New Nissan Terra SUV officially revealed

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After being snooped more than once, the covers have lastly been lifted off Nissan’s all-new Terra SUV. This new SUV, revealed in China, is a left-hand drive model and is likely to head into right-hand drive markets as well in the near future. The Nissan Terra is based on a ladder-frame construction, shared with the popular Navara pickup and the Mercedes X-class. Nissan will showcase the new Terra SUV for the first time to the general public at the upcoming Beijing Motor show in China. Frankly, the Terra has been an open secret since last year. Photographs of the vehicle have been circulating online for quite some time already, including alleged photos of a Terra unit being tested right here in the Philippines.

Considering our market’s strong passion for the midsize SUV segment, we wouldn’t be surprised at all if Nissan Philippines brought it over to compete with the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Isuzu MU-X and Ford Everest. So, is a new contender joining the battle? We hope so. Actually, if we’re being honest this thing looks a lot like Nissan’s popular pickup truck offering–not a bad thing. The company also released a short teaser video on YouTube (see below) showing off the Terra taking on some dirt, mountain twisties, and snow. Under the hood, expect the Nissan Terra to, initially, be sold with a 2.3-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine. While Nissan has not revealed if they will offer the Terra in India, the seven-seat SUV has a good potential in our market.

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