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Here’s a clearer look at the refreshed Nissan Terra

The face-lifted SUV just debuted in Thailand

Thai customers now have the new Nissan Terra. PHOTO FROM NISSAN

Readers went crazy when we wrote about the sighting of the refreshed Nissan Terra out in the wild. The response to that article clearly showed that customers were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the SUV. However, quarantine restrictions left the automaker no choice but to postpone the media’s preview event for the vehicle.

The new Terra has just been introduced in Thailand, though. And we’ll take a look at some of the features that will likely make it to the Philippine-spec version.

The Terra now has four-eyed headlights like the refreshed Navara. PHOTOS FROM NISSAN

Already evident from the public sighting is the revised look that boasts Nissan’s signature four-eyed LED headlights. Other redesigned exterior components include the V-motion grille, the two-tone alloy wheels, the tailgate garnish, and the rear light assemblies.

Inside, the dashboard appears to have some trim that’s color-matched to the exterior paint. Thai-market units get a new infotainment system, an electronic parking brake system, a wireless charging pad, and a rear-facing camera feed in lieu of the traditional mirror. Needless to say, the top trim level gets the full Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite of driver aids.

How do you like the color-matched dashboard trim? PHOTOS FROM NISSAN

The Terra also gets a YS23 2.3-liter twin-turbo mill in Thailand. However, just like the refreshed Navara, the YD25 2.5-liter single-turbo unit will likely be fitted to Philippine-spec vehicles. Both engines produce 187hp and 450Nm (no kidding) and are mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

It is also worth mentioning that Thai Terras now have disc brakes on all four corners. It isn’t clear if all trim levels have them and if they will make it to our shores. But if they do, this will surely appease those who have criticized Nissan for putting rear drum brakes on the previous model.

Miggi Solidum

Professionally speaking, Miggi is a software engineering dude who happens to like cars a lot. And as an automotive enthusiast, he wants a platform from which he can share his motoring thoughts with fellow petrolheads. He pens the column ‘G-Force’.