2013 Nissan Terrano first drive review by Team ICB – Indian Cars Bikes

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Renault duster has been in the market for a couple of years but the latest offering from the stable is sure to stir up the between them. Now there many things that been shared between the two engine, suspension, brakes.

The exterior of the car is now much sharper than the duster. The front is more prominent and stands it has a pathfinder type look and the fundamentals of Nissan ie. Strength and

The chrome treatment on the grill it look more exquisite, the honeycomb for the backdrop of the Nissan is well thought. The body on the car bonnet is prominent and joins the design on the front grill. The fenders have a huge and shout out SUV presence.

2013 Terran black front

The back end of the car consisting of the windshield in the too has got a more sharper and angular to it. Even the lights in the front a unique four barrel which makes it look the rear lights too get new and sharper and into the rear door an x look which shows the and bold design even in the

The skid plates on the car either in silver or matching to the car colours, it has these huge air intake which show the off road in the car.

2013 Nissan Side profile

The roof are a welcome feature on the car and come as The OVRM’s are electrically adjusted inside and come as a standard than on the base petrol The car’s rear door too has a new up angular design; the rear window is the same as seen on

Tinted glass from the is a good touch as the local have gone berserk the no tinted glass rule.

Nissan Terrano rear

The finish exhaust tip will be only on the top end diesel. The licence is well placed underneath embellishment which also has the door entry/lock. The alloy are machined cut and have a very look.

  This gives Terrano its own among its straight competition, Duster.

2013 Nissan dashboard

The interior of the car definitely more upmarket than the in the Renault duster. The car seats, gear knob etc are wrapped in soft leather, which a good feel to it. However the does not have any audio the inner door knobs get a finish against the black fabric.

2013 Nissan instrument cluster

The part is evident as the speedometer, tachometer and the part of interiors is picked up Duster and fixed in Terrano. The has a nice combination of beige on and the added accent of chrome and there adding a touch of to the interiors. But the plastic in the car is a bit hard to and affects this premiumness of the car in respect, but the material is built to so need not worry about the gaps or rattling noises the dashboard.

2013 Nissan center console

The centre has a nice glossy black and comes with a touch-screen DVD as an option. The rear seat AC vents too, but can only be towards one person at a time. It has a two control but is a bit noisy on its highest yet cooling is up to the mark. The centre AC is squared and adds to the smart and persona of the car.

The rear windows switches are placed on the arm rest and open trying to sit comfortably, as your arm fall and switch on the mechanism. is a small pop up space on dash can store your driving if you have one.

2013 Terrano ORVM control

have maintained the OVRM right under the handbrake is again a struggle to adjust on the drive. There is a cup holder ahead of the gear stick and 12v option socket. There is a 12v for the back seat passengers near the parcel tray.

The car has a lot to even for comfortable drives in the of power windows, power tilt steering, lumbar seats which all help in the of the driving experience. However for rear seats also

2013 Nissan Terrano adjustable seat belt

Nissan Terrano

The car a lot as far as safety is concerned. It comes air bags for the passenger as standard. ABS and brake assist, driver belt reminder, etc. It with an engine immobilizer; all if not closed well even if the is not closed will alarm the

However where the car suffers is the due to the single piston calliper comes fitted to the front which does not feel to stop this car.

Nissan Terrano gear 2013 Nissan Terrano box

It has large 215/65 r16 tubeless from MRF. It has a substantial clearance of 205mm which it sit on the road like a SUV. It drives like a sedan to the McPherson strut with spring.

The rear of the car has a Torsion axle and coil spring with anti-roll bars. The belts too have height and can be adjusted to a particular height of a however the tensioner of the seat is a soon and even at normal the seat belts lock up and be eased a bit. Somehow our car did not seat belt buckles, was a bit surprising, but could be an honest from the manufacturer.

Luckily, we had no one in the rear seat.

Now when we the Terrano for an odd 200+ kms in the villages and of Udaipur, the first thing we straight away is it doesn’t like Duster. The interiors are premium than Duster. The is much more responsive and is well present.

The only down side is the car takes a while to get to its pace, in the and for a while in the second gear but its in motion it starts gaining well and is fun to drive and push it corners.  But after a while, the car starts squeaking while and losing grip after a few odd kms is a bit scary. Knowing our road a car like this should be with better rubber for the

The drive was a bit irritating due to road inside cabin as well as noise which was really we had to recheck the window switches to that the windows were closed  The steering is devoid of audio mounts are a good addition of wanting to be in the premium market of cars.

Nissan Terrano gear

There have been no changes from Duster and means, Terrano more or drives similar to Renault.  The on the diesel has a fairly long and a bit on the harder side, which is in typical stop go traffic.  But the from 2500rpm up to around is of a typical diesel turbo soon after which the fails to deliver.

2013 Nissan Terrano

The engine has power packed which enables overtaking in the graceful of manner even in like roads. The car is great for but missed cruise control which would have a good addition to Terrano. was noticeable lag in the turbo especially in the and part of the second gear, but the motor is in it power zone, Terrano pulls away decently.

Overall Terrano and feels good and is a good by Nissan brand. The only are in its look and a few tweaks to engine are a feature on Terrano and will it stand out from its French Nissan is expected to price 84bhp diesel version at Rs 9 lakh odd, which increase to Rs 12 lakh odd for the 109bhp version.

The petrol engine would start close to Rs 8 approximately.

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and Imagery credits: Ajinkya

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