The facelifted Nissan Terrano has rolled on the terrains of Nepal as Pioneer Moto Corp — the authorized distributor of Nissan vehicles in Nepal recently launched the 2017 Terrano. Though the SUV was first introduced in 2013, the facelifted version now gets 22 changes (mostly interiors) to make it look bolder. The compact SUV looks very similar to Renault’s Duster which is based on the old generation Terrano itself.
Nissan has got six variants of Terrano but only Terrano XV-D Premium has found its way to enter the market. The car looks much bolder than that compared to its sibling; the Duster because of the grille that has a lot of chrome effects with trapezoid chrome strips on either side of a bold logo. The headlamps have also been slightly updated as it gets the 4-pod design with L-shaped LED daytime running lights as well.
The front bumper has also been redesigned as it gets larger fog lamps surrounded by chrome effects. The side profile is as aggressive as it gets with flared wheel-arches and new alloy wheels. The rear end also gets the chrome strip, while the premium touch like roof rails and silver skid plates makes it look premium.
Albeit the exterior, the interior also feels somehow familiar with Duster. The Terrano gets soft-touch materials with dual tone interior i.e. black & chocolate brown which feels more premium than other compact SUVs on the market. The steering wheel now gets onboard buttons for different controls and cruise control. On the centre of the dashboard, it gets the 7inch touchscreen infotainment system but misses out the Android Auto or the Apple Car Play.
For the passenger comfort, the vehicle has got the rear a/c vents and contains a large boot space of 475 Liters. What’s new in the interior is the armrest for the driver, instrument console, electrically foldable ORVMs and the turn indicators integrated into them. Nissan has also implemented some top-notch safety features on the SUV, including the rear parking sensor, one-touch lane assist, ABS with EBD and dual front airbags.
Under the hood of the Terrano XV-D premium variants, it gets the more powerful 108 bhp and 243 Nm of peak torque mated with the six-speed gearbox. The claimed mileage of the Terrano is somewhere around 14 to 20 kmpl. The wheelbase of the vehicle is 2673mm with a ground clearance of 205mm which is enough to tackle the road conditions here in Nepal.
The Terrano XV-D premium is priced Rs. 54,00,000 in Nepal which can be a good deal, if you are looking for a compact SUV that feels more premium and can commute on a daily basis.