2021 Nissan Terra Old vs. New: Spot the differences

Updated Nov 26, 2020 | Same topic: Old vs New: Spot the Differences

The facelift made the Terra look tougher than before.

The new 2021 Nissan Terra facelift is now out in the form of the X-Terra for the Middle East. The Japanese carmaker did an excellent job in redesigning the Terra for its mid-cycle refresh.

The new Terra SUV now joins its pickup sibling, the Navara, as the Nissan vehicles that are promised to bring new and innovative updates. The new Nissan Navara is expected to be launched in the country in early 2021.

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As for the new Terra, Nissan Philippines hasn’t released any statement regarding the matter. So for now, here are some updates the Nissan has done on the 2021 Terra and see how it compares with the outgoing model.

2021 Nissan Terra Old vs New: Exterior

The Terra’s V-Motion grille is retained in the new release. However, the grille is redesigned to make it look flashier. The sides of the V-Motion grille appear to be slimmer and now come with an angle. Meanwhile, the bottom part of the V-Motion grille is now barely noticeable.

The probable reason why Nissan decided to tone down the bottom part of the V-Motion grille is to make the new four horizontal chrome bars look better. Overall, the newly-designed grille helps the new Terra emphasize its large and SUV-like proportions.

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Old vs new (front): 2021 Nissan Terra

The headlights are also redesigned to add two layers. Each layer hosts two headlamps that Nissan calls Ice Cubes. The bottom layer functions as the regular headlights, while the top layer functions as the high beam headlights.

Complementing the new headlight design is the Nissan Patrol-inspired C-shaped daytime running lights (DRLs). However, Nissan shared that the new Terra’s DRLs have been evolved from the Patrol and are interpreted in its own distinctive way.

Another front fascia feature that has been revamped is the bumper. It sports multiple layers to make it look tougher and fuller. With the new bumper design, a new fog lamp housing is added to bring a sturdier off-road presence.

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Old vs new (side): 2021 Nissan Terra

The new Terra almost has the same side profile as the outgoing model. The only added feature is the new 18-inch wheels to complement the facelift version. Just like the outgoing model, the new Terra is also offered with seven color options, but they don’t share the same options.

These color options include Red S, Brown PM, Black, Gray FPM, Silver M, Red PM, and White 3P. Meanwhile, the PH-spec Nissan Terra is offered with Earth Brown, Lunar Metallic Gray, Flare Metallic Gold, Fiery Red, Galaxy Black, Brilliant Silver, and Aspen Pearl White.

At the back, the new Terra received a significant amount of updates. The chrome trim that expands the width of the taillights now comes with an inverted V design, while the outgoing model comes with straight chrome trim.

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Old vs new (rear): 2021 Nissan Terra

The taillights now sport a twin horizontal design that makes the rear fascia look sleeker and modern. The rear bumper is also emphasized with a chrome finish to make the new Terra look like it is protected and armored.

Nissan shared that the new Terra is meant to come with characteristics such as tough, modern, and upscale. In consideration of the new updates Nissan did on the 2021 Nissan Terra, it is safe to say that the facelift is a success.

2021 Nissan Terra Old vs New: Interior

The new Terra got a handful of updates to offer a more premium and luxurious feeling for both the drivers and passengers. Nissan equipped the new Terra with a new 9-inch infotainment screen that comes with functional dials for easier navigation.

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Old vs new (interior): 2021 Nissan Terra

The 9-inch infotainment screen is complemented by eight premium Bose speakers for a fuller entertainment experience. The 8-inch infotainment screen is also still available for the lower trims just like what the current PH-spec Terra currently offers.

The dashboard is also redesigned to host a full-width horizontal design. This helps the interior look wider and more spacious as the new dash design stretches from door to door. The new Terra comes with a design that maximizes its large proportions which help it further solidify its midsize SUV nature.

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2021 Nissan Terra Old vs New: Engine

Powering the new Terra or X-Terra in the Middle East is a 2.5-liter DOHC inline-4 gasoline engine capable of generating 165 hp and 241 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 7-speed automatic transmission and is available with either a rear-wheel or 4WD drivetrain.

The gasoline engine is highly unlikely to be introduced by Nissan Philippines as the local midsize SUVs all use diesel engines. The PH-spec Terra, on the other hand, is powered by a 2.5-liter YD25 diesel engine capable of generating 190 hp and 450 Nm of torque.

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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.

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