Here are the first officially released sketches of the upcoming Nissan compact SUV based on Duster, the Terrano. Although so far no spy picture of Nissan Terrano has been reported, it is speculated to be in the final stages of development and might hit production soon in the coming months. As we reported, don’t expect Nissan Terrano to be badge-engineered like Scala and Pulse.
Instead, the Terrano will come with more significant exterior changes and will see changes to the sheet metal. It will come with a re-styled front & rear bumpers, headlights, tail-lights and repositioned license plate housing at rear. But the interiors will be identical as part of cost-cutting, the only difference will be the Nissan logo pasted on the steering wheel.
Unlike current Nissan line-up in India, the Terrano will be priced higher than the donor Renault Duster. Recently Nissan India revealed a sketch of the new model Terrano, which is planned to launch in the 2013 financial year. The Terrano will be produced at Nissan’s Oragadam Plant alongside other Nissan vehicles, expanding Nissan’s locally-built model range to four.
President and CEO of Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd, Kenichiro Yomura, said Terrano will play a key role in increasing sales within the Indian market: “I am delighted to reveal both the name and the very first image of what will be a very important model for Nissan.”
“You can see from the sketch that Terrano has a bold and distinctive design that I am confident will appeal to our growing customer base in India, as will its driving performance and range of other features that will be revealed at a later date.”