Nissan Terrano SUV 85bhp and 110bhp Diesel First Drive – BurnYourFuel

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“So far ahead of competition is the Nissan in the positive impression it creates, I seldom compared it to the Ford or the Mahindra XUv5oo in the 2 days I with and drove the car!”. The Terrano manufactured in the lines as the in India and their collaboration has well with all their car launches across segments. the Duster each day through the traffic, and being a Duster myself, I was really keen to if I had erred in my choice.

This further firms up the partnership Renault and Nissan in the Indian and what Nissan has learnt and from the Duster Experience in I was very curious to find out if the Terrano would live up to be than its India Partner Duster and how it would differentiate. The comes in 3 variants.

The 85Bhp the 85 Bhp Diesel and the 110 Bhp Diesel promising fuel efficiency!

We got a chance to both the diesel versions of the new Terrano SUV in and around the beautiful of Udaipur. Here is our experience:


Nissan has made a few changes from the Duster. The grill has a distinct Nissan to it (and the very large air on the grill perhaps aids breathing but caught many over our drive). The back lights have been with the boot for larger and independently responsible break/reverse The Interiors certainly look than the Duster with finishes on the panel in the top models.

The have a few more gadgets to liking than a duster and to the Ford and Mahindra offerings. The integrated Stereo paired to my 5 effortlessly at one go and got us prepared for the drive us to have a seamless ‘music on experience from the cloud the various apps on my iPhone the drive.

The technical specifications of the were supposed to be the same as the with the Nissan officials boasting of a very good absorbing system. The head for passengers is noticeable and the boot is adequate for the regular traveler.

Ready with my Michelin Driving Shoes (always for a better and safer driving I started my drive from the Airport and the Nissan officials sure that we were all the freedom to test the vehicle all kinds of terrains (including a bit of City and Highway driving) and both the diesel variants. As I off the 5 forward speed, 85 Bhp Diesel in the roads of Udaipur, I could get the same ‘clinging to the roads’ of a duster.

It swift past the first few and satisfied the requirement of pickup and for comfortable city driving. It me an impression of a car that is light it was diesel) and yet firmly and responsibly to the roads. The gears however a bit rusty and it is important that clearly needs to provide for a feel to the gear system. We about 100 Kms on the first day and no where the drive did the car feel stressed.

I had hard on many occasions all the beautiful drive and the car behaved sensibly and confidently across all and on the straight. The cornering was very on the steering wheel and the power of the delivered was tuned for city with very responsive 1 st and 2 nd acceleration at low RPMs. We did a bit off-roading as and it did not disappoint. The lighter feel of the car for the reduced power over its elder brother.

Overall, I felt that was a good SUV and had a distinct and sturdy feel to the experience.

110bhp – is it enough?

After retiring at the Devi Garh by Lebua Udaipur and after a good sleep, we had our task cut out to test the Diesel elder brother. SUV did come with some surprises over the 85Bhp of the previous day. It had Alloy Integrated Bluetooth Audio and Parking Sensors.

I must say I was extremely impressed with the way car handled. This car only during the initial pull 2000 RPM (behaving similar to the but as soon as the turbo kicks in at 2000 RPM, it behaves differently. The drive felt confident, sturdy, brave and to the road. Clearly, the Nissan creates an instant Impression and impact.

The 110Bhp clearly gave the that it was made for higher and lesser for city driving. I had started thinking why the Duster not live up similarly to my expectations in of no mechanical changes to the car! the 85Bhp Diesel, the 110Bhp had 6 forward gears and with power under the hood and we this through the hills and at a constant 4500 RPM @ 70kmph for 30 straight.

On the highway we did 160 Km/h and it did not show any signs of a struggle for it being a bit noisy primarily due to the aerodynamics at higher speeds. The doubled due to the tyres but overall the noise was under acceptable While the breaks did seem (not the best response in the but still adequate) on the 85 Bhp, it requires more attention by for the 110Bhp version.

With power under its hood and the tyre specs, it was a disappointment to say the because the 110 Bhp is certainly capable of more than the 85Bhp. why the same tyre specs? were the factors we expected to improvise on the current duster but let down.


Nissan Terrano

The car we drove had a few issues. One that we could not find the seat belt buckles. there was the rear-parking sensor functioned inverse to what it have or atleast what is to be functioning.

The brake, accelerator and pedals were very in size and even the leg rest is expected to be standard was missing). We imagine that since are pre production cars, Nissan seriously consider our inputs to on these accounts and do the necessary before the car is out for consumers in the coming

Some other points Nissan did not improvise over the were the ‘less premium’ of the gearbox, positioning of the window controls for the rear passengers touches the elbow rest causing the windows to roll each time I rested my on the arm rest).

However, the highlight at the end of the was the fact that the fuel did not show any signs of a change after 50 Kms of extreme driving in all terrains. Certainly the 6 th forward was in play and needless to say good efficiency would certainly be a important factor for consumers to a Nissan Terrano over its I certainly hope that I get a to spend some time the Nissan Terrano Petrol but until then my heart out to both the Diesel Variants.


Overall, with the of a Sub 10 lakhs pricing for the base version of the SUV, I am completely more than) impressed the line Nissan has taken for the and ensuring that they are a value for money and a seemingly experience than the Renault We can comfortably say that Nissan very well with us and we that it can manage its supply better than Renault, a few of our inputs (at the least) and make the sales support and parts for its consumers more efficiently the duster. For a city driver, the 85 Bhp is the and for a highway driver wanting to with off-roading once in a the 110Bhp would keep him satisfied.

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