Nissan Terrano 2018 Price in Nepal: A brief Review

Japanese automobile brand Nissan has launched the new Nissan Terrano compact SUV in Nepal.Pioneer Moto Corp, the newly appointed sole authorized distributor for Nissan Motor Company Limited, unveiled the four-wheeler amid a function held in the capital on January 14.The new Nissan Terrano is available in two variants, XLP and XVD Pre 110 PS, which costs Rs 4,299,000 and Rs 5,399,000 respectively.

The Terrano has received quite a few upgrades compared to its previous versions. Here are the things you can expect from the new Terrano.

 

Interiors and Exterior

 

 

The updates on the Terrano are all mostly on the interior. The Terrano in this top of the line spec that we have here comes with a new two-tone leather interior package. The brown and black combination actually does make the compact SUV look a lot more premium than it was earlier (with the beige leather). The soft-touch dashboard too gets the same two-tone treatment with a black upper half and a brown lower half.

 

 

One of the biggest drawbacks of the Terrano was the fact that it did not have an up-to-date infotainment setup. Now though, the Terrano gets a 7-inch touchscreen with inbuilt navigation, iPod support, and Bluetooth. Strangely, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto have both been given the miss. You do get a high mounted USB port, which does come in handy if you have your phone mounted on a suction mount on the windscreen. The Terrano also now gets cruise control and a much-needed driver seat fold down hand rest which is a boon.

 

 

The Terrano still retains all the positives about the interior. The spacious cabin with comfortable seats and the airy greenhouse complement the new interior colors better than the beige did and the large boot is still big enough to dump large bags or a whole bunch of camera equipment in.

 

Performance 

 

 

Mechanically, the Terrano remains unchanged. You get two engine options - a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol motor and a 1.5-litre diesel that is available in two stages of tune. The petrol engine makes 102 bhp and 145 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The diesel engine, on the other hand, is offered with an 84 bhp and 200 Nm avatar or a 108 bhp and 245 Nm of peak torque. The diesel is mated to either a five-speed manual for the lower powered SUV or a 6-speed manual for the 108 bhp version. The 108 bhp version also gets a 6-speed AMT gearbox.

 

 

Moving on to the exterior, sadly, Nissan has done nothing to change the way the Terrano looks - and that is a little disappointing. The large muscular chrome grille and the multi-pod headlamps remain unchanged and the Terrano does not get DRLs as standard fitment. You can, however, opt for a dealer fitted LED DRLs for about ₹ 4000 that does integrate quite nicely into the grille. You can also opt for a set of chrome fog lamp surrounds and exhaust tip as a part of a styling package. Nissan could have and should have added a set of headlights with inbuilt LED DRLs, maybe a new grille or bumper and a set of new wheels that would have made the Terrano look a lot more contemporary.