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These Nissan Terras in a stockyard are a sight to behold

The much-awaited shipments started arriving this month

Does one of these newly arrived Terras belong to you? PHOTO FROM NISSAN

The all-new Nissan Terra is one of the biggest car launches in our market this year, and yet we haven’t really seen a single unit cruising  on the road. That’s because the midsize SUV’s imported units only started arriving this month of August, and Nissan Philippines wants us to have a glimpse of the initial inventory inside a stockyard in Laguna.

We recently discussed a pressing concern among car distributors in the local automotive industry, which is the shortage of storage locations as unsold units pile up in the face of the current sales slump. The fact that Nissan is showing off its fresh batch of Terras tells us that the company has a healthy list of reservations, and that most (if not all) of the units you see in these photos are already spoken for.

And so we look forward to spotting the Terra on EDSA (and not in a warehouse) one of these days. It’s always refreshing to see encouraging signs of life for an industry that is going through some difficult (but hopefully short-lived) downturn. Needless to say, if you preordered a Terra, you may check with your dealer now.

Let’s see how fast the dealers can sell out this batch. PHOTOS FROM NISSAN

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.