Nissan will extend the range of the Terra SUV to other Asian markets and, unlike China, the Philippines will also get a new diesel engine
Nissan broke the covers of the midsize SUV Terra for the Chinese market earlier this year and has a single gasoline engine with a five-seat configuration. However, since the SUV also has great potential in other Asian markets, the Japanese car giant has now presented the seven-seater version in the Philippines.
It also has a choice of diesel powertrain. The Terra SUV draws its power from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel, which is good enough to generate a maximum output of 190 hp at 3,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 450 Nm at 450 Nm. The engine is mated to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission.
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The mid-range SUV measures 4,885 mm long, 1,865 mm wide and 1,835 mm high and has a wheelbase of 2,850 mm with 225 mm ground clearance and a 32.3 degree approach angle and 26.6 degree departure angle. The top-of-the-line model in the Philippines will get an all-wheel drive configuration with a limited slip differential, while the other four equipment levels will get an RWD layout.
It is made in Thailand and pre-orders have already started before a possible delivery to customers takes place in a few months. The entry-level model Terra Mid 4 × 2 6MT costs PHP 19.99,000 (Rs. 19.19 lakh) and it goes up to PHP 20.96,000 for the top-spec Premium 4 × 4 7AT (Rs. 26.83 lakh).
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With a seven-seat configuration and a powerful diesel mill, the Nissan Terra is also a direct competitor to the Ford Endeavor and Toyota Fortuner in the Indian market. With the brand struggling with sales difficulties, we can assume that the premium model won’t hit the market until the near future and could be part of the eight new launches Nissan has planned by 2021.