Nissan Terrano

Overview of the car




16 Mileage

50 Litres

2 AirBags

5 Seater

2 Years / 80,000 kms

Performance Metrics

kilometers per hour

Top Speed


0-100 kph


Turning Cycle
Tech Specs


1461 cc
Max Power
109 bhp
25 kgm
Number of Cylinder(s)


Wheel Base
2673 mm
Ground Clearance
205 mm
475 ltrs
Turning Circle
10.4 mtrs
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Suspension & Chassis

Front Suspension
Independent Mc Pherson Strut With Coil Springs And Anti-Roll Bar
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam Axle with Anti-Roll Bar
Steering Type
Hydraulic Power Assisted
Front: 215/65 R16
Rear: 215/65 R16
Front Brakes
Rear Brakes
Reviews and Video

Narain Says

The Terrano has a brilliant ride and it smothers even the biggest of potholes with ease and you don’t have to slow down for rough roads. It feels very stable at high speeds and the car’s direct steering makes it a fun to drive car.


Hormazd Says

Given the premium it commands over its French cousin Duster, the Terrano needs a major update to its interiors and exteriors to keep things fresh. Nissan is readying a mid-cycle refresh that will come to showrooms in a few months.

TorqueX Review

What you’ll like?

Build Quality, Ride

What you won’t like?

Poor Ergonomics

TorqueX Says

The Terrano Steers and Drives with the Precision of A Saloon or A Hatchback

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Autocar Review

Nissan Terrano Review, Road Test

Nissan Terrano

What is it?

You know the Terrano. It’s Nissan’s version of partner Renault’s Duster. Except, while Renault has been routinely updating the Duster, Nissan hasn’t been quite as indulgent with the Terrano. In fact, the SUV has been chugging along unchanged since its launch back in 2013. The version you see here may not look very different from the Terrano already on our roads, but it surely is. And that’s thanks to the incorporation of an automated manual transmission or AMT. As expected, it’s the same tech you get on the automatic version of the Duster.

What is it like on the inside?

Save for the new gear lever that’s been drafted in from the Duster AMT, Nissan hasn’t changed the Terrano’s interior a big way way. It has however, got a new instrument cluster and minor tweaks to the door panels which now come with a dual-tone black-beige shade. Still, the Duster’s updated dash looks far superior than what you get in the Terrano. The whole feel is of sitting in an older car with bits like the mechanical-feeling air-con controls and old-school audio player further strengthening that impression. There’s no auto climate control, touchscreen or steering-mounted controls, though the XV Premium trim (the sole version the AMT gearbox is available in) does get dual airbags, ESP, Bluetooth, a driver’s side armrest and leather seats. The seats are flat yet comfortable enough, but as on the Duster, the driver’s seat height-adjust lever feels rudimentary. The large boot, however, remains one of the highlights of the Terrano.


What is it like to drive?

The AMT addresses one of the biggest weaknesses of the standard Terrano manual – the heavy clutch. With the AMT hardware looking after gear changes, the driving experience is now a whole lot nicer.

The six-speed AMT gearbox is offered only with the top-spec diesel engine – a 1.5-litre 110hp unit.  At mild throttle inputs during city driving, the shifts are quite quick and timely. You won’t find the gearshifts seamless, but they are smooth as far as AMTs go. Take off from starts is smooth too, with the creep function gradually moving off the SUV. 

The Terrano AMT’s ‘box allows you to shift manually via the gear lever, and you can rev the motor near the 5,000rpm mark before the software intervenes and upshifts. It however, does get confused when you push the engine hard for an overtaking manoeuvre. There is a slight delay before it downshifts, which means you can’t escape the traditional AMT behaviour – that noticeable pause between shifts.  Being essentially the Duster unit, the AMT gearbox here is certainly one of the better ones on offer today. Still, it simply cannot match the smoothness of the Hyundai Creta’s superior torque converter automatic transmission.

On other fronts, the Terrano AMT’s driving experience is similar to the manual version. That means ride quality is excellent, handling is safe and the SUV feels sure-footed at all times.

Should I buy one?

The Nissan Terrano AMT has its good points in the form of great ride quality, a refined engine and a reasonably good gearbox. Trouble is, the updated Duster offers all of the above in a distinctly newer package. What weakens the Terrano’s case is its pricing. At Rs 13.75 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Terrano comes across as overpriced compared to the Duster AMT that comes in at Rs 12.97 lakh. 
The Terrano needs a big update to its interiors and exteriors to keep things fresh. Company sources tell us that Nissan is readying a mid-cycle refresh for the SUV that will come to showrooms in a few months. Until then, it’s really hard to recommend the Terrano AMT over its French cousin.  



Comfort & Convenience

  • Central Locking
  • Remote Locking
  • Total Immobilizer
  • Climate Control
  • Remote Boot Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper
  • Rear Defogger
  • Front Power Windows
  • Rear Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Electric Adjust wing mirror
  • Dead Pedal
  • Cruise Control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • Refrigerator
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Reversing Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 360 degree camera
  • Heads Up Display
  • Stop/start
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Power Outlet

Drivers Aid & Safety

  • ABS
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Airbags Total (2)


  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Split rear seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Folding Rear Seats
  • Front Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Passenger Seat Height Adjust
  • Lumbar Support
  • Third row of seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Seats
  • Electric Seats
  • Driver Seat Power Adjust
  • Rear Seat Foldable Table
  • Rear Seat Centre Armrest

Entertainment & Communication

  • TouchScreen Audio System
  • Audio system (with Radio)
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth & Streaming
  • Steering Audio Controls
  • Speakers
  • Hands Free Telephony
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Single CD Player
  • Rear seat screens
  • Subwoofer
  • Voice activated controls

Tyres & Wheels

  • Spare wheel
  • Space saver
  • Alloy Wheels
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