2018 Nissan Terra: This Is Nissan’s PPV Contender

This is Nissan's contender to the ultra-competitive PPV segment.

After the Terra has been leaked in China a couple of months ago, the Nissan Terra is finally ready to bow down to the world. Nissan’s PPV is currently bound for China only, at least for now.

The Nissan Terra’s front looks similar to the Navara’s, but it looks sleek and cohesive, and it avoids being slab-sided by having some creases and curves in its side profile. We can see Nissan’s V-Motion grille, large headlights with LED daytime running lights, bulging wheel arches, and chrome trimmings. The rear meanwhile looks rather conservative, but does a good job of looking well proportioned against the rest of the body.

We now have a good glimpse of the PPV’s interior, and it looks almost unchanged from the Navara pick-up on which it is based, which may be a good or bad thing, depending on your preference, as most of the Terra’s rivals have very different interiors from its pick-up siblings.

Whereas the Nissan X-Trail are now unibody, road-biased crossovers, body-on-frame vehicle still have a following in countries such as the Philippines. Nissan even says that one in six of its vehicles sold globally is a frame-based vehicle or light commercial product (vehicle), with the Terra being the first vehicle to launch be launched under the company’s mid-term plan, which includes the goal of increasing sales of LCVs by 40 per cent by 2022.

We don’t know any powertrain specifics yet, though we suspect it’ll use the NP300’s  2.5 liter DOHC inline-4 VGS (Variable Geometry System) turbocharged diesel engine, producing 190 hp and 450 Nm of torque, mated to a 7-Speed automatic.

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