Nissan Motor India will launch the facelifted Terrano in March 2017 as the Japanese company will look to start the financial year by gaining market share In India and to increase its monthly sales figures.
Nissan launched the Terrano in September 2013 and after 3 years, the Terrano SUV will go through a midlife facelift. The majority of changes will be on the exterior and minor interior upgrades. The SUV is expected to receive new front and rear bumper design with a whole lot of chrome to its face.
The Terrano facelift will continue to get the AMT gearbox option which was launched in October 2016 for the price of Rs 13.75 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi).
Nissan Terrano shares the same platform as the Renault Duster with much of the difference seen on the headlamps and taillights. The Nissan Terrano is powered either by a 1.6-litre petrol engine or two 1.5-litre diesel units with different state of tunes.
The Terrano is available in four variants and the facelift is expected to come with the same options with no mechanical changes.
The AMT variants of the facelifted Terrano will continue to come only on the top variants, XV D-PRE 110PS (108.5bhp) variant.
Since the launch of the Terrano in India back in 2013, there have not been any upgrades except for the AMT version launched in 2016. The Terrano SUV is manufactured by Nissan at its Chennai plant and the company has sold 2,869 units in the April-December 2016 period.
With the facelifted Terrano, the company is hoping to increase its market share and the overall sales of the SUV. Nissan's latest launch in India was the iconic sports car GT-R in December 2016 and the company is looking to launch new vehicles in 2017.
Apart from the Terrano facelift, Nissan will launch the X-Trail hybrid SUV in India in 2017. The X-Trail bound for the Indian market is the third-generation hybrid SUV which was showcased at the Auto Expo held in Delhi in 2016.
The upcoming Nissan X-Trail hybrid SUV is powered by a 2.0-litre MR20DD hybrid engine which churns out 142bhp and 200Nm of torque mated to a CVT automatic gearbox. The X-Trail hybrid SUV will be brought to India through the Completely Built Unit (CBU) route.