more than any competitor, including a best-in-class loading capacity. Nissan said that the high-spec technologies have been introduced to cut engine, wind, and road noise. The Terra also has an upgraded and enhanced audio and navigation system, allowing users to mirror their smartphones.
A 4WD-DIFF lock system allows for increased control, while Hill Descent Control helps maintain speed control in steep downhill driving. The Terra also is equipped with Hill Start Assist.
Safety kit includes 7 airbags, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, and Intelligent Emergency Braking.
The Terra is powered by a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder QR25 gasoline engine, producing 180 hp @ 6000 rpm and 251 Nm of torque @ 4000 rpm. Transmission is a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic.
There are 6 colors to choose from – Gold Metallic, White Pearl, Brown Pearl Metallic, Silver Metallic, Black Solid and Red Solid.
The SUV measures 4882 mm in length, 1850 mm in width and 1835 mm in height. Wheelbase measures 2850 mm.
Nissan said that the Terra will come to other select markets in Asia later this year.