Renault Duster-based Nissan Terrano no longer in production, to be replaced by all-new Nissan Kicks
Nissan India is all set to launch the all-new Kicks in the Indian market and to make space for the brand new vehicle, it has discontinued the Terrano from the Indian portfolio. The Nissan Terrano was the rebadged version of the Renault Duster in the Indian market and was positioned as a premium product compared to the Renault Duster in the Indian market.
Nissan Terrano received quite a low response from the Indian market during its availability. The Duster was seen as a much value-for-money product. Nissan first launched the Terrano way back in September 2013 and sold around 25,000 units. However, with time and arrival of stiffer competition, the sales of the Terrano kept on dipping and in 2018, the sales did not cross 1,500 units.
The Nissan dealerships across India stopped taking the bookings from October 2018 and finally, the vehicle has been discontinued by the manufacturers. It is quite possible that Nissan was clearing the stocks before the launch of the all-new Nissan Kicks in the Indian market.
It was earlier being speculated that the Nissan Terrano would continue to be sold in the Indian market but as a low-cost, stripped down version of the original vehicle. However, Nissan has not announced any such move, which means that the vehicle will be taken off the market completely.
Mechanically, the Nissan Terrano shares everything with the Renault Duster. It was powered by a 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that develops a maximum of 103 Bhp at 5,750 rpm and 148 Nm of peak torque at 3,750 rpm. The Terrano also offered a 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine option that produces a maximum of 84 Bhp 200 Nm and 109 Bhp – 245 Nm, depending on the variant.
The all-new Kicks that would be launched soon will replace the Terrano from the market. It is expected to be priced around the same price range as the Terrano and would compete with the likes of Hyundai Creta in the Indian market.