New 2013 Nissan Terrano review, test drive

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

    Published on Sep 17, 2013 04:30:00 PM


    Move to the side and you could mistake the Nissan Terrano for a Renault Duster. However, a closer look reveals that the Nissan Terrano features different, more rounded door panels that come with a new crease along their length. The Nissan Terrano’s B and C pillars are also blacked out unlike its French cousin’s. 
    The rear has the familiar styling of the Renault Duster; however, the Nissan Terrano gets a different tail gate with tail-lamps that extend onto it. When viewed from the rear, the Nissan Terrano looks quite stylish in comparison to its Renault sibling. A prominent chrome bar sits on the top of the number-plate housing, above which sits a big Nissan ‘hamburger’ logo.  While the base and the mid-spec trims get steel wheels, the higher variants come with stylish alloy wheels. 
    Move to the inside, and you’ll notice that there’s more beige on the Nissan Terrano’s interior than in the Duster; although the base trim is expected to come with all-black interiors. The Nissan comes with a different steering wheel with silver-finish inserts, giving it a slightly more upmarket feel. However, there are no column-mounted controls for the audio system. The central air-con vents are now squared off and the storage space on top of the dash comes with a lid. The audio system is also new and comes with a CD player, aux-in, USB and Bluetooth mobile connectivity as well. Some bits that we didn’t like on the Renault Duster, like the awkwardly placed wing-mirror control knob under the handbrake lever, are unfortunately carried over to the Nissan Terrano. Continued..
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