Last November, the facelifted Nissan Terra breaks cover in the Middle East which showcases a revolutionary exterior design along with an improved interior. By then, many are in anticipation of this new model. In relation to this, we’ve stumbled into a Facebook post from a group named ‘TERRA CLUB THAILAND’ showing a fleet of refreshed Nissan Terras being transported by a truck. That simply means that the updated midsize SUV is almost bound for an ASEAN debut which should probably start in Thailand, as it serves as the production base of many Nissan vehicles including the Navara and the aforementioned Terra.
While the Middle East market dubs the midsize SUV with the X-Terra nameplate, the ASEAN region will most likely still maintain the Terra nameplate, plus, the 2.5-liter gasoline option might also not be carried over for Thailand and the rest of its neighboring countries. That said, the ASEAN region will still benefit from the same tried and tested engines. Specifically, the 2.3-liter Bi-turbo diesel motor for Thailand and the 2.5-liter turbo diesel which is an already-familiar motor here in our country that is fitted both on the Navara and outgoing Terra.
The following photos were posted by Khuan Pungkaew, a member of the said Facebook group. From the looks of it, the following units shown in the photo appear to be lower-end trims based on the alloy wheels.
For a better basis, the range-topping Platinum trim for the Middle East lineup comes with all the bells and whistles, apart from that, it also comes exclusively with a set of 18-inch machine cut wheels. Going back, what appears to be reinforced on the following units carried by truck are the smaller 17-inch alloys.
Then again, specifications do vary per region, therefore, what you see here could possibly be the standard wheels across the new Terra’s variant range. Though admittedly that Platinum trim does seem like a desirable package given its heightened looks paired with an extensive amount of features.
On a side note, we did some translation with the post’s Thai caption, therefore claiming that overseas countries will first be catered to before Thailand. While that may seem unconfirmed for now, we do hope that the Philippines will be one of the immediate countries to receive this new model by next year, let’s all cross our fingers.