The refreshed Nissan Terra is set for a Thailand debut this coming August 19, 2021, with the Land of Smiles being the first country to receive the updated midsize SUV in the ASEAN region. This report was sourced from the Thai-based automotive website, Headlight Magazine.
Also known as the X-Terra in the Middle East market, it made its global premiere last November 25, 2020. Aside from the revised exterior, the updated Terra also features a new dashboard along with a slew of safety features that’ll make driving this big SUV much easier.
While the Middle East market gets a 2.5-liter gasoline motor, the Thailand market shall retain the 2.3-liter twin-turbo diesel engine that puts out 187 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Likewise, once the updated Nissan Terra comes to the Philippine market, the same 2.5-liter turbo diesel produces the same power figures as the Thai-spec model’s twin-turbo diesel engine. Plus, transmission options could also be carried over from the outgoing model, which means the midsize SUV could still come with a 7-speed automatic
On the outside, the midsize gets a redone fascia, with it sporting a new pair of headlights, grille, and even a revised bumper. Going over the side, you’ll notice the new alloy wheels along with the additional chrome application at the side mirrors. Lastly, the rear also gets a makeover, with Nissan giving it a new pair of taillight and a revised bumper as well. Overall, the refreshed Terra looks sleeker and more mature than the outgoing model.
Safety and security equipment on the Terra has also leveled up. The brand’s Intelligent Mobility features have been carried over to the refreshed, though it is worth noting that Nissan has given it some notable additions such as forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Select variants will still come with blind-spot warning, lane-departure warning, rear-cross traffic alert, and a 360-degree around-view monitoring system.
While we’re still not entirely sure about the Thai specifications of the Nissan Terra, the features and other options should be of close basis with the Philippine-spec model. With all that said, could Nissan Philippines finally bring this updated model this year? While our curiosity continues to bother us, let’s just wait for any further updates as this model enters the Thai market.