It was back in May 2018 when Nissan officially launched the Terra for the Philippine market. While it was late to the lucrative seven-seater pickup-platform vehicle (PPV) market, it quickly built a reputation and became one of the brand's best-sellers along with the Navara pick-up truck. It then received a modest update for the 2020 model year when it was given a new nose, an upgraded infotainment system, and a revised tailgate design.
Clearly, the SUV could use a design refresh, and it looks like we won't have to wait long for that to happen. Just recently, pictures of what appeared to be the 2021 Nissan Terra made their way onto social media. Posted at a Facebook Group called 'Terra Club Thailand', the heavily-camouflaged SUV appears to be undergoing tests on public roads.
While it may be difficult to spot what Nissan exactly did to the Terra, it looks like the SUV will have a chunkier-looking exterior. Based on the pictures, the 2021 Terra will have a bigger rear bumper, a slightly larger spoiler, as well as what looks to be a bigger centerpiece for the tailgate.
The doors and fenders, on the other hand, might also come with some minor revisions since both appear to have some fake body panels attached to hide the changes. Finally, it appears that the taillights will have a different look altogether.
There are no pictures of the Terra's redesigned front fascia yet. However, we do have an idea of what it could actually look like. Last May, Nissan revealed that they will be revealing a total of 13 models in the next 18 months. Included in the teaser is a side profile of the Terra and we also got a glimpse of its refreshed face.
Based on the shady silhouette, it looks it will have a Patrol-like design with its distinct headlights, and bolder LED daytime running lights. We have yet to see the V-Motion grille, but we won't be surprised if it will have a bigger or more prominent design.
With just six months left before 2020 ends, Nissan appears to be putting out all the stops in getting the Terra for its eventual launch next year. And with the company already putting out the Rogue/X-Trail, and the Kicks, having the 2021 Terra (or 2021 Navara) out next could help with Nissan's sales figures amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Once it officially debuts, we're hoping that the PH-spec 2021 Terra and Navara could be built at Mitsubishi's plant in Laguna.