Nissan unveils Terrano compact SUV

Updated: August 21, 2013 11:22 IST

With the launch of the Terrano, which Nissan will produce at its factory near Chennai and for which it will start taking orders next month onwards, the Japanese automaker is trying to take advantage of a segment in which a Ford Motor Co executive said he expects to see continued growth.

Nissan unveils Terrano compact SUV
Nissan Motor Co on Tuesday unveiled its redesigned Terrano compact sport utility vehicle in India, aiming to tap the relatively strong demand for affordable crossover vehicles, despite the doldrums the country's overall auto market has suffered this year.
Nissan unveils Terrano compact SUV
The Nissan Terrano will be offered with three engines. The 1.6-litre petrol engine produces 101 PS of power and 145 Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre k9k diesel engine comes in two variants - 85 PS at 200 Nm and 110 PS at 248 Nm.
Nissan unveils Terrano compact SUV
With the launch of the Terrano, which Nissan will produce at its factory near Chennai and for which it will start taking orders next month onwards, the Japanese automaker is trying to take advantage of a segment that is seeing growth in a slowing industry.
Nissan unveils Terrano compact SUV
Though sales of sport utility vehicles fell 17.5 per cent last month, the first monthly slide in four years, the segment had been a rare bright spot in India's otherwise gloomy auto market.
Nissan unveils Terrano compact SUV
Nissan hopes the Terrano, which will start at a price below Rs 10 lakh, will appeal to existing SUV buyers as well as those looking to "graduate" to SUVs, said Kenichiro Yomura, CEO of Nissan Motor India.

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