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After a record growth of 48 percent last 2017, Nissan officially introduced its much-anticipated entry into the mid-sized SUV segment: the all-new 2018 Terra. Dubbed as Nissan’s game changer, the Terra features a tough, modern design that is built on the brand’s off-road heritage. According to Nissan Philippines President, Ramesh Narasimhan, “The Terra is built to bring the exceptional to your everyday. It is made to make each day an adventure.”
Apart from its authentic on-road and off-road capability, the new Nissan Terra provides a no-compromise package of features. Its reinforced chassis and five-link coil spring rear suspension system work together to ensure strength, durability, comfort, and convenience. It has a 4-wheel drive with rear differential locking system, Hill Descent Control, and Hill Start Assist to allow more control over the wheels during 4x4 situations.
Power comes from the 2.5-liter YD25 turbo diesel engine making 190 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. The available transmissions are a 6-speed manual and 7-speed automatic.
Similar to the new generation of Nissan vehicles, the Terra comes with the Nissan Intelligent Mobility system, with technologies like Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, and Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection. There is also the addition of the Smart Rear View Mirror that allows the driver to see images from a rear-mounted camera with the press of a button.
In terms of aesthetics, the exterior V-motion grille gives the Terra a streamlined look from the front, while the “boomerang” LED headlamps accentuate its sharp and commanding appearance. The sleek roofline flows from the front fender to the rear, where the tail lights add to its dynamic look. Completing the exterior are 18-inch allow wheels, designs to create exceptional driving both on and off road.
Inside, the Terra is as roomy as it looks. It seats seven, comfortably, and boasts of easy passenger mobility with its first in class second row one-touch remote fold and tumble seats. It offers one of the highest loading capacities and more rear space; with luxury details like premium, cushiony leather seats, advanced air conditioning system, ambient lights, and an overhead entertainment system (in the top variant).
Nissan dealerships across the Philippines will begin accepting pre-orders and reservations starting June 1, 2018 with customer deliveries to start by August 2018. The Terra comes in 5 variants starting with the 2.5 Mid 4x2 6MT (P 1,499,000), 2.5 Mid 4x2 7AT (P 1,615,000), 2.5 High 4x2 7AT (P 1,697,000), 2.5 Premium 4x2 7AT (P 1,899,000), and topping off with the Premium 4x4 7AT (P 2,096,000).
Words and Photos by Gen Tiu.