The wait is almost over. With the 2022 Nissan Terra already available in Thailand, it's only a matter of time before Nissan Philippines Inc (NPI) launches the updated SUV in the country. In fact, an eagle-eyed viewer was able to take photos of the refreshed Terra completely uncamouflaged ahead of its debut.
Featuring an all-new design inside and out, the updated Terra no longer resembles its pick-up truck sibling, the Navara. Borrowing some inspiration from the more luxurious Patrol, the Terra now looks like a downsized version of Nissan's flagship SUV. But just how different does the redesigned Terra look compared to the outgoing model?
Let's start by looking at their faces. Gone are the Navara-shaped headlights, and it now comes with its own unique set. Similar to the pick-up, high-end versions of the Terra will come with the new quad LED lights along with the new inverted L-shaped daytime running lights. The grille is replaced by a larger unit, which sports a different design. Last but not least is the revised bumper and foglight bezels that give the vehicle a meaner look.
At the rear, the Terra receives new LED taillights, a restyled tailgate with a new chrome trim that sits above the 'Terra' badge, and a revised bumper with an integrated skid plate. Even the rear reflectors have been updated and moved near the bottom of the bumper.
Overall, the updated styling breathes new life into the SUV and gives it a more upmarket look. But if you were impressed with the exterior, wait until you see what Nissan did to the Terra's interior.
It's no longer an exact copy of the Navara's dashboard. The overall shape is different and is more sophisticated-looking than before. There are new aircon vents, an updated instrument panel housing, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, a redesigned center stack with a larger touchscreen infotainment system, a new automatic climate control panel, and a revised gear selector. On higher-grade versions, the 2022 Terra will even come with a two-tone interior and wireless charging.
Nissan Philippines has not announced when the all-new Terra will be launched. But given that the automaker is already selling it in Thailand combined with local teaser posts, its debut might be days away.
What do you think of the Terra's updated looks? Does it look better than the outgoing model? Or do you think Nissan could have done more to change its appearance? Let us know in the comments.