Nissan launches compact SUV 'Terrano'

Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd (NMIPL), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan's Nissan Motor Co Ltd, has launched its compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) Terrano in India, with a starting price of Rs9.59 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

Nissan Terrano SUVTerrano, which is the first locally manufactured compact SUV from Nissan brand in India, marks Nissan's entry into the fast growing compact SUV segment.

The SUV is being launched in seven variants and across three engine options - 110PS diesel, 85PS diesel and 104PS petrol.

''Terrano perfectly embodies our spirit of delivering innovation and excitement to our customers. It proudly carries forward the legacy established by our SUVs like Pathfinder and Patrol. We are confident that Terrano's stylish exterior, premium interior and a well-balanced dynamic package will appeal to SUV lovers in India. Terrano is an important product for us and will set the pace for future product launches slated for 2014,'' said Kenichiro Yomura, President, Nissan India Operations.

Nitish Tipnis, Director (Sales & Marketing) at Hover Automotive India (the sales company for Nissan in India) said: ''Our combined efforts have paid off with the initial feedback and encouragement we have received through the quantum of bookings clocked in the pre-sales period. With the expansion of our dealership network nationwide, we will continue growing within the market and look forward to a promising year with the Terrano being one of the most successful products ever launched in our product portfolio.''

Terrano comes with a choice of three powerplants. The 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine will be offered in two states of tune, developing 110PS and 85PS, respectively. A 1.6-litre petrol engine churning out 104PS completes the range. The 110PS diesel comes with a 6-speed transmission, while the rest of the range gets a 5-speed gearbox.

The 85PS diesel will be available in base XE, XL and XL Plus trims where as the 110PS diesel will be available THP XL, XV and the top of the line XV Premium trims. The petrol variant will only be available in the mid-level XL trim.

The Terrano will be available in six colours - pearl white, blade silver, bronze grey, sapphire back, sterling grey and fire red.

Terrano Price
Terrano 85PS diesel
XL Plus
Price in INR (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Rs 9,59,999
Rs 10,66,300
Rs 10,94,050
Terrano 110PS diesel
XV Premium
Price in INR (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Rs 11,33,300
Rs 12,16,350
Rs 12,46,350
Terrano 104PS Petrol
Price in INR (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Rs 9,79,300