Nissan Terrano AMT is ZF built which is found in the Renault Duster, christened as Easy-R AMT
Nissan Terrano SUV first appeared on Indian scenes back in late 2013 and its initial response among customers was highly commendable considering the fact that the compact SUV segment had started to gain attention from auto makers due to buyers’ interests. It is thoroughly based on the Duster with signature front and rear end modifications to mimic Nissan’s design language.
As three years have now passed by, the Terrano has become obsolete as Nissan tried to focus more on the Datsun budget brand. However, with the arrival of facelifted Duster a few months ago, Nissan are being expected to introduce the AMT as it’s the biggest mechanical change on the new Duster.
The Japanese brand has released teaser video on social media hinting at an imminent launch as the AMT-equipped Terrano could grace showrooms by as soon as next week. The Terrano SUV’s sales has dented over the last year or so and only around 500 examples were averagely sold every month since September 2015.
With the inclusion of the Automated Manual Transmission, the sales of the compact SUV is expected to get better. The EASY-R AMT six-speed automated transmission made its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show under the hoods of Dacia models and it will be chosen instead of dual-clutch auto ‘box. Here’s everything you need to know about the AMT-equipped Nissan Terrano SUV:
Nissan Terrano AMT India Launch
Nissan India announces the ex-showroom price of Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) to Terrano SUV and the deliveries to begin from later this month ahead of Diwali.
Nissan Terrano AMT Expected Price
As this is an AMT instead of a fully automatic transmission, the fuel economy won’t be hurt, and the pricing of the car will also be not much higher. The car is priced at Rs. 13.75 lakh (ex-showroom). The Renault Duster RXL AMT and RXZ AMT are currently priced at Rs. 11.76 lakh and Rs. 12.97 lakh respectively and they are only available with the same 110 PS diesel engine. The existing Terrano features one petrol (1.6L) and three diesel trims (1.5L).
Nissan Terrano AMT Engine, Specification and Mileage
Renault launched AMT to its popular model Duster earlier this year, and the same ZF-sourced unit is expected to be available in upcoming Nissan Terrano AMT as well. Expect the AMT to be paired with Terrano’s 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine, which churns out 110 PS at 3,900 rpm of peak power and 248 Nm of peak torque delivered at 2,250 rpm. The mileage should be claimed at 19.6 kmpl and 20.5 kmpl.
Nissan Terrano AMT Dimension
Dimensionally, the car measures 4,331mm in length, 1,822mm width, 1,671mm in height, and a wheelbase of 2,673mm. The AMT-equipped front-wheel-driven model can seat five passengers and will feature same ground clearance of 205 mm, bootspace and fuel tank capacity of 475 litres and 50 litres respectively. Despite the addition of AMT transmission, the kerb weight should remain at around 1.3 tonnes.
Nissan Terrano AMT Exterior, Interior and Features
With the launch of Renault Duster facelift recently, the Terrano’s sales figure dropped rapidly in the market. And now the Japanese automaker is giving all its effort to up the sales figures for this muscular SUV. In terms of design, Nissan Terrano looks pretty muscular, just like Renault Duster which it originally based on.
It features large and sharp headlamps, chrome finished front grille and a bold bumper with large air intake, neatly placed fog lamps and skid plate as well. Apart from that, Nissan Terrano also boasts flared wheel arches, sporty multi-spoke alloy wheels, and roof rails. The rear fascia of this car boasts large taillights, chrome tailgate handlebar, and skid plate.
Terrano comes with a relatively mild interior compared to Duster. The Terrano AMT could come with an all-black interior theme, while it could also get a multifunction steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control in an attempt to be more upmarket. Both the Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano are mechanically similar. The Duster comes with an AWD configuration, but Nissan Terrano is available in FWD configuration only. Any change in that is unlikely, when the company launches AMT variant very soon.
In the facelifted Duster, the centre console was treated with piano-black finish, updated upholstery and the new red and silver separate contrast colour touches with respective seat stitching, rear-view camera displaying reverse guide lines, upgraded Air Conditioning, new power windows with anti-pinch function, seven-inch MEDIANAV touchscreen infotainment with navigation, voice recognition and Bluetooth connectivity.
The range-topping Duster gets dual airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, Creep Control and Hill Start Assist. Expect some of these features to be carried over to the Terrano AMT.
Nissan Terrano AMT Key Rivals
The Renault Duster AMT is going to be the chief rival but Nissan could undercut it with a lower price tag and perhaps offering improved features. Hyundai Creta’s 1.6L AT, Mahindra TUV300 top-end diesel AMT and Mahindra 2.2L XUV500 W6 AT are the other potential competitors.