December 31, 2014 7:02:19 pm
Nissan will be launching an all-wheel drive version of it’s highest selling model, the Terrano in India during the early part of 2015. The running gear for the car will mostly remain the same for the all-wheel drive Terrano as the two-wheel drive model, apart from the four-wheel drive system ofcourse.
The Terrano all-wheel drive will come in the SUV’s 110PS state of tune with it’s 1.5 litre, common-rail, turbocharged diesel engine. It is expected that Nissan will launch the all-wheel drive Terrano in two variants, a top-end version that is likely to be priced at around Rs. 13.30 lakh while a mid variant is expected to be priced at around Rs. 11.40 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.
The all-wheel drive system of the Terrano comes with three drive settings. There is ofcourse the two-wheel drive mode that is to be used on the road, an Auto mode that sends power to the rear wheels when the vehicle loses traction while off-roading and AWD mode that sends power to all four wheels full time, up to a speed of 60 km/h.
Apart from the mechanical changes, expect Nissan to spruce up the Terrano all-wheel drive with interior and exterior styling changes as well. Exterior styling changes are expected to be limited to decals and other such garnish, while the interiors are likely to get more of a revamp in the form of new trim and instrument binnacle.
Two-wheel drive versions of the Nissan Terrano are available with three engine options, a 1.6 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine developing 85PS of max power and another version of the 1.5 litre diesel motor developing 110PS of power. The 85PS model comes with a five-speed manual gearbox while the 110PS version gets a six-speed manual transmission. The Nissan Terrano all-wheel drive will be sport the six-speed manual transmission.
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