Thursday, April 12, 2018

Nissan Officially Launches Terra SUV (w/ Videos)


The new Nissan Terra, a body-on-frame SUV designed and built in China to meet growing market demand for 4x4 vehicles, went on sale there today. It’s the first frame-based SUV launched under Nissan’s midterm plan, Nissan M.O.V.E to 2022.

“The Nissan Terra builds on our strong SUV heritage while incorporating the needs of the Asian customer and the performance of our refined frame vehicles,” said Ashwani Gupta, senior vice president for Nissan’s Light Commercial Vehicle Business. “The Terra is a descendant of the Nissan Patrol, our tough off-road icon originally designed for police and military use.”

The Nissan Terra is tough and rugged, equipped with a versatile ladder-frame chassis, reinforced to give it greater rigidity for an authentic off-road drive. It also features a five-link coil spring rear suspension system and rigid rear-wheel axle, ensuring that comfort and convenience aren’t compromised by its strength and durability.


A 4WD-DIFF lock system allows for increased control, while Hill Descent Control helps maintain speed control in steep downhill driving. The Terra also is equipped with Hill Start Assist.

The vehicle boasts best-in-class ground clearance, at 225 millimeters, to minimize potential damage from rough or uneven roads. The QR25 four-cylinder gasoline engine offers the best acceleration performance in its class, ensuring a smooth yet powerful drive, with its 180 horsepower and 251 Nm of torque (markets such as the Philippines will likely get a 2.5-liter turbo diesel).

“The Nissan Terra design is both tough and practical, reliable for everyday use while giving our customers the freedom to go anywhere and explore beyond the every day,” Gupta added.

In addition to its on- and off-road capabilities, the Nissan Terra offers Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies. Nissan Safety Shield is designed to keep passengers safe with innovative crash avoidance and response technologies, including Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, and Intelligent Emergency Braking.


The Nissan Terra’s V-motion grille gives it a seamless, dynamic look from the front. The “boomerang” LED headlamps accentuate this to produce a sharper, more commanding overall appearance. From the front fender, a sleek roofline flows to the rear, where the corresponding “boomerang” LED tail lights add to the tough yet modern feel. Completing the vehicle’s exterior are 18-inch alloy wheels, designed to create an exciting driving experience both on and off the road.

The spacious interior comfortably seats five people (Philippine market Terra will likely have 7 seats), incorporating Zero Gravity Seats, and second-row comfort like never before. The Terra has more rear space than any competitor, including a best-in-class loading capacity. High-spec technologies have been introduced to cut engine, wind, and road noise – giving passengers a space to talk together easily. The Terra also has an upgraded and enhanced audio and navigation system, allowing users to mirror their smartphones.

The Nissan Terra is equipped with seven airbags for safety. It’s currently available in six colors: Gold Metallic, White Pearl, Brown Pearl Metallic, Silver Metallic, Black Solid, and Red Solid.

The Nissan Terra will come to other markets in Asia later this year.

2018 Nissan Terra Major Specifications:
  • Engine: QR25 4-cylinder gasoline (China model)
  • Horsepower: 180 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
  • Torque: 251 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
  • Overall Length: 4,882 mm
  • Overall Width: 1,850 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,835 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 225 mm
  • Approach Angle: 32 degrees
  • Departure Angle: 27 degrees

21 comments:

  1. Nissan is too late to the party with the PPV segment suffering a significant drop in Q12018 sales due to the excise tax.

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    1. And you are really too late because of your bias against Nissan.

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    2. Now that's a dumb analysis. Baka kakabili lang ng foton nyan.

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    3. On the contrary, Nissan sales have gone up while Toyota, Honda, Isuzu, and Ford have all gone down:
      https://www.carguide.ph/2018/04/new-excise-tax-reveals-auto-industry.html

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    4. Mr. Tan so stupid, hahaha. Epal.

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  2. The more the merrier.

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  3. If this can provide what the navara did in terms of game-changing ride comfort in its segment, then..that's it.

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  4. The ride quality may be good but if NMPI will still be bone headed as with regards to the features that they'll gonna put in, might aswell forget about it.

    Simply look at the Navara, no curtain and side airbags, no leather seats, subpar audio system, etc etc...

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    1. The navara got a spec upgrade this 2018. It had received the intelligent mobility tech, leather seats etc. But yeah the chink on its armor is still the lack of curtain and side airbags.

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    2. .. "But yeah the chink on its armor is still the lack of curtain and side airbags"... ha ha ha... how often do you use those features? you're paying for something that you won't use. or are you folks the type that pray to have an accident so you can have a use for those features? shez!... just drive safely.

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  5. Parang low ata on torque

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    1. Because it’s a gasoline engine. Chinese market prefers gasoline over diesel. Expect ours to have a diesel.

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  6. Pwede po ba magimport ng gas variant nito?

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  7. The red looks good on the conservative design. Nissan prices have always been competitive, I'm sure this one will be too. But Nissan did miss the pre excise tax car sales boom last year. It was a big miss opportunity. Honda and Toyota in riding the wave, took advantage by pricing a premium on their SUVs. I think they're suffering from market backlash now. It's not good to skim money from people in mass hysteria.

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  8. kung sino pinaka mura at madaming ad-ons yun panalo.

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    1. ogags syempre kailangan din kumita yung mga dealers

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  9. WAITING FOR THIS!!!!!! Hoping that it would have better specs, especially the base model/manual transmission unlike that of the Ford Everest Ambiente which is very ugly and lacks of features and the Isuzu mu-X LS

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  10. Expect that its price would start at around 1.57M pesos, if it would have many features, haha.

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  11. Kakalabas pa lang pero mukha ng luma..

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  12. Kung dadalin ito sa PH Market dapat kumpleto ito sa features like Touch Screen Audio with Navigation, USB Charging Ports, 220 Volt Outlet, TV Monitors, 7 Airbags, at lease para maganda ang features nito.

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  13. Exterior looks dated. But I like the fact that the cheapest variant has 6 airbags.

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