Following the suit of French auto maker Renault in India, Japanese car maker Nissan is now reportedly readying an all-wheel drive (AWD) variant for its SUV Terrano.
Renault Duster, a model which changed the fortune of the company in the Indian market, has recently got its AWD version in the country and now we hear that Terrano, rival of Duster, is also getting AWD in the country. IndianAutosBlog, who first broke the news also claim that the Nissan Terrano AWD will make its India debut sometime next year.
Duster AWD has been priced at ₹11.89 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It features smoked headlamps, new alloy wheels and AWD decals on the body. Inside the cabin, Renault Duster AWD features multi-information display panel, new upholstery, sporty 3-spoke steering wheel and rear-seat centre arm rest and comes fitted with safety features like Electronic Stability programme (ESP), Anti-Skid Resistance (ASR), Hill Start-Assist and cruise control.
On the other hand, Terrano AWD will definitely get off-road driving kits which include Electronic Torque Control, ESP, Anti Skid Resistance and Hill Start function and the engine line up will include the same 1.5-liter dCi diesel engine which can churn out a power of 110PS and a peak torque of 245 Nm. The transmission will be take care by 6-speed manual transmission.
In another development, Nissan India announced a price hike of its entire range of cars in India including Datsun from January, owing to the rising input cost. The prices of Datsun cars will go up from January by 3% and the Nissan models will witness a price hike by 2.5%
"The prices of Nissan products will be increased by up to 2.5 per cent and Datsun, up to 3 per cent. This translates into an increase of up to Rs. 11,000 on Datsun cars and up to Rs. 18,000 on Nissan range of vehicles," PTI quoted Nissan India