After debuting the facelifted Navara several weeks ago, some of us were wondering when Nissan will launch the updated Terra. At the time, our best bet was in a few months, but we're glad to report it will be much earlier than expected.
Nissan made the launch date official for the 2021 Terra, so set your calendars on November 25 for the reveal. But before we see the whole SUV, Nissan gave us a little teaser, showing us its headlights and taillights.
As far as facelifts go, this seems to be an extensive update. Yes, it still rides on the current platform, but there are significant changes to the design. The headlights are slimmer compared to the present model, and it gets the same quad-LED treatment from the Navara. With that, Nissan is keen to make the Terra more distinct from its pick-up counterpart, the Navara.
Also shown are the redesigned taillights, and it looks nothing like before. It's more angular than the ones sitting in showrooms at the moment, and two LED strips add further distinction from the pre-facelift model. With the changes made to the taillights, we're expecting a new tailgate as well.
Looking at the previous teaser, it also looks like the side profile is slightly different. The headlight and grille combination has resulted in a lower, slightly flatter hood. It does retain the bulges at the corners, which was one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Terra. As for the rest of the body, it appears unchanged.
We're also anticipating a major overhaul of the interior. While there are no official photos of the cabin yet, alleged patent photos are floating around the web right now. If the leaked images are true, the dashboard is no longer a clone of the Navara's panel. The shape is different, with the aircon vents, instrument panel housing, and center console being the most obvious changes. It's also possible that the 2021 Terra will get a digital instrument for top-spec variants.
Now for the engines, and it's almost certain that these are carry-overs from the present Terra. Depending on the country, the Terra gets a 2.3-liter twin-turbo diesel, a single-turbo 2.5-liter diesel, and a gas-fed 2.5-liter mill. Transmission options are also likely the same, which includes a six-speed manual and a seven-speed automatic.
We'll have more info once the SUV is out. But for now, November 25 can't come soon enough.