BS6 Effect: Nissan Terrano Discontinued

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Nissan pulled the Terrano from its website in India, signalling the end of its development. The Japanese carmaker is unlikely to replace the Terrano, as the Nissan Kicks already offer a more modern alternative.

In fact, the Nissan Terrano was a rebadged variant of the Duster with a revised front and rear profile to differentiate itself from the Renault. The Terrano has stayed pretty much unchanged since its introduction in 2013, one year since the original launch of the Duster. That is unlike the Duster, which has received multiple updates since its launch, and has even been upgraded with a significant facelift to meet BS6 emission standards.

With a 1.6-liter petrol and a 1.5-liter diesel engine, Nissan offered the Terrano. The petrol engine produced a respectable 104PS and 148N while the fantastic 1.5-liter diesel engine was available in two tuning states: 85PS/200Nm or 110PS/245Nm. Variants equipped with the petrol engine and the 85PS diesel engine were only available with a 5-speed manual transmission, although Nissan gave two transmission choices to the more powerful oil burner: a 6-speed manual and an AMT.

One of the many reasons for the Terrano’s discontinuation is also that it has never been updated to satisfy the latest crash test standards. Nissan is actively seeking to promote the Kicks, which compete in the same segment as well. The BS6 update will add a new 1.3 liter turbo petrol engine making it the segment’s most powerful compact SUV. That is one of the many more reasons the Japanese carmaker has decided not to update the Terrano to meet the latest standards.

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