The newcomer is based on a medium-sized pickup and, thanks to its body construction, is a sport utility vehicle in the truest sense of the word. And as you can see from the walkaround video uploaded to YouTube by Autohome.com.cn, the Terra offers space for seven people and many functions off the beaten path.
However, the white painted Terra in the clip is configured with five seats. On the other hand, this means more space for luggage and shopping bags behind the second row of seats. The high roof line is also suitable for attaching larger objects.
What is not as great about the Terra as it is the case with the Navara is the design of the interior. Everywhere you look, you can’t shake the feeling that Nissan made every little thing on a budget. The cabin is dark as most of the dashboard and door panels are black, with the exception of imitation metal here and there.
One area that the Terra could do better is infotainment. As you can see from the clip, the Connect system responds with a delay to inputs that are as easy as switching on the radio with satellite navigation, all-round view monitor 360-degree camera system, DAB and smartphone integration. It’s 2018 folks, computing power has come a long way!
Nissan is still secretive with powertrain details, but it does give a clue as to what the China-spec Terra has to offer. The speed display reaches up to 8,000 rpm, which is 2,000 revolutions more than in the Navara with the 2.3-liter turbodiesel. This means that the engine in the Terra is the 2.5-liter QR25DE, a four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine that is estimated to have 183 horsepower.
“Nissan’s LCV business is growing steadily. With our ambitious mid-term plan and expanding product range, we are confident that this growth will continue,” said Ashwani Gupta, senior vice president of the Light Commercial Vehicle Unit.