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New 2013 Nissan Terrano review, test drive

Nissan joins the affordable SUV bandwagon with the new Terrano. We take it for a quick spin.

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We’ve just driven the new Nissan Terrano SUV, Nissan’s version of the popular Renault Duster. 
 
The Nissan Terrano is the third model in the Renault-Nissan India line-up to receive the badge-engineering treatment. However, this time, it’s Nissan that is tweaking a Renault product rather than the other way around. 
 
Unlike the other two badge-engineered models in the Renault-Nissan stable – the Scala and the Pulse – both of which have got mild tweaks to their exteriors to differentiate them from their Nissan equivalents; Nissan has gone a step further with the Terrano and made significant styling changes, including heavy alterations to the sheet metal. These include redesigned bumpers and lights and a new grille, all of which help the Nissan Terrano look like a proper Nissan. And there’s no doubt that the company has got a winner in the looks department. 
 
The Nissan Terrano’s revised V-shaped bonnet integrates nicely with the new Nissan-family grille. The grille itself looks inspired by the larger Nissan Pathfinder SUV sold internationally. The front bumper and lights are new, and the detailed styling around the fog lamps gives the Nissan Terrano a striking look when viewed head on. Continued..
 
 

Fact File

Price Range (in lakhs)*

Ex-showroom price Petrol Rs 9.79 lakh, Diesel Rs 9.6 lakh to Rs 12.46 lakh

Engine

Fuel Petrol / Diesel / Diesel
Installation Front, transverse
Type 4 cyls, 1598cc petrol / 4 cyls 1461cc diesel
Power 103bhp at 5850rpm / 83.8ps at 3750rpm / 109bhp at 3900rpm
Torque 14.7kgm at 3750rpm / 20.39kgm at 1900rpm / 25.2kgm at 2250 rpm

Transmission

Type front-wheel drive
Gearbox 5-speed manual / 5-speed manual / 6-speed manual

Dimensions

Length 4331mm
Width 1822mm
Height 1671mm
Wheel base 2674mm
Ground clearance 205mm

Chassis & Body

Wheels 16-inch steel / 16-inch alloy

Brakes

Front Discs
Rear Drums

Economy

Tank size 50 litres

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Issue: 187 | Autocar India: March 2015

The Renault Lodgy may just have what it takes to worry the Toyota Innova. We have an exclusive India drive, and a whole lot more in our March 2015 issue.
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