Nissan Motor India, a subsidiary of Japan’s Nissan Motor Co, today unveiled its compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) Terrano, marking its entry into the segment. The Terrano will sport a starting price tag of sub-Rs 10 lakh.
“Terrano marks our entry into the compact SUV segment, which is one of the fastest growing segments in the Indian market today,” said Kenichiro Yomura, President, Nissan India Operations.
Speaking at the unveiling event at the Mehboob Studios in Mumbai, Kenichiro Yomura: “It follows the same design language as our Pathfinder and Patrol SUVs and makes a strong statement, which is a key differentiator in this segment. We are confident that Terrano will appeal both to existing real SUV lovers and consumers looking to graduate to SUVs.”
The vehicle, which has been developed specifically for the Indian market, is the fourth vehicle to be produced locally from Nissan’s Oragadam Plant alongside Micra, Sunny and Evalia.
Pre-booking for the compact SUV would begin from September 1, 2013, and it would be available for sale from the first week of October.
“Terrano is set to venture into a new segment of its own; that of a premium compact SUV with sedan like comfort at an affordable price and best-in-class fuel efficiency. We are confident this new vehicle from Nissan will meet consumer aspirations and set new benchmarks in India’s SUV segment,” Nitish Tipnis, Director (Sales & Marketing), Hover Automotive India, said.
HAI is the national sales company for Nissan Motor in India.