Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano, are the two hunks of Indian automotive industry, which are stiffly competed by the American stud Ford EcoSport. Hopefully, all three of them are very much close to each other and leaves no chance to cash upon the situation given. But being the market getting more claustrophobic with the passing days, the compact SUV segment, in which the trios fall, needed to undergo a change for making the cash-wheel go merrier. It is been revealed, leaving the Ford EcoSport now for exception, Renault and Nissan are going to launch their 4×4 versions of compact SUV by this year, prior to their facelifts getting headed towards the country.
The 4×4 Duster will be the first to get unleashed in the country by mid of the year 2014 i.e. near to September or October. On the flipside, Nissan Terrano will see the all-wheel drive mechanism coming to it by the year end, i.e. in December.
Hopefully, the source, from where we lifted this news said, they had confirmed this detail with the official of both the ex-allied brands, and had made it assured that they are interested to bring in the all-wheel drive variants of the compact SUV before landing their facelifts here. The new trims will be made available only for the top-of-line badges, Duster RxZ and Terrano’s XV, which could be sold at a premium of Rs 75,000 to Rs 1 lakh.
Currently both the compact SUVs are riding the masses on front-wheel drive layout. The present price of Duster RxZ is Rs 12.67 lakh, and Terrano XV is Rs 12.78 lakh.