Nissan Terrano is the latest entrant to the entry-level utilitysegment. The new model is based on its French sibling, the Renault Duster, but looks a lot different with Nissan’s SUV design philosophy. The Terrano enters one of the fastest growing segments with not only decent looks and features list, but also with one of the most dependable platforms.
The 109bhp diesel gets a six-speed manual gearbox, while the petrol and 84bhp diesel get five speeds. The six-speeder is super-efficient on the highway, with two overdrives. It also has well-spaced ratio that don’t require you to frequently shift in city traffic. At 100kph, the engine revs at a lazy 2,150rpm in sixth, but the throws are short and swift, ensuring great shift quality. Our drive on the highway and city roads gave us a combined efficiency of 15.8kpl, which is very economical especially for an SUV.Ride quality was great, absorbing major shocks and potholes well, keeping the passengers comfortable. The struts and high-profile rubber join forces to accomplish this fabulous shock-absorbing feat.
Inside, the Terrano gets beige interiors but the base trim comes with all black interiors. The Nissan comes with a different steering wheel with silver-finish inserts, however, there are no column-mounted controls for the audio system. The audio system is also new and comes with a CD player, aux-in, USB and Bluetooth mobile connectivity as well. Overall,the space inside is the same as the Duster.
The car has a long feature list including USB/AUX music player supporting the Bluetooth. ABS with brake assist and EBD. The Terrano will prove to be a great value for money will give other compact SUVs a run for their money.
The Best Price For Nissan Terrano is $15221.69 – $19758.16.