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Nissan Terra to shake up the PPV market

Nissan Terra to shake up the PPV market image

Jose Altoveros / Nissan | February 26, 2018 11:06

Nissan finally reveals Terra SUV, official debut confirmed for China

Last year, we got our first look at Nissan's upcoming SUV based on the Navara and supposedly called the Terra. Soon after, a unit was spotted testing on Philippine roads albeit with camouflage.

Now the covers have officially come off, and Nissan has just released the first official images of the all-new Terra SUV ahead of it's debut in China later this year.

From the photos, it seems that the leaked photos were spot on. The Terra features a design similar to that of the Navara, especially the front fascia, but has a redesigned front bumper, a larger V-Motion grill and new LED headlights to give it a distinct look over its pick-up brother.

2018 Nissan Terra SUV revealed, confirmed for global debut

The Terra has a very muscular look all around with pronounced wheelarches and crisp creases all around; surprisingly, Nissan didn't use any black plastic flares or cladding. At the rear, it has a unique set of taillights that appear linked via a chrome trim.

2018 Nissan Terra SUV revealed, confirmed for global debut

The Terra shares a very similar cabin as the Nissan Navara with many components essentially just carried over like the dashboard, trim, and other bits and pieces. Based on the press photo, leather seats and a dual-zone climate control system will be made available on the China-market Terra.

2018 Nissan Terra SUV revealed, confirmed for global debut

Despite dropping the first official images of the Terra, no technical details have been revealed for now. Nissan did say however that further powertrain and equipment information “will be made available in April” likely during it's debut at the Beijing Auto Show.

What we do know is that the Japanese marque's upcoming pick-up passenger vehicle (PPV) figther will be based on same body-on-frame platform that underpins the Navara. That said, expect the same 4x4 and off-road ruggedness to be found on the upcoming Terra. Locally, the Navara is only available with a 2.5-liter turbo diesel engine mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual.

According to Nissan, the Terra will be first go on sale in China “this Spring”. Other Asian markets will soon follow.