Nissan Navara-based Terra 7-seat SUV spotted

December 18, 2017

Images of the Nissan Navara-based SUV, called the Nissan Terra, have surfaced online giving us all a first look at the company’s new rugged 7-seat SUV.

Like the Toyota Fortuner to the HiLux, and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport to the Triton, the Terra is based entirely on the Navara dual-cab ute. The front end is very similar although featuring a unique front bumper bar, while the front doors appear to be pretty similar as well.

Around at the back it is all new, though, obviously. There is a proper wagon-like body with some unique taillights and tailgate. The roofline looks completely straight but the rear doors do kink up slightly, hinting at its 7-seat capacity inside.

Overall, the exterior is said to measure 4882mm in length, 1835mm tall, and 1850mm wide, standing on a 2850mm wheelbase. This compares to 5255mm, 1810mm, and 1850mm, respectively, of the dual-cab Navara, which uses a longer 3150mm wheelbase.

At this stage it’s unknown what markets the Terra will be sold in, although China is a certainty. Some regions in Europe might also receive some version of it, potentially using different engines. In China the likely engine is a 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder that produces 137kW.

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If it ends up being sold in parts of Europe we suspect the 2.3-litre single- and twin-turbo diesel will be offered. In Australia these units develop 120kW and 140kW, with both rear- and part-time four-wheel drive on offer. An Australian introduction of the Terra is unlikely at this point, but that may change with the tides of market demand.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.