Nissan Terra S custom edition was created in Philippines and it features dual-tone exterior and interior upgrades
Nissan has a raft of new SUVs planned for the coming years to summon its status as a premium manufacturer and respond to the growing craze for the segment. Moreover, it was reported to take advantage of the Central Government’s import relaxation rules, as the globally popular Pathfinder could be part of the package.
With the e-Power technology based vehicles evaluated for India as well, the possible arrival of long mooted X-Trail cannot be ruled out either. Another overseas Nissan grabbing Indian enthusiasts’ attention is the Terra full-sized SUV and it could enter the market to compete against Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Isuzu MU-X.
Having made debut at the GIIAS 2018 earlier this year in Indonesia, Nissan has expanded the Terra’s reach to other Asian markets such as China and Philippines. At the ongoing 7th Philippine International Motor Show hosted until the 28th in World Trade Center in Pasay City, the Japanese manufacturer has revealed the S version of the Terra.
The Nissan Terra S appears to be a limited edition with several eye-catching exterior and interior changes. The dual-tone metallic black and grey paint scheme reminds of the Nismo treatment but comparatively, it is toned down a bit. However, for a big and stylish SUV like Terra, no major customisation is needed in the first place.
The modification work has been performed in-house in Philippines as the Nissan Terra S boasts smoked out sleek headlamps while the V-motion front grille is garnished in dark tone with hexagonal mesh pattern. The dual-tone bonnet accentuates the overall stance of the Terra S with the bumper receiving covered air intake and housing for fog lamps.
The black wheel arches, side cladding, roof rails and side skirts do ensure an uncompromising muscular stature for the Nissan Terra S. It rides on 20-inch machined alloy wheel and has an integrated twin flapped spoiler and a faux diffuser at the rear.
The cabin carries over the same two-tone colour theme as the outside with usage of Alcantara-like material on the trim pieces, quilted seats, Terra S branding on the front seats, etc. No mechanical changes seem to have been made as the custom Terra continues to be powered by 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel developing 190 PS and 450 Nm, and is mated to a seven-speed auto.
Built on ladder frame chassis and manufactured in Thailand for Southeast Asian markets, the Terra uses a China-specific 2.5-litre QR25 naturally-aspirated petrol engine producing 184 PS and 251 Nm torque. It is connected to a standard six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission.