Brent Co / Zhengzhou Nissan | March 16, 2018 00:26
Nissan reveals more details on new Terra ladder-frame SUV to debut in China
Nissan China has finally set the date for the global reveal of the much-awaited Terra for April 12, two weeks before its likely show debut at the 2018 Auto China in Beijing.
After officially confirming its name and releasing official late last month, Nissan now drops some official details on its upcoming SUV. Not that it was a surprise as we reported about the upcoming model since July 2014 where the Navara Chief Engineer revealed that they started developing the pickup-based SUV.
As earlier revealed, the Terra will feature the latest iteration of Nissan's V-Motion front face. It will be equipped with LED projector headlamps for higher-end variants and 18-inch alloy wheels. The Terra's fascia likely gives a preview of the updated Navara pickup, as well.
The Terra is 4,882 mm long, 1,850 mm wide, and 1,835 mm tall with a 2,850 mm wheelbase. It measures up to par with the larger models among its segment competitors.
The Terra is expected to be fitted QR25DE 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated gasoline engine for the Chinese market, it will be rated at 184 PS. This will be mated to either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic with 4WD as an option.
Other markets are expected to carry the 2.3-liter YS23DDT and YS23DDTT (twin turbo) engines as well as the 2.5-liter YD25DDTi engines.
Inside, the Terra will come with a carried over dashboard from the Navara pickup. Like its pickup base, it is expected to have 'zero gravity' front seats as well. The official image released for China shows that it will come with a touchscreen infotainment system. And the automaker says that it will come with their "latest smart technologies", likely to include 'around view monitor' which debuted recently in the Philippine market Navara pickup.
As shown in the image above, the Terra will have a flat-folding third row seats. Nissan also says that its long wheelbase will allow it to have a voluminous cargo space as well as versatile seat configuration to suit different needs of customers.
The Navara-based ladder-frame SUV will go against the Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Everest, Isuzu mu-X, Mitsubishi Montero Sport and Toyota Fortuner.
It is expected to be launch in Thailand next, it will be assembled at Nissan's Bangna plant where the Navara is produced.