Nissan joins the affordable SUV bandwagon with the new Terrano. We take it for a quick spin.
In terms of ride, unsurprisingly, the Terrano does brilliantly. It smothers even the biggest of potholes with ease and you don’t have to slow down for rough roads. In fact, the faster you go over rough surfaces, the better the ride.
As for handling, the Terrano feels very stable at high speeds and rarely gets out of shape. Even in normal driving, the handling is pretty impressive for a high-riding SUV. There is a bit of body roll due to the soft suspension setup, but it is never too much. And you always feel in control of the car. Also, when you want to have fun, the car’s direct steering is quite rewarding. It’s light enough when you want it to be and weighs up at speed, and this adds to the overall fun.
Overall, the Terrano is a good attempt by Nissan to make its mark in the hugely popular compact SUV segment in India. The styling changes made by Nissan may only be only be skin deep, but they really help the Terrano stand out from its Renault-badged cousin.
Nissan Terrano prices
Nissan Terrano XE - Rs 9.6 lakh
NIssan Terrano XL - Rs 10.66 lakh
Nissan Terrano XL Plus - Rs 10.94 lakh
Nissan Terrano XL - Rs 11.33 lakh
Nissan Terrano XV - Rs 12.16 lakh
Nissan Terrano XVP - Rs 12.46 lakh
102.6 bhp petrol
Nissan Terrano XL - Rs 9.79 lakh