Terrano is a well Engineered SUV which has 7 variants available in India catering to the diverse demands. It has its 6 diesel version while the remaining 1 is a petrol version. It comes in 6 tantalising colours namely Blade Silver, Bronze Grey, Fire Red, Pearl White, Sapphire Black, and Sterling Grey. Terrano entered the automobile industry in 2013 and is one the most popular Nissan car.
The SUV resembles the Renault Duster; however, it gets sheet metal and updated styling. The front fascia features all-new grille, bold bonnet lines, headlamps with a four pod design, revised bumper, silver-finished skid plates and slightly modified roof rails. The side profile remains unchanged. At the rear end, it gets new tail light cluster and tail gate design, re-designed bumper with new alignment of reflectors and single colour body panels.
INTERIOR & FEATURES
The interior, too, looks similar to the Duster. However, the SUV received some substantial changes in terms of material quality, fit and finish and ergonomic. The beige cabin looks spacious and bright. The revised centre Console with vertical silver panels, piano black panels around the new multimedia system, slightly up-market dashboard and all black (base variant) or beige - black interior (mid-level and top models) add more to its interior appeal. The SUV gets some additional features such as one-step driver height adjust, new audio system, rear AC vents and instrument cluster with orange backlight.
The SUV shares both petrol and diesel ENGINEs with the Duster. The 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder, MPFi petrol ENGINE develops a maximum power of 102.6bhp at 5850rpm and a torque of 145Nm at 3750rpm. The 1.5-litre, 1461cc, 4-cylinder, K9K diesel ENGINE is tuned to deliver two power outputs namely, 83.8bhp @ 3750rpm and 108.5bhp @ 3900rpm. The powerful versions yield a peak torque of 248Nm at 2250rpm, whereas the less powerful variants offer 200Nm at 1900rpm. Two transmission options are available, 5-speed manual and a 6-speed manual.
The 1461 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 20.45 kmpl , while the Petrol variant offers a MILEAGE of 13.24 kmpl , respectively.
PERFORMANCE AND HANDLING
Sharing ENGINE line-up with the Duster, the SUV offers excellent on road and off-road performance. The diesel ENGINE feels very punchy above 2, 200rpm. Power delivery is instant with some turbo lag. The perfect power/weight and torque/ weight ratio further adds to its drivability. The high speed stability and performance are superb. The gear and steering feedback too are good. The SUV offers a smooth and composed ride even on rough roads.
Mahindra XUV 500 is a feature ridden and highly spacious car comparing to terrano. Yet it lacks details and fit and finish isn’t up to the mark along. Moreover, the ride is bouncy and drive isn’t engaging. On the contrary, Nissan Terrano offers very composed ride and impressive drivability. Furthermore, with strong performance, comfortable interior and robust body-built, Nissan’s SUV is a better than deal than the XUV500.