Facelifted 2021 Nissan Terra Debuts With Significant Design Changes
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Facelifted 2021 Nissan Terra Debuts With Significant Design Changes

The 2021 Nissan Terra (called the X-Terra in Middle East) receives a number of significant exterior and interior design changes.

The Nissan Terra three-row body-on-frame SUV (or pickup-based passenger vehicle) went on sale in 2018, which means this vehicle is ripe for a facelift. Thankfully, the Japanese automaker did just that and gave the 2021 Nissan Terra (called the X-Terra in the Middle East) a slightly revised exterior design and a thoroughly modernized interior to keep it competitive in the midsize SUV segment.

Facelifted 2021 Nissan Terra Debuts With Significant Design Changes

On the outside, the 2021 Nissan Terra gains a new LED headlight design with boomerang C-shaped LED daytime running lights. There’s also a slightly enlarged version of Nissan’s V-Motion grille and a more aggressive front bumper design, giving this SUV a more imposing road presence. Of course, the obligatory new alloy wheel designs are also there, along with new LED taillights and a revised rear tailgate design.

2021 Nissan Terra Interior

Despite being late to the party, the Nissan Terra’s interior didn’t really stand out that much compared to its competitors. It shared the same utilitarian dashboard from the Nissan Navara pickup on which it’s based, which uses a ton of hard plastic. For the 2021 model year, Nissan has overhauled the interior to keep it fresh amidst newer competition with their more premium interior designs. There’s a new steering wheel and a completely new dashboard that now features upgraded materials and an upgraded 9-inch Nissan Connect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

For the Middle Eastern market, the 2021 Nissan Terra will be powered by a 2.5-liter inline-4 naturally-aspirated gasoline engine that produces 165 hp and 241 Nm of torque and is mated to a 7-speed automatic. Here in the ASEAN region, it is expected to be powered by the Navara’s 2.5-liter inline-4 turbo diesel engine that produces 190 hp and 450 Nm of torque, also mated to a 7-speed automatic.

As with most modern cars nowadays, the Nissan Terra can be equipped with a suite of advanced driver-assist systems. Called Nissan Intelligent Mobility, this suite of driver convenience and safety features include automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic alert. However, we find it surprising for Nissan not to equip the Terra with radar-guided adaptive cruise control, which all of its competitors now have.

The 2021 Nissan Terra is expected to go on sale first in the Middle East before going on sale in other markets around the world.

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