Nissan Terra

After several leaks and teasers, Nissan launched its much-anticipated Terra and finally revealed its initial specs, way ahead of its Beijing Motor Show debut. It seems like Nissan can’t contain their excitement with the all-new model.

The Terra is pretty much a Navara turned midsize SUV, however, it does have an updated version of the brand’s V-motion grille and a few more chrome upfront. According to its spec sheet, the Terra will be 4882 mm long, 1850 mm wide, and 1835 mm high. To put that in perspective, that makes Nissan’s contender 11-mm shorter, 12-mm narrower, and 1-mm lower than the Ford Everest.

As expected, the Terra is built on a reinforced body-on-frame chassis to give it rigidity and toughness. It will also have a five-link coil spring rear suspension system (similar to Navara’s) that will provide better ride comfort. Moreover, this midsize SUV will have a class-leading 225 mm ground clearance to go along with its 4x4 capabilities such as a 4WD-differential lock system, hill descent control, and hill start assist. It also boasts a 35-degree approach angle and 27-degree departure angle, giving it off-road capabilities like the Nissan Patrol SUV.

Under its hood, the Terra is equipped with a QR25 four-cylinder gasoline engine that can produce 180 hp and 251 Nm of torque. Unfortunately, Nissan didn't specify its transmission and if there will be a diesel counterpart of its engine in the near future, but it’s likely that the Philippine market will get a 2.5L diesel mill.

The interior will come with the brand’s Zero Gravity seats that the Japanese brand boasts will provide “comfort like never before,” even for passengers in its second row. Speaking of seats, sadly, Nissan says the Terra can only accommodate five people, however, it will have a class-leading loading capacity. But considering its local rivals, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) configured the Terra to be a seven-seater midsize SUV.

As for its entertainment, the Terra has an upgraded audio and navigation system with MirrorLink capabilities. So it’s safe to assume that it will be a touchscreen head unit probably with Apple CarPlay and/or Android Auto.

This Nissan Terra is now available in China. NPI, on the other hand, teased a midsize SUV during the recent 2018 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS). It looks like the Terra but we might be wrong, so don't take our word on that. Nevertheless, since China gets it, it’s safe to assume that we’ll get this much-anticipated midsize SUV sooner than later, and we’re just as excited as you are.

Watch the Nissan Terra in action on the video below.

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