One car that Nissan is betting big is the upcoming Terrano compact SUV which is based on Duster. If Terrano can accomplish even 3/4th of what Duster has done, Nissan will be happy, we feel!
Now, we were unsure of what engine options will the Terrano get considering that it might ditch one engine trim to prevent direct clashes. It was obvious that it will share Duster’s engines but will all the 3 variants be present was the question mark. Now according to a report by Overdrive.in, the answer is positive! Yes, Terrano will come in both petrol and diesel, with the 1.5L K9K diesel engine getting the 85PS and 110PS specs.
And there is another big revelation here: According to Overdrive, Terrano will also come in 4 wheel Drive as well which the Duster doesn’t, till now. 4-wheel drive is what the Duster lacks and many owners and potential customers have expressed their desire to own a 4WD Duster. Now, till the time Renault plans to get it here, these very people can consider getting the Duster under the Nissan badge.
Renault already sells the Duster 4 wheel Drive in international markets under the Dacia brand and all they needed to do was to rebadge it as a ‘Renault’ and sell it here. However, if the report is to be believed, it appears that Renault wants to give this first mover advantage to Nissan first.
Thinking further, if Terrano is speculated to be a pricier version of the already overpriced Duster with on-road prices crossing 13 Lakh for the top of the line variants, will the 4 Wheel Drive Terrano come close to 15 Lakhs?
We will come to know soon as Nissan is going to launch the Terrano, most probably, around September this year.