It’s been two years since Nissan launched the Terra both in China and in ASEAN markets such as the Philippines. Following the carmaker’s 18-month plan, it’s time to launch a new iteration of its midsize SUV.
A glimpse of what to expect on the upcoming 2021 Nissan Terra
Nissan fans should have saved the date by now: November 25, 2020. And to further pique everyone’s curiosity, Nissan released a teaser video on YouTube. If it’s anything to go by, the changes might not be too drastic.
The 2021 Nissan Terra teaser video
The clip opens to an extreme closeup of the new Terra’s headlamps, which have ditched the projector design in favor of a quad-LED setup that more closely resembles that on the new Navara which was just recently launched in Thailand. However, the daytime running lights are even shorter at the bottom.
The headlamps have been redesigned into a quad-LED array
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Another thing to note are the revised tail lamps, now carrying a dual LED signature compared to the single element on the current model. The new design looks sportier and more aggressive, which should visually offset the Terra’s bulk.
Comparing it with Nissan’s previous corporate teaser, it looks like the Nissan Terra will largely retain the outgoing model’s silhouette, although the nose on the upcoming SUV looks rather clipped, hinting at a redesigned fascia. The hood could undergo changes as well, featuring more prominent strakes along the sides.
The rear LED tail lamps now look more aggressive than before
If the leaked images are anything to go by, the front skid plate will be moved farther up on the front bumper, while the foglamps will be placed inside vertical housings. Inside, the 2021 Nissan Terra will possibly be sporting a revised dashboard with more angular air vents and a redesigned center stack.
One interesting bit is the Nissan X-Perience phrase at the end of the clip. The significance of the letter X has yet to be made clear, but Nissan’s deliberate use of the spelling could forebode something major, whether as a design element or even the model name itself. In any case, we’ll all have to wait until November 25 to find out.
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Know more about Nissan Terra
The all-new Nissan Terra is a midsize Sports Utility Vehicle that promises you one thing: It can take you anywhere. Flaunting a sculpted physique and packed with exciting innovations, this versatile vehicle is meant to compete with the popular Toyota Fortuner, the Ford Everest, the Isuzu mu-X, and the Mitsubishi Montero Sport. There are five variants available in the Philippines today: the Nissan Terra 2.5 EL MT 4x2, the Nissan Terra 2.5 EL AT 4x2, the Nissan Terra 2.5 VE AT 4x2, the Nissan Terra 2.5 VL AT 4x2, and the Nissan Terra 2.5 VL AT 4x4. It comes in Aspen Pearl White, Galaxy Black, Brilliant Silver, Earth Brown, Fiery Red, Flare Metallic Gold, and Lunar Metallic Gray.
Joseph Paolo Estabillo
Joseph has been a member of various car clubs since he got his driver's license in 2004 – old enough to remember riding in taxicabs with analog meters, but his fascination with cars goes way back. After nearly two decades of working in broadcast media, he shifted gears by coming on board as Philkotse’s first Filipino member and staff writer in 2017.
Apart from his role in Philkotse, Joseph has written episodes for Drive, which has been airing on CNN Philippines for five seasons running. He has also delivered content for various car dealerships based in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Jeep, Dodge, among others.
Keeping his hopes high and his revs low, he dreams about owning a Kei car when he retires. Hates slow parkers.