Nissan, the Japanese brand, which was once known for its cars like X-Trail, Terrano, Sunny, Micra & Teana in the country has shrunk to mere three products in its official lineup; only two out of which can actually be targeted for the mass audience viz. Kicks & Magnite. Over the years, Nissan saw its market collapsing. The dwindling sales were somehow brought back to life last year when the brand decided to launch its compact SUV, the Nissan Magnite in the country. Seeing its current situation, the brand does urgently need a flagship product that could pull it out of the tight spot and help it regain its position as a strong competitor in the car market. We believe Nissan does have a product that could seriously tow it out of the swamp and take it to the top league again. It is called the Nissan Terra. In this article, we will discuss this full-size SUV and discuss whether it should come to India. Let’s go.
Nissan Terra oozes with muscular road presence, one of the many reasons why people buy these massive cars. The vehicle gets a tall hood which adds to the rugged look. LED treatment is given to the exterior lighting setup on the front and the rear. The car sports Nissan’s V-Motion front grille that we get to see on the Nissan Kicks in India as well. On the inside, the car gets theatre-style seats which enhance the involvement of each passenger with the journey.
The SUV is 4885mm long, 1865mm wide & 1835mm tall. It gets a wheelbase of 2850mm and sits 225mm above the ground. For reference, the Toyota Fortuner is 4795mm long, 1855mm wide & 1835mm tall. The SUV from Toyota gets a 2745mm long wheelbase and sits 221mm above the ground. As evident from the dimensions, the car would be a really strong competitor to beat if it is brought against cars like the Toyota Fortuner, MG Gloster, Ford Endeavour & Mahindra Alturas G4.
Nissan Terra specifications
The SUV comes powered by a 2.3-litre twin-turbo diesel engine that is capable of making 190bhp and 450Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a 7-speed automatic gearbox. Nissan offers the car with 2WD & 4WD drivetrain options for the customers to choose from according to their requirements. The 4WD system offers shift-on-the-fly. The car comes sat on 18-inch alloy wheels.
Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, off-roading meter to reflect the inclination angles, TPMS, electronic locking rear differential, 6 airbags, auto-tumble seats, connected car technology and a 360-degree camera are some of the prominent features. The car also gets an 11-inch roof-mounted screen for the entertainment of 2nd & 3rd-row passengers.
Should it come to India?
Nissan, as mentioned above needs a product that could help the brand expand in the country again, and bringing a flagship product would surely be beneficial. Not just this factor, but the vehicle in itself is a great product. With only a few cars to compete in the segment, Nissan could utilize this opportunity and launch the SUV here. Looking at the above-mentioned points, the car does prove to be a strong product. Thus, it should DEFINITELY come to India.
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