The facelifted 2022 Nissan Terra has now reached the ASEAN region, which means that a Philippine launch should also happen sooner rather than later. Because Nissan Philippines has already teased the facelifted Terra’s arrival in our country, the model that made its debut in Thailand will be a reflection of what we could expect in our market.
With that in mind, the 2022 Nissan Terra gains a new quad-LED headlight design with boomerang C-shaped LED daytime running lights that are 34 percent brighter than the ones in the outgoing model. The rest of the car is already familiar to most of you at this point, such as the new, enlarged V-Motion grille, new 18-inch wheels, and its new tailgate design with a new pair of LED taillights. Oh, and for the first time ever, the Nissan Terra comes with a powered tailgate right out of the factory.
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 wireless Apple CarPlay (a first in its segment) and Android Auto, while an 11-inch rear entertainment system is also available. Also gone is the mechanical handbrake in lieu of an electronic parking brake. Also, the Terra comes with front and side acoustic glass in order for occupants to fully enjoy its new 8-speaker Bose sound system.
The Thai-market 2022 Nissan Terra is powered by a new 2.3-liter inline-4 turbo diesel engine that produces 190 hp and 450 Nm of torque, and is mated to a 7-speed automatic. 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 the same exact power figures, 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 refreshed Nissan Terra still does not have radar-guided adaptive cruise control, unlike all of its rivals.
With Nissan Philippines already teasing the arrival of the 2022 Terra, the ASEAN launch of its Thai-market counterpart is a reflection of what we can expect for our market.