While Nissan is gearing up for the launch of its SUV, Nissan Kicks in the country, reports of carmaker phasing out Terrano have been doing the rounds at the same time. According to sources known to us, dealers have stopped receiving new units of the vehicle from the factory. While it does give a hint about the end of production of Terrano, albeit an official statement is yet awaited which clarifies if this is a temporary or a permanent move.
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Terrano has had a slow start in the domestic market and continues to rope in sluggish monthly sales, hence it wouldn’t be a surprise if the company plans to phase out the model. According to sales report, the demand for Terrano has dropped significantly in the last few months with monthly numbers confined to double digit figures. That said, Nissan sold just 65 units of the SUV in August followed by 71 units in September, 2018. The total number of Terrano sold in the current fiscal is just 585 units.
Based on Nissan’s global partner, Renault’s stellar model Duster, the Nissan Terrano is available with petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variants in the range derive power from the 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder petrol unit good for maximum power of 103 bhp at 5,750 rpm along with 148 Nm of top torque. Diesel powered Terrano on the other hand gets the 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder oil burner which makes power in two states of tune-84 bhp and 109 bhp. The 84 bhp version puts out 200 Nm of peak power, whereas the 109 bhp version belts out 245 Nm. The SUV is available with a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic unit.