Nissan Terra 2018 – Everything we know for now
Back in October 2017, worldwide car enthusiast circles got stirred up because of the announcement about an all-new Nissan Navara-based SUV to arrive in 2018. The much-awaited car is named Nissan Terra 2018. The vehicle is known to continue its brother Xterra launched in 1999 and initially expected to be dubbed Pathfinder and Paladin.
The Terra is known to continue the Pathfinder and Paladin
For Filipinos, time for your long wait to behold this much-awaited SUV has finally elapsed and now, you can stretch out your arms to welcome it landing onto our shores. Let’s look through our brief report on Philkotse.com to gain an overview of what the pickup-based SUV from Nissan has to offer.
Nissan Terra SUV 2018 previewed, debuts in April
1. Nissan Terra 2018 Exterior
Although claimed to be developed from the Nissan Navara NP300, the Nissan Terra 2018 exterior still features a number of distinctive styling cues.
Up front, the SUV seems to be a modified version of the Nissan Terrano. In particular, the Nissan Terra owns a muscular look thanks to the brand’s signature V-shaped chrome grille and a set of sharply-designed head lights which feature project units and LED daytime running lamps. Also noticeable at the front fascia are the massive air intake, the chunky front bumper and the blacked-out fog light housings with chrome trim.
Nissan Terra owns a muscular look thanks to the brand’s signature V-shaped chrome grille
As for the side profile, the Terra 2018 looks even bolder thanks to:
- Big set of 18-inch alloy wheels;
- Flared fenders;
- Blackened glass area;
- Signal indicator featured ORVMs with chrome-trimmed caps;
- Chrome-finished door handles;
- Generous ground clearance which is visible due to its high sitting stance.
The Terra 2018 looks even bolder thanks to large set of alloy wheels
Further down to the rear, there is a chrome trim which combines the unique set of tail lamps together. Speaking of its overall dimension, the Terra SUV measures 4,882 mm x 1,850 mm x 1,835 mm (L x W x H) with a wheelbase of 2,850 mm. When compared to the Toyota Fortuner, this Nissan PPV is longer in terms of both length and wheelbase with an extra of 87 mm for the former and 105 mm for the latter. Worth of note, the car has a decent ground clearance of 220 mm with 26° departure angle and 33° approach angle.
2. Nissan Terra 2018 Interior
Stepping inside, the Nissan Terra 2018 interior closely resembles the car it's inspired. In detail, it is decked with a sloping dashboard and a V-shaped steering wheel. Other than that, the higher-end variants are far coddled with an automatic climate control system with rear air vents.
With reference to space, the SUV is well capable of accommodating seven passengers with three seating rows. Ingress and egress to the 3rd row are currently more effortlessly owing to an installation of an automatic tumble function for seats at the second row. Simply push a button on the dash to move in or out.
The Nissan 7-seat SUV is expected to offer a spacious cabin
There are some spy shots unveiling the car’s interior
Speaking of safety features, like the revised X-Trail, the Nissan Terra 2018 is very protective with a host of Nissan's Intelligent Mobility Features such as:
- Intelligent Rear View Mirror
- 360-degree around-view monitor
- Rear cross traffic alert
- Lane departure warning
- Reverse camera
- Hill-descent control
- Vehicle dynamic control
- Tire pressure monitoring system
- Parking sensors
3. Nissan Terra 2018 Engine & Performance
It is already confirmed to ride on the same body-on-frame chassis found in the Nissan Navara pickup truck. So, the Terra features the same 4x4 as well as potent off-road ability from its brother.
The Terra features the same 4x4 as well as potent off-road ability from its brother
Dissimilar to the Chinese-mode Terra which packs a 2.5L QR25 gasoline engine, the Terra in ASEAN market is motivated by a 2.5L YD25DDTi turbo-diesel unit which, of course, is borrowed from the Nissan pickup. This hefty engine can push out 187 hp and 450 Nm of torque, working in tandem with a 7-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission.
Terra builds on Nissan's strong SUV heritage
The Terra in ASEAN market is motivated by a 2.5L YD25DDTi turbo-diesel unit
4. Nissan Terra 2018 Price & Release Date in the Philippines
The Nissan Terra made its official debut for the first time at 2018 Beijing Auto Show on the April 12, 2018. Afterwards, its production was reported to have already begun at Zhengzhou Nissan Joint Venture facility.
As per Nissan’s plans, after having made its world premiere in China, the Terra 2018 went on sale in Thailand in the 2nd-half of 2018, followed by other select Asian markets soon after and the Philippines is among them.
And finally, we got it! In our shores, this pick-up passenger vehicle (PPV) will go head-to-head with the Isuzu D-Max, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, and Toyota Fortuner. The official price of the all-new Nissan Terra 2018 has been announced. This pickup-based SUV can be had for from P1,499,000. Let's check out its recently-updated price in the table below.
|Nissan Terra 2.5L Premium 4x4 7AT||P2,096,000|
|Nissan Terra 2.5L Premium 4x2 7AT||P1,899,000|
|Nissan Terra 2.5L High 4x2 7AT||P1,697,000|
|Nissan Terra 2.5L Mid 4x2 7AT||P1,615,000|
|Nissan Terra 2.5L Mid 4x2 6MT||P1,499,000|
>>> View latest-updated Nissan Terra price list with estimated monthly payment
In the local market, this pickup-based SUV can be had for from P1,499,000
The Nissan Terra will go head-to-head with the Isuzu D-Max, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, and Toyota Fortuner
>>> Look through our Nissan Navara 2018 review on Philkotse.com to have a fairer comparison between these two models.