helped by a huge 248 Nm of torque, the 85 PS demanded a downshift most times (it produces a maximum torque of 200 Nm). On straight roads, though, we could feel the difference only when we went higher than 100 kmph. As we re-entered the town, we again couldn’t tell which one is 85 PS and which one is not.
Drive verdict: Both the diesel motors are sufficient. If you generally drive within city limits, we suggest you check out the 85 PS one; it will also be cheaper to buy. But if you want a bit more fun from your SUV, we suggest you take the 110 PS route—it is really amazing to drive.
A welcome news is that the Terrano gets driver airbag as standard across all variants. Then you have features such as ABS, EBD, fog lamps, dual front airbags in high-end models, double-din audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, etc. While Nissan has added parking sensors, there is no rear-park assist camera. To be launched in early October, we expect the Terrano will be priced some R50,000 above the Duster. And the kind of freshness that it brings with itself, we believe the premium is well worth it.