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In command and in control with the new Nissan Terra

It is loaded with technology to make your road trips safe and enjoyable

The Nissan Terra has all the gadgets to make any journey exciting. PHOTO FROM NISSAN

In today’s driving environment, it’s no longer enough to simply have the space and the power to transport you from A to B. Technology has matured to make modern family vehicles exceptionally safe and versatile, while also enhancing the driving experience.

In the case of the new Nissan Terra, it’s a showcase of the very latest in automotive tech to make it a truly involving and innovative ride. It begins with the powertrain. Its 2.5-liter turbocharged and intercooled diesel engine is rated at a healthy 187hp at 3,600rpm, and 450Nm at 2,000rpm. Mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox and an available four-wheel-drive system, it’s an effective combination that strikes the right balance between power and fuel efficiency. Coupled with a 78L fuel tank, the Terra will cover a lot of ground before you need to fill up.

The powertrain is matched to a sophisticated suspension that uses independent front double wishbones and a rear multi-link system, and 18-inch wheels with all-season tires for a sublime ride.

The updated front fascia sports brighter LED headlights. PHOTO FROM NISSAN

With the Terra, however, all this impressive hardware is complemented by even more exceptional software called Safety Shield 360. By integrating a suite of sensors all around the vehicle, the Terra increases driver awareness so you can make better-informed decisions when navigating challenging terrain or tight parking spots.

Its Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection gives you a bird’s eye view of the vehicle so you can see all around while maneuvering. Blind Spot Warning keeps you aware of the cars you don’t see, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert gives you extra eyes while backing up. At higher speeds, the system integrates Lane Departure Warning and Intelligent Driver Alertness to detect if your driving has become erratic and to remind you to take a break. Finally, an Intelligent Forward Collision Warning system includes Intelligent Emergency Braking to lessen the likelihood of frontal impact.

The Terra is just as happy in the city as it is on the open road. PHOTO FROM NISSAN

As a family vehicle, the seven-seat Terra also excels when it comes to comfort and entertainment. The driver and front passenger seats are Nissan’s famed Zero Gravity units, which reduces fatigue on long journeys by neutralizing the occupant’s posture. The second-row bench is split 60:40 and tumbles forward with a one-touch remote switch, while the third-row bench is split 50:50 and can also be folded flat to increase luggage capacity. The black leather upholstery is complemented by the burgundy red of the interior trim for a rich ambience.

For managing entertainment and navigation, the Nissan Terra features a nine-inch advanced touchscreen display that is compatible with Apple CarPlay (wired and wireless) and Android Auto for hands-free calling and audio streaming. The 4×4 variant is equipped with an eight-speaker Bose premium audio system. The VL trim level also benefits from an 11-inch flip-down rear monitor with an HDMI port. Aside from a wireless charging pad, there are multiple 12V power sockets placed throughout the cabin, as well as USB ports for second- and third-row passengers’ convenience.

Pair your smartphone's tunes with the Bose audio system. PHOTOS FROM NISSAN

Finally, a full complement of active and passive safety features help to keep you and your family safe from harm wherever the road may take you. All variants of the Nissan Terra benefit from a dynamic engine control system called Active Brake Limited Slip, as well as an anti-lock braking system.

All variants are also fitted with a total of six airbags. In addition, the quad LED projector headlamps provide exceptional illumination, and feature an auto-leveling system to compensate for varying loads. Automatic-gearbox-equipped 4×2 and 4×4 variants also benefit from rain-sensing wipers and a dual-zone automatic climate-control system.

Relax in the Terra's plush leather seats and compliant ride. PHOTO FROM NISSAN

All this cutting-edge technology is encased in a midsize body that seems to have been chiseled from a single block of granite. Characterized by a powerful visage and muscular fenders, it has a confident stance on the road that’s meant to pass the test of time.

With its comprehensive spec and integrated sensor suite, the Nissan Terra makes any adventure easier and safer to tackle for families who would like to explore far and wide. Its best-in-class five-year warranty will also give owners extra peace of mind.

Check out the Nissan Terra for yourself at your nearest Nissan dealer now, or book a test drive by logging on to this website.

This branded article was produced in partnership with Nissan Philippines.



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