Nissan Motor Company Ltd, usually shortened to Nissan, is a Japanese multinational automobile development headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan. Nissan Terrano is one of the great and worthy SUV in the market for the people of the India country. Now we tell you all we got here for the latest reviews about the Nissan Terrano petrol model in details.
Nissan Terrano Petrol
Nissan Terrano is very new entrant to the entry-level utility segment. The latest model is based on its French sibling, the Renault Duster design, but looks a lot different with Nissan’s SUV design philosophy. The Terrano enters one of the fastest growing car market with not only decent looks and features list, but also with one of the most dependable platforms.
There’s no problem with saying that the small SUV segment has been prof the almost fortunate growth in the Indian car market. While Tata Sierra became the first small SUV to enthrall our country’s car buying lot, it is the Renault Duster, which came more than a decade after the demise of the aforementioned Tata offering, that can be very well credited with redefining the entry-level SUV market. We see the diesel variant of the Terrano has found quite a few takers and while we’ve always maintained that the diesel Terrano is among the more sorted out products in its price segment, we were quite eager to sample the petrol version of the sole SUV offering in Nissan India’s product portfolio. A Few days before, we spent a good part of the week with the Terrano’s petrol variant, and you can find all the important details on the petrol version in our Nissan Terrano petrol review below.
Nissan Terrano Technical Details
The Nissan Terrano Petrol comes with 1.6-litre, naturally made, four-cylinder motor that develop out 104PS and 145Nm. The engine however, the low-end performance cards more to be desired and the engine comes into its elements only after 2200 rpm. The engine comes mated to a better-shifting 5-speed manual transmission that offers a positive shift action. Acceleration is active and the Terrano petrol is sufficiently potent to cruise at triple digit speeds on the highways. As must be obvious to you, the petrol variant of the Terrano is far from being as efficient as its diesel-sipping sibling. However, driving provided us with a fuel economy of above 13 km/l, which isn’t really bad for a small SUV with 1.6-litre petrol engine.
Nissan Terrano Riding Quality
Ride quality on offer is imitable has left us really impressed with its driving quality. The suspension take care of the biggest of the craters with pride and the passengers sometimes get to know of the rough patch of road that the suspension has been busy flattening out. And even though the Terrano offers a really comfortable ride, the car never feels too softly bouncy. The steering is a HPS (Hydraulic Power Steering), it feels a little heavy at low speeds, but inspires a lot of confidence once the speedometer goes up. Its Body roll is well controlled and the Terrano can easily make the other SUV cry in the front. The only bad news we have here is the aggressive centre-back action of the steering wheel. You really need a firm grip on the wheel to fight off the resistance it might have to offer.While the Terrano exhibits a good mixture of ride and handling manners, its braking prowess can be best described as average. The brakes don’t offer much in terms of feedback and worsening the situation is the odd position of the brake pedal. True, the Terrano has got sufficient potent brakes, but the taut feel from the pedal mars the overall experience.
Nissan Terrano Interior
The Nissan Terrano has the interiors which look familiar to that of the same of Duster, but there are a few things yet important changes when compared to its predecessor. Nissan has worked a more on the interior quality and the cabin now feels premium styled. The music system is also totally different and this one is more user friendly. However the ORVM adjustment switch is still not easy to use positioned under the handbrake lever. The rest of the equipment list is pretty much the same including the one-step driver height adjust and orange backlight for the instrument cluster. It also gets a rear AC vent that adds to the comfort of passengers, but it is a little bit noisy increasing the NVH level.
Nissan Terrano Exterior
If From the looks we say the words then their is no difference in the petrol variant from its diesel model brother. but we have to considered the, worth a mention here is that the petrol variant is available only in the mid-level XL trim, which means that it lack out the mag wheels and makes do with black-painted steel-rims and wheel covers. Like we just said, Nissan thought it appropriate to best upon the Terrano a host of new panels, the averagely design and styling, especially when the car is viewed in its side profile, remains largely unchanged. All this means that the Terrano benefits from the Duster’s rather daunting stance and overall rugged appearance. However, Nissan has worked on the car’s front- and rear-end styling and the Terrano flaunts an all-new nose, along with a slightly different tail. The Terrano’s headlights comprise of a two-lens setup, and the car also gets an all-new radiator grille that pays homage to some more premium SUVs from the Japanese car marque. At rear-end, the car gets a new tailgate and a slightly different bumper. However, the highlight here are the arguably more stylish wrap-around taillights that give a sleek edge to the car’s rear styling.
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