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Nissan Terrano

Road Test and Review: Terrano

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By now, most of us are familiar the word badge engineering . to the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The alliance has brought us two great rebadged – Scala and Pulse. The third car out of the partnership, the Nissan Terrano, is a Duster and this review endeavor to find out how far the Terrano has from the Duster.

Nissan has in some stand-out styling into the Terrano that differentiate it from the Duster. the front, the Terrano can easily be by the signature Nissan grille is reminiscent of the Pathfinder. It#39;s the most effective element of the look, because it translates into a big SUV shape.

The bold lines on the V-shaped that blends seamlessly the grille make it unmistakably a The angular headlamps and bumper are new as

In profile, changes are more with curvier door and blacked out B and C pillars being the difference. Alloy wheels are new as Save for the new tail lamps, the looks similar to the Duster.

may be subjective, but Terrano certainly over Duster in exterior

The Terrano’s interiors look to Duster’s and I was surprised to see the ‘French carried forward into a car. Quirky controls, as the ORVM switch under the remain unchanged. Steering has a smarter design but lacks The centre console looks tad than the Duster, owing to AC vents, storage space a lid and piano-black finish for the audio

Top variants come with AC vents but as we saw on the Duster, it is more of an because it eats into legroom and the flaps cannot be Overall, the interiors have but not by a ton.

The Nissan Terrano is available three engines – 85PS and diesels and 104PS petrol. 110PS diesel comes 6-speed manual, the other two get manual. Automatic transmission is not in the pipeline.

Since the engines, and other mechanicals remain the Terrano drives similar to Overall performance of the petrol and diesel motors is smooth and than adequate, especially in of the impressive fuel economy However, both the engines a bit strained when revved

The 110 PS diesel delivering 248 Nm of torque @ rpm is certainly a fun-to-drive car and remains my

Both diesel engines from the inevitable turbo lag and to the accelerator pedal is less immediate. You need to keep the above the 1,200rpm mark and moving else the lag is felt

Ride and Handling

Although is tight-lipped about any possible under the skin, I strongly a huge improvement in Terrano’s insulation.

The cabin is significantly than the Duster and offers a ride. However, the diesel are clattery at idle and loud 3000rpm.

Terrano handles easily and and the steering feels suitably around town, yet weighting up as the speed builds. Yet, the is very sensitive, just the Duster, to potholes and undulations on the and that translates into frustrating steering feedback.

Nissan introduced Micra in safety was taken to new heights as the offered airbags across all Continuing the commendable trend, comes with driver even on the base variant a great advantage over Mid and top variants have ABS with EBD on too.

Nissan claims a of 13.2 kmpl for the Terrano while the 110 PS diesel returns kmpl and the 85PS delivers kmpl.

In short, the Nissan Terrano with all virtues of the Duster, a little more. Prices from Rs. 9.59 lakh for the variant to Rs. 12.44 lakh for the top

That makes the Terrano up to Rs. (approximate) more expensive the Duster across variants. No the Terrano looks more and modern, but is it worth paying the just for better appearance and safety?

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