Nissan in the Philippines has opened the new year by unveiling an updated 2021 Nissan Terra VL variant at the recent virtual media thanksgiving event. The Japanese automaker introduced the upgraded variant of its popular mid-size SUV in the Philippines with an enhanced aexterior and interior, giving the vehicle a refreshed and bolder look.
For the 2021 model year, the Nissan Terra VL variant receives a host of blacked out exterior details. These include a gloss black front radiator grille, gloss black front bumper and fog lamp accents, and gloss black door handles and door mirrors. It also has a dark chrome rear license plate finisher, gloss black side steps, and gloss black alloy wheels. These features definitely make the Terra sportier and more aggressive.
The refreshed variant also has a new interior with dark chrome accents and dual-tone leather seat trims, giving the interior a more premium and edgier touch. Because this is the top trim VL variant, this variant gets an 8-inch Nissan Advanced Display Audio infotainment system, which features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This is also where the 360-degree camera is also displayed.
The introduction of the updated Terra comes on the heels of retail sales reports, wherein Nissan closed 2020 among the top 3 automotive brands in the country with an 8.9 percent market share. The Nissan Navara pick-up remains the brand’s top seller, contributing 42.1 percent of its total sales. The Nissan Urvan and the Nissan Terra were also strong sellers for the company, contributing 23.6 percent and 17.9 percent of the year’s sales, respectively.
According to President and Managing Director of Nissan in the Philippines Atsushi Najima, the past year allowed the company to draw strength from the passion of its people and the heritage of the brand.
“In 2020, we explored and executed innovative ways to reach our customers by introducing more digital and online solutions. We were also able to reach out to our communities through our donations to the Philippine Red Cross and to our medical frontliners, as well as partner with the Department of Tourism to advocate the revival of the Philippine economy. There may be challenges in this new year, but with the safety of our employees, partners, customers and communities on top, we are ready to take them on with a renewed spirit of boldness and daring the impossible,” Najima said.