One of the most popular Japanese automobile company, Nissan Motors India has launched its sports utility vehicle Nissan Terrano in the country's auto market. The company has introduced this SUV with both petrol and diesel engine options out of which, Nissan Terrano XL 110 PS is the mid range variant in the diesel model lineup. The company has blessed this variant with 1.5-litre of engine that comes with a sophisticated Common Rail Direct Injection fuel supply system and it is capable of producing a healthy power and torque output. The exterior look of the SUV is refreshing and the company has given it a lot of inviting aspects such as double lamp head lights with chrome and black bezel, an aggressive front grille with a lot of chrome treatment for captivating appearance. Not only this, the company has offered this SUV with plush interior along with luxurious features and comfortable seating arrangement with ample space. This particular sports utility vehicle is loaded with a number of safety aspects such as ABS, EBD, Brake assist and many other necessary features. The company has introduced this SUV with quite a few top rated features, which are currently available in most of the high end vehicles in its segment.
The exteriors of this Nissan Terrano XL 110 PS in quite inviting and loaded with a number of extraordinary features. The front part of the SUV is striking with a body colored bumper, which is incorporated with dazzling round shaped fog lamps, a wide air dam and with a protective cladding. From the front, this SUV looks trendy with double lamp head lights with chrome and black bezel that surrounds a wide radiator grille. This grille comes with a lot of chrome treatment and a company emblem on the center. The side profile of the body is very sleek and it is blessed with electrically adjustable out side rear view mirror and silver and satin finish door handles and side sill and many other such features, which gives it a captivating look. Apart from these, the company has blessed it with roof rails, exhaust finisher with chrome, tinted glass, antenna and so on. On the other hand, the SUV has silver painted full wheel cover and several other styling aspects, which makes it quite appealing.
When we discuss about the interiors of the all new Terrano, it is quite comfortable and luxurious. There are decorative silver painted side inserts on the steering wheel along with chrome treatment on the gear shift knob that enhances the interior looks. The interior cabin section gets fabric seat upholstery, glossy piano black color coating on center fascia, while the door trim comes with beige color scheme with silver painted decorative strip. The front and rear door arm rest is also finished with silver paint that indeed makes it luxurious. The company has designed its interior with dual tone beige and black color scheme, which makes it very stylish and gives a plush feel to the occupants. Apart from these, the company has given this SUV two cup holders, parcel tray, ticket holders on driver side sun visor , passenger side vanity mirror, out side temperature diplay, front central roof light with timer and several other features. Overall, the interior of the SUV is pretty good and it gives a lot of comfort to the passengers sitting inside the cabin.
Engine and Performance :
This mid range variant of Nissan Terrano is equipped with a 1.5-litre engine that comes with the displacement capacity of 1461cc and loaded with four cylinders. At the same time, the company has incorporated this powerful engine with Common Rail Direct Injection fuel supply system that enhances the power and performance of this diesel power plant. This SUV can produce a very decent power and torque output such as 108bhp of power at 3900rpm and 248Nm of torque at 2250rpm . On the other hand, the company has mated this powerful engine with a six speed manual transmission gear box and it delivers impressive performance. This mid range variant has the ability to deliver 19 Kmpl of healthy mileage, when it is driven under the standard conditions and it is rather good, when we compare it with other sports utility vehicle.
Braking and Handling :
This all new Nissan Terrano has a very advanced braking system, which helps in giving an impressive driving experience. The company has fitted the front wheels with disc brakes and on the other hand, rear wheels are fitted with drum brakes. This braking system of the vehicle is enhanced by the highly advanced anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution along with brake assist. At the same time, the company has fitted Independent McPherson Strut on the front axle and Torsion Beam sort of a suspension system on the rear axle and they have been further accompanied by coil springs and anti roll-bars. The power steering of the vehicle is Electro Hydraulic Power Assisted and it is very sensitive and acts instantaneously according to the needs of driver.
Comfort Features :
This Nissan Terrano XL 110 PS has a lot of excellent features, which are best in class and makes the vehicle comfortable and convenient for the occupants. The company has given this SUV power windows for all four windows, key less entry, tilt adjustable power steering wheel, rear glass washer with jet built, foldable rear seat back rest and arm rest with two cup holders and adjustable head rest and many other features. This stylish vehicle includes a list of advanced features such as a proficient air conditioner with pollen filter and at the same time, it comes with an advanced 2-DIN music system with four speakers, a CD/Mp3 player, radio with AM/FM, USB, Aux-in port, Bluetooth connectivity as well.
Safety Features :
The company has given this variant a number of safety aspects, which makes sure that the passengers inside the cabin feel secure, while traveling. The list of safety features includes a driver airbag, ABS along with EBD and Brake Assist , which enhances the braking system of this SUV. This top end variant is blessed with various standard features such as an engine immobilizer, central locking, rear defogger, driver seat belt with warning alarm and many other such aspects. Apart from these, the company has incorporated it with number of advanced features like doors not well closed reminder, heated tailgate glass warning light, three point seat belt with retractor in both, rear two point central seat belt and several others.
Pros: Interiors are impressive, mileage is good.
Cons: More comfort features can be added, price can be more competitive.