Nissan Terrano drive review: Udaipur-Kumbhalgarh Fort
Nissan Duster is here, err, we mean Nissan’s version of Renault Duster is here. To be launched in the coming weeks, new Nissan SUV is named Terrano. It will be offered in three engine options, the same one’s that are on offer on Duster, 1.6l petrol, and two tunes of 1.5l diesel. Rushlane was recently invited for the media drive of new Terrano, and here is what we think about the car after driving on the Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh Fort – Udaipur route.
Under the Nissan-Renault India umbrella, Terrano is the third product after Pulse and Scala. Unlike Pulse and Scala, which are based on Nissan cars Micra and Sunny respectively, this is the first time Nissan is launching a car based on a Renault model. This is also the reason why Terrano will be more expensive than Duster.
Speaking about the significance of launching Terrano in India, Nissan India officials say that the compact SUV segment (in which the Terrano will be launched), is growing aggressively, at a rate of 30% every year. Bigger the growth rate, better the chances of selling. Seeing the success of Renault Duster, which is not only their best selling car in India, but also globally, Nissan India wants to replicate this success with the new Terrano.
Dimensions and Styling: At 4,331 mm in length, Terrano is 16 mm longer than the Renault Duster. Width and wheelbase of both Duster and Terrano is same at 1822 mm and 2673 mm respectively. Terrano’s verall height is lower by 14 mm at 1671 mm as compared to the Duster. Ground clearance of both stays at 205 mm while fuel tank capacity too is same at 50 liters. Turning radius is best in class at 5.2 meters.
Speaking about it’s design, the front is where the most changes have been made. Compared to the Duster, Nissan Terrano looks more aggressive and has a much better road presence. This is majorly due to the larger front bumper and headlights. Apart from this, you will also see deeper design changes made to the sheet metal, addition of a larger grille with a lot of chrome, which also houses their traditional V-shape. A pair of fog lamps adds to it’s appeal even further. The side is where both, Duster and Terrano look similar. At the rear, you will find new tailgate headlamps, which gives the car a taller look.