The Terrano production hits a stop at Renault-Nissan Alliance facility in Oragadam ahead of Kicks Launch, does this mean that this is the end of the road for the SUV
According to the recent reports, Nissan has halted the production of the Terrano SUV at the Renault-Nissan Alliance facility in Oragadam, Chennai. Nissan launched the Terrano SUV back in the year 2013 and it received quite a positive response in its initial days of launch but somehow people lost interest in the SUV.
Although the Terrano received a mid-cycle facelift back in 2017 still the demands of the SUV plummeted downward. The recent statistics show us that Nissan was able to sell a total of 122 units of the SUV in the last 6 months. The Terrano SUV is offered with both diesel and petrol variant in India.
While the petrol unit gets the 1.6-litre K4M engine which produces 103 bhp of peak power and 148 Nm of peak torque. The diesel variant, on the other hand, gets the 1.5-litre K9K turbocharged motor which produces 83.14 bhp of peak power and 200 Nm of torque. Both the diesel and petrol engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Nissan also offers the 1.5 diesel unit in another state of tune on the top end XV trim. The same diesel unit has been tuned to generate 108.5bhp of peak power and 245 Nm of torque and is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. Now, there could be two sides to this story.
Either Nissan halted the production of the Terrano SUV because of its low sales figures or they are preparing to replace the SUV with a new vehicle. For all your information the Japanese auto manufacturer is also preparing to introduce the Kicks SUV to their lineup.
The Kicks SUV will underpin the same B0 platform which currently underpins the Terrano SUV. It will even share the same engine with the Renault Duster including 1.5 Litre H4K petrol and the 1.5-litre K9K diesel unit. The SUV will be offered with a 6-speed manual as well as an AMT transmission. There is a fair chance that Nissan might introduce the Kicks SUV in India by early 2019.