The facelifted 2022 Nissan Terra has officially been teased for the Philippine market. This is thanks to a couple of social media posts by the Japanese automaker along with the launch of a microsite for their upcoming midsize body-on-frame SUV.
The new Nissan Terra has already been leaked on social media, which means we can officially confirm that it should be arriving sooner rather than later. We can also confirm that it will look basically the same as the Terra (or X-Terra) that was launched first in the Middle East late last year.
With that in mind, the 202w Nissan Terra gains a new quad-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, which means that the Terra looks far less like an SUV version of the Navara but rather an SUV with its own identity. The 18-inch alloy wheels are also new, along with the new LED taillights and a revised rear tailgate design.
One thing that we did not like about the Nissan Terra is its utilitarian interior. That fortunately won’t be the case with the facelifted model anymore. Nissan has overhauled the interior of the 2022 Terra to keep it fresh amidst newer competition. There’s a new steering wheel and a completely new leather-wrapped dashboard that now features upgraded materials. Also new for the Terra is an upgraded 9-inch Nissan Connect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while rear passengers will most likely continue to enjoy a rear-seat entertainment system.
For the Philippine market, we expect the 2022 Nissan Terra to feature a carry-over 2.5-liter inline-4 turbo diesel engine that produces 190 hp and 450 Nm of torque, while transmission options will most likely be a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic. Expected of course 4×2 and 4×4 models as well.
The 2022 Nissan Terra will continue to feature the Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite of advanced driver-assist systems, which should include automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, 360-degree camera, and a digital rearview mirror. Unfortunately, the Middle Eastern Nissan Terra does not feature adaptive cruise control, so it’s safe to say that this will most likely be the case for the Philippine market Terra.
No official launch date has been given yet for the 2022 Nissan Terra, but based on the presence of the vehicle in our country already, the Terra’s launch should happen sooner rather than later. Perhaps it may have only been delayed by the imposition of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in NCR.