Nissan Terrano, one of the most awaited SUV has been officially launched in the Indian automobile market in a very competitive price range. This new SUV will perhaps come as a perfect alternative for the best selling Renault Duster SUV model in the country. This will further fuel the competition in the SUV segment of the country. The all new Nissan Teranno is made available in both petrol and diesel variants out of which, Nissan Terrano XE 85 PS is the base level trim and it equipped with the same 1.5-litre diesel engine. The Japanese automaker has shared the body panel of the Duster, which helped it to look bolder and trendy. The company has designed trendy exteriors to this new vehicle and managed to obtain a catchy new look for its front facade. The company also given a rich finish inside the cabin with black color scheme. However, this base variant gets the Matte black finish inside the cabin that looks rather good. Coming to the technicalities and specifications, the all new Nissan Terrano XE 85 PS trim is powered by a sophisticated engine that returns around 20.5 Kmpl, which is fairly decent.
The all new Nissan Terrano is the entry level sports utility vehicle from the Japanese automaker. The side and the rear profile of this new SUV is rather plain, but the front facade is completely unique and more attractive. To start with the frontage, this new SUV has got a sleek headlight cluster that incorporates powerful halogen lamps and turn indicators. Accompanied by this headlight cluster is the perforated radiator grille that has got two thick vertical chrome strips in the middle and a chrome surround. The company logo has been fitted in the center of this grille, which is enhancing the appeal for the brand Nissan. The design of the front bumper is completely unique in comparison to the conventional designs. Also there is an air dam fitted to the bumper, which is further fitted with a silver garnished bumper cladding. The side profile of this new vehicle is blessed with black colored door handles and body colored ORVMs. The wheel arches have been fitted with 16 inch steel wheels that are covered with silver painted full wheel caps. The company has managed to obtain a sporty look to its side profile by fitted the roof rails on top of the vehicle. The rear profile is blessed with elegant and sporty combination taillight cluster that completes the contemporary style of this new SUV.
The company used good quality materials to obtain a decent finish inside the new Terrano. This new sports utility vehicle from Nissan comes with black interior color scheme with Matte finishing. The seats inside the cabin are covered with fabric upholstery, which is standard in all base and mid range variants. There is a three spoke steering wheel inside the cabin , which is decorated with silver accents, while the gearshift knob has been accentuated in chrome. There are number of utility based features incorporated to this base level trim, which includes a parcel tray, cup holders, passenger side vanity mirror, a digital clock with LCD display, drive computer and several others.
Engine and Performance :
This new Nissan Terrano XE 85 PS is powered by 1.5-litre engine that comes with a displacement of 1461cc and four cylinders. This engine is capable to producing a commanding power and superior torque output. This engine can generate a maximum 83.8bhp of power output at 3750 rpm at the same time, it can generate a peak torque output of about 200Nm at 1900rpm . This base variant of the new Terrano is also capable of delivering 20.5 Kmpl of healthy mileage, which is rather good in comparison with other vehicles of the same class. The company has incorporated this commanding diesel mill with an advanced Common Rail Direct Injection fuel supply system for enhanced power and reliable performance. The manufacturer has mated this engine with a five speed manual transmission gear box, which gives a very smooth and proficient driving experience. The front wheels of this SUV draws the commanding engine power through this 5-speed manual gearbox and delivers outstanding performance.
Braking and Handling :
The company has given this variant a very proficient braking system. The front wheels of this Nissan Terrano XE 85 PS is blessed with disc brakes and the rear wheels have drum brakes. At the same time, the suspension of this SUV is also good and the front axle has Independent McPherson Strut suspension system and on the other hand, the rear axle is bestowed with a Torsion Beam type of a system. The company has accompanied both these front and rear axles with coil springs and anti roll-bars, which will further improve the drive comforts and the agility of this vehicle. The company has given this SUV a standard power steering system which is Electro Hydraulic Power Assisted and it enhances the handling aspects of the vehicle by responding immediately as per the need of driver.
Comfort Features :
The all new Nissan Terrano XE 85 PS trim comes as a base level trim and it has been equipped with all the basic features that fulfills the minimum requirements of the passengers. This entry level SUV comes with a list of features including 4-speed air conditioner with pollen filter, power windows, power steering, key less entry, foldable rear seat back rest, rear seat armrest with cup holders, adjustable rear seat headrests, 12V power socket , electric back door release button, front center roof light with timer, outside temperature display, passenger side vanity mirror, cup holders, parcel tray, ticket holder on driver side sun visor and several other exciting features.
Safety Features :
This Nissan Terrano XE 85 PS is the base level variant but still it has been equipped with finest safety and protective features. The company has equipped this entry level trim with driver and passenger air bags, an engine immobilizer system for preventing unauthorized access into the vehicle, central locking system, driver seat belt reminder, rear 2-point central seat belt, front and rear three point seat belt with retractor and so on.
Pros : Fascinating body style, decent fuel efficiency.
Cons : More comfort features can be added, engine power can be made better.
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