Dechromed 2021 Nissan Terra VL coming to local lineup soon

Updated Jan 29, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It looks bolder and sportier.

Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) launched an updated Terra VL variant that will put a smile on individuals who are not a fan of chrome trims. The reason for this is that the 2021 Nissan Terra VL comes with blacked-out trims, which gives it a sportier appeal.   

Nissan Terra VL

2021 Nissan Terra VL

The de-chromed Nissan Terra comes with gloss black accents seen on the radiator grille and front bumper. The blacked-out treatment is also seen on the door handles, side mirrors, and step boards. Of note, the 2021 Nissan Terra VL comes with glossy black alloy wheels.

Nissan Terra VL interior shot

Interior of the Nissan Terra VL

The blacked-out trims extend to the interior of the 2021 Nissan Terra VL. It now features dark chrome accents and dual-tone leather seat trims. It still comes with an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen, leather-wrapped steering wheel, zero-gravity seats, among others. 

Nissan Terra VL trim rear shot

The Nissan Terra VL comes with black alloy wheels

Under the hood, the 2021 Nissan Terra VL is still powered by a 2.5-liter diesel engine that delivers 187 hp and 450 Nm of torque. The engine is connected to a seven-speed automatic transmission. 

The updated exterior of the Terra VL is meant to give Nissan PH’s midsize SUV a fresh look for this year. Moreover, the 2021 Terra VL is designed to go head-to-head with its segment rivals that have also ditched exterior chrome trims. One of the midsize SUVs in the market that also comes with blacked-out trims is the Ford Everest Sport.

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Ford Everest Sport front shot

Ford Everest Sport

Similar to what Nissan did to the 2021 Terra VL, the Ford Everest Sport has a black grille, bumper, and side mirrors. It is also fitted with a set of 20-inch alloy wheels.

On the other hand, Nissan Philippines President and Managing Director Atsushi Najima said that the LEAF electric vehicle (EV) is coming soon. However, Najima did not confirm the exact launch date of the said EV. 

Nissan LEAF front shot

Nissan LEAF

As a review, Nissan first announced its plans to bring the LEAF in the Philippines last March 2019. But since then, the LEAF has yet to make its local launch.

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Nissan Terra

<p>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 other 7-seater midsize SUVs such as <a href="" title="Toyota Fortuner Philkotse Car Guide">Toyota Fortuner</a>, <a href="" title="Ford Everest Philkotse Car Guide">Ford Everest</a>, <a href="" title="Isuzu mu-X Philkotse Car Guide">Isuzu mu-X</a>, and <a href="" title="Mitsubishi Montero Sport Philkotse Car Guide">Mitsubishi Montero Sport</a>.</p> <p>There are five variants available in the Philippines today namely,&nbsp;the base 2.5 EL MT 4x2,&nbsp;EL AT 4x2, 2.5 VE AT 4x2,&nbsp;2.5 VL AT 4x2, and top-of-the-line 2.5 VL AT 4x4. It is offered with various body options including&nbsp;Aspen Pearl White, Galaxy Black, Brilliant Silver, Earth Brown, Fiery Red, Flare Metallic Gold, and Lunar Metallic Gray.</p>

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Martin Aguilar

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Martin is the Content Editor of Philkotse. His love for cars first started when he got a remote-controlled toy as a birthday present. Then, Martin’s interest in cars was further developed through his family’s humble collection of Japanese cars.

Martin started his writing career as an editorial assistant and writer for various magazines under ABS-CBN Publishing. Before joining Philkotse, Martin was a writer for Autoindustriya then shifted gears in 2017 to become the editor for AutoDeal.

Aside from his interest in cars, Martin loves to read crime-thriller novels, play basketball in the virtual world, eat tapsilog, and go for random road trip adventures.

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