The 7-seater SUV from Nissan has been revealed in its updated form, complete with a new name. Here's a look at the changes.
The Nissan Terra is a 7-seater family SUV based on a ladder-frame platform. Now for 2021, the Terra has seen a name change and a whole lot more. It's now called the X-Terra and it now uses the same underpinnings as the latest iteration of Nissan Navara bakkie. The Navara itself was recently revealed in updated guise and most importantly will be assembled in South Africa from 2021.
As for the Nissan X-Terra, there's a new platform and a new look, complete with LED headlights and tail lamps, as well as a new front bumper and grille. Inside, the cbain gains a new infotainment setup and some of the switchgear has been modernised. There's now an 11-inch flip-down screen with HDMI connectivity to provide entertainment to the 2nd and 3rd of passengers. There are new seats for the front and middle rows, which Nissan claims to reduce fatigue on longer journeys. There's leather trim all-round on the higher-end models.
In terms of practicality, the cabin layout offers a 60/40 second row of seats, while the third row folds down in 50/50 fashion. Fold them all down for maximum cargo carrying capacity. Nissan says the updated X-Terra has now fewer than 10 cup holders. When it comes to powertrain, Nissan is offering the new X-Terra with a 2.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, which produces 123 kW and 241 Nm, and there's a 7-speed auto gearbox. It may not sound like much, but the vehicle makes up for it with some trick offroad features in the form of an electronic locking rear diff, a low-range transfer case as well as Hill Descent Control and Hill Start. For those that don't need the 4x4 capability, there will also be 2-wheel drive configurations.
As it stands, the Nissan X-Terra will only be offered in the Middle East, but Nissan South Africa is keen to put up some resistance to the dominance of the Toyota Fortuner - itself recently updated. Nissan South Africa confirmed this model will be coming to SA in 2021. For it to succeed against such entrenched rivals like the Fortuner and Everest, we think there has to be a diesel-powered offering. Do you want to see the new Nissan X-Terra in South Africa?
The cabin of the Nissan X-Terra gets a mild update.