Nissan Terrano Axed While Renault Duster To Get A Mercedes Engine

by Jatin Chhibber | 15/05/2020
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Nissan Terrano has been discontinued and the main reason for it seems to be the SUV's poor sales performance.

Even as the Renault Duster is slated to receive a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engien co-developed with Mercedes, its mechanical twin, the Nissan Terrano, has been pulled off the shelves. Also, we don’t expect to see its replacement to be introduced in the near future. Nissan Terrano is essentially a rebadged Duster with a few cosmetic changes to differentiate betweeen the two SUVs. 

Nissan Terrano Axed While Renault Duster To Get A Mercedes Engine

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Poor sales record of the Nissan Terrano seems to be the biggest reason behind Nissan’s decision to discontinue the car. The carmaker had high hopes from the SUV when they launched it back in 2013. Nissan Terrano was based on Renault Duster as the SUV was quite popular in its segment.

The Nissan Terrano was not updated to comply with BSVI emission norms. It used to be on sale with two different powertrain options- a 1.5-litre petrol mill and a 1.5-litre oil-burner. The petrol motor used to put out 104 PS of maximum power and 148 Nm of peak torque. On the other hand, the diesel engine was offered in two states of tune, producing 85PS/200 Nm and 110 PS/245 Nm. The petrol mill was offered with a 5-speed MT and a CVT. The 1.5-litre 85PS diesel engine was retailed with a 5-speed MT and the 110 PS diesel motor was coupled with a 6-speed MT and AMT options. 

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Front-side-look-of-the-Terrano-SUV

Nissan Terrano was powered by 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines

While the Nissan Terrano bows out of the market, the Kicks will soon receive the aforementioned 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine. The same engine will even make it to the Renault Duster. Also, Nissan India will soon launch an all-new sub-4-meter SUV which is expected to be named Magnite. Once launched, it’ll compete with the likes of Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza and Tata Nexon. The SUV will be based on the Renault-Nissan Alliance CMF-A+ platform. The automaker has plans to price it aggressively.The all-new compact SUV will hit the India shores by the upcoming festive season. 

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