Nissan today announced the launch of ‘The Nissan Terrano Drive Experience’ – a novel off-roading customer test drive. The fun and adventure drive will take place on a specially designed multi-terrain test track at Villa California, Raipur from January 18 to 19, 2014.
This unique drive will give aspiring Terrano customers an opportunity to put to test the sturdiness, drivability, great handling and excellent ride quality of Nissan Terrano on different terrains and varied road conditions.
This exceptional test drive is a banner that transforms the conventional test drive into a personal experience and brings the Terrano directly to the customer. The event will invite prospective customers and opinion makers from Raipur and will allow them to experience the Terrano in a way that one cannot normally undertake in a showroom test drive. This is also to emphasize the fact that Nissan Terrano SUV is suitable for everyday, everywhere driving not limited to city roads but well suited for off-road and adventure drive activity.
Nissan Terrano the flagship SUV of Nissan in India remains an outstanding example of Nissan’s signature SUV design seen in models like Patrol and Pathfinder. The Terrano is a vehicle meant for both urban and off-road driving for Indians and has received rave reviews upon launch from all stakeholders.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Richard Spitzer, acting COO, Hover Automotive India (Nissan’s National Sales Company in India), said, “We want our customers to drive and experience the Nissan Terrano, which is not just another good looking SUV but is in fact one of the best and most powerful SUVs on the Indian roads. Nissan Terrano resonates best in class characteristics in terms of mileage, power and space and there could have been no better choice than the Terrano to undertake this journey in Raipur. We do hope to have a similar drive across other cities soon.”
Mr. Kamal Jain, CMD, AKS Nissan Raipur said, “Our efforts to position Nissan Terrano have paid off with the feedback and encouragement we have received through the quantum of bookings clocked since the launch of the vehicle last year. With this new initiative, we will continue growing within the market and look forward to a promising year with the Terrano being one of the most successful products ever sold across our product portfolio.”
The all-new Terrano is a premium compact SUV with bold, distinguished design language. The new exterior styling represents a smart fusion of signature Nissan styling cues and dynamic strength.
The new Terrano has a dominating road presence with a dynamic and robust stance. The vehicle conveys modernity while paying homage to Nissan’s SUV design heritage seen in models like Patrol and Pathfinder.
Terrano’s front-end highlights Nissan’s V-Motion design signature, which starts from the angled strut grille and moves up through the bonnet. The chrome finished grille gives the vehicle a strong attitude while the sharp headlamps – with a four-pod design – cast a deep-set eye impression and feature sleek, integrated turn signals. The wide, tough front lends the Terrano a very powerful personality.
The car’s character is further strengthened by a clear shoulder expression providing length to the vehicle. The overall clean design of the car is accentuated by muscular fenders defined by sharp creases. These distinct details give the compact SUV a very agile yet spacious impression.
Terrano’s distinct exterior is accentuated by imposing Nissan heritage grill which emphasizes tough, solid and durable attributes. The look is ‘adventure-ready’ with a strong and stable stance. All-new 16-inch, chrome-coated, machined-alloy wheels, standard on the XL Plus, XV and XV Premium variants, complete the premium and appealing appearance.
Terrano’s rear has distinctive stylish rear combination lamps with horizontal white graphic detailing. The wide-spaced tail lamps offer a firmly-planted stance when viewed from the rear to make it distinctively different from any other competitor.
Other exterior details include colored roof rails, silver-finished skid plates and a chrome finisher strip on the tailgate.
Terrano promises to pamper its occupants with its well-appointed, premium interior. The two-tone dash features chrome surrounds for the AC vents and silver-finished accents around the glossy, piano black centre console.
Extensive use of light-colored beige in the cabin adds to the feel of roominess while useful storage spaces, including a covered compartment above the center console, add to the cabin’s practicality.
Terrano comes with a choice of three power plants. The 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine will be offered in two states of tune, developing 110PS and 85PS respectively. A 1.6-litre petrol engine churning out 104PS completes the range. The 110PS diesel comes with a 6-Speed transmission while the rest of the range gets a 5-Speed gearbox.
The 85PS diesel will be available in base XE, XL and XL Plus trims where as the 110PS diesel will be available THP XL, XV and the top of the line XV Premium trims. The petrol variant will also be available in the mid-level XL trim.
Terrano XV Premium comes fully loaded with a Bluetooth enabled in-dash audio system, leather upholstery, premium zebra wood finish door trim inserts, rear air conditioner, 16-inch machined alloy wheels and reverse parking sensors. A 6.1-inch touchscreen entertainment system with navigation is available as an accessory and so is a steering mounted audio control module.
Terrano comes equipped with class leading safety features and driver’s airbag is standard even on the base XE and XL variants. It also offers passenger airbag and safety features like Anti-lock Braking system (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) Brake Assist (BA) and reverse parking sensors on higher variants.
Terrano comes with perfect suspension set up that offers excellent ride quality over all terrains. It has the best-in-class turning radius of 5.2 metres that makes it easy to drive in the city while a ground clearance of 205mm, the highest in its segment, makes it fit for the rugged outdoors. Low NVH levels result in a quieter cabin and enhanced driving comfort.
The Terrano is available in six colours – Pearl White, Blade Silver, Bronze Grey, Sapphire Black, Sterling Grey and Fire Red.