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Nissan Terra Features and Prices in the Philippines

Here in the Philippines, the mid-sized SUV battle has always been a tightly one. A lot of major manufacturers have placed their bets, and as of now, there has been no clear-cut winner. Every year, car companies bring out new versions of their prized SUVs, and they never fail to impress. With newer technology going into the creation of these beauties, and more features aimed at enhancing the rider’s experience, one can always expect that the new SUVs coming up will definitely be a good match for anyone who likes to ride in style.

Nissan is no different, as just this year the Japanese company has released their own contender for the mid-sized SUV crown: the Nissan Terra. Originally sold in China by Dongfeng Nissan and Zhengzhou Nissan, the Nissan Terra was launched in the Philippines last May. Compared to the Chinese version of the vehicle, the Philippine Nissan Terra is slightly wider and longer, and also seats more passengers. Developed from the Nissan Navara NP300, the Terra sports a look similar to that of the Nissan Terrano. The car has been much-anticipated since October of last year, when car enthusiast circles were bombarded with the announcement that a Navara-based SUV was to arrive.

 

Exterior

 

Looking at the Nissan Terra up front, it definitely looks the part of a powerful SUV. It has this muscular look due to its Nissan signature V-shaped chrome grille, as well as sharply designed headlights that also have LED daytime running lamps. Another feature that you can see from looking at it face to face is the large air intake and the huge front bumper. To its side, the Terra has 18-inch alloy wheels, as well as flared fenders and chrome-finished door handles. It also has a moderately high ground clearance of 220mm, which is clearly visible because of the high sitting stance. At the back, it features a unique set of tail lights that are combined with a chrome trim.

 

Interior

 

Going inside the Nissan Terra, one will immediately notice that the interior closely resembles that of the Nissan Navara. It has a sloping dashboard and a V-shaped steering wheel, and higher variants also feature automatic climate control system and rear air vents. When it comes to space, the Nissan Terra is capable of seating up to seven passengers in three rows.

Mounting and dismounting for those on the third row is less of a hassle now due to the vehicle’s automatic tumble function, wherein a simple push of a button on the dashboard will allow passengers on the third row to easily move in or get out. The Terra also has Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility Features, and is loaded with an intelligent rear view mirror, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, hill-descent control, and more.

 

Engine and Performance

 nissan terra engine

Because the Nissan Terra will have the same body-on-frame chassis design as the Navara, the vehicle will have the same 4×4, and powerful off-road capability similar to that of the Navara. As opposed to the 2.5L QR25 gas engine in the Chinese model, the ASEAN market Terra features a 2.5L YD25DDTi turbo-diesel engine, again, like that of the Navara. This robust engine can give out 187 horse power and 450 Nm of torque, working together with either a six-speed manual, or seven-speed automatic transmission. Despite the big numbers that the Nissan Terra is able to deliver power-wise, those inside are still guaranteed a comfortable ride as Nissan prioritized passenger comfort.

nissan terra dashboard

Prices

 

The Nissan Terra’s price varies depending on the capabilities of the engine and the transmission. The prices are as follows:

 

  • Nissan Terra 2.5L Mid 4×2 Six speed Manual Transmission                                  PHP 1,499,000
  • Nissan Terra 2.5L Mid 4×2 Seven speed Automatic Transmission                        PHP 1,615,000
  • Nissan Terra 2.5L High 4×2 Seven speed Automatic Transmission                        PHP 1,697,000
  • Nissan Terra 2.5L Premium 4×2 Seven speed Automatic Transmission                PHP 1,899,000
  • Nissan Terra 2.5L Premium 4×4 Seven speed Automatic Transmission                PHP 2,096,000

 

In closing

 

The mid-sized SUV market has just gotten a lot more competitive with Nissan’s brand new contender. The Terra is the perfect choice for those who love the power and comfort that the Nissan Navara provides, but prefer SUVs over pick-up trucks. The Nissan Terra will go head to head with the vehicles from other manufacturers, particularly the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest, Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Isuzu MU-X, and more. Only time will tell which one will come out on top though, and for now all we can do is enjoy the features and capabilities that these high-end SUVs give us.

Buy a Nissan Almera, Take Home a Juke Raffle Promo

Ever wanted to buy an affordable sedan that offers luxurious design and fuel economy? The Nissan Almera may just be the right fit for you. It has an artistic style and luxurious design that will definitely turn some heads on the road.

You can actually take home a brand new Nissan Almera for as low as PHP 35,000, the lowest down payment ever. It’s a great deal and a great value for your money.

But wait. There’s more!

Nissan is also giving away three (3) brand new Nissan Juke 1.6 CVT Standard Editions to three lucky customers who purchased an Almera within the promo period. This is a nationwide promo.

If the Nissan Almera isn’t enticing enough for you, then maybe the Juke will provide you with the right incentive to buy Nissan Almera? Buying one will give you the chance to take home the 1.6 CVT Juke SE as well.

 

About the Buy Nissan Almera, Win a Juke Raffle Promo

So who are eligible for the Nissan Juke raffle promo?

First off, you will need to purchase any variant of the Nissan Almera within the promo period in order to qualify. The Almera must be purchased through any authorized participating Nissan dealerships from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

The following conditions must be met in order for the purchase to be valid under the promo:

  • The Nissan Almera must be purchased within the promo period, which is April 1st to June 30th, 2017.
  • The newly purchased Nissan Almera must be delivered to the customer no later than five working days, and it must be accepted by the purchasing customer.

 

Once the delivery is completed and the conditions are met, the purchasing customer will then be given one (1) raffle coupon, which must be filled out and dropped at any of the designated drop boxes.

The deadline for the dropping of coupons and draw dates are as follows:

  • May 6, 2017 – Deadline for dropping of coupons (1st draw is on May 16, 2017)
  • June 7, 2017 – Deadline (2nd draw on June 15, 2017)
  • July 7, 2017 – Deadline (3rd draw on July 18, 2017)

 

So what are you waiting for? Contact your Nissan dealer now and visit the promotional link for more information about the Nissan Juke Raffle Promo.

2016 GT Academy – Highlights and Results

Our racers may not have bagged the championship, but it definitely was an eventful GT Academy run for Nissan Philippines.

If you hadn’t had the opportunity to keep abreast of what happened during the 2016 GT Academy, then you’ll certainly be glad you came across this article. We’ll give you a quick rundown of what went down during this year’s round of competitions.

First, the live events controversy…

After the first two live events of this year’s Nissan GT Academy (staged in SM MOA and Trinoma), Nissan Philippines got word that there were disparities in the lap times when compared to the results of the other live events held across the country.

So the company and Sony Interactive Entertainment Asia (SIEA), who supplied the test kits during the events, conducted an investigation and found that the only difference between those two events and the other live events is the type of PS4 used for the pods. In the first two live events, the test kits were used; in all other live events, standard PS4 consoles were used.

Nissan Philippines and SIEA then decided to invalidate the results of the first two live events and invited those who participated in them to set new lap times at another event where only standard PS4 consoles were used. Problem solved!

And our Top 6 were…

After the live recruitment events that were held in various locations all over the country, the top 20 players finally met each other and battled it out at the national finals last September. And when all the challenges and tests were done, the top 6 Filipino players for GT Academy 2016 were finally revealed. They are:

  • Elysse Menorca
  • Francisco Adriano IV
  • Jan Millard Lacuna
  • Kim Jigger Chong
  • Mervin John Mallen
  • Richard Dean Jose

The Philippines’ Top 6 finalists to the GT Academy

Their Silverstone Experience

On October 19, the Philippines team arrived at the Silverstone Racing Circuit in the United Kingdom for the third stage of the competition. This time, they had to battle it out with the best GT racers of Australia, Indonesia, Mexico, North Africa, and Thailand.

Known as the Race Camp Week, this stage truly tested not only the respective teams’ driving skills, but also their mental agility, stamina, and strength. On the last day of the grueling week, October 26, Adriano IV and Jose raced against the top two drivers of the other teams in a 16-lap race.

Jose had the best performance among the Pinoy racers, but he was unable to topple the eventual winner, Mexico’s Johnny Guindi Hamui.

Johnny Guindi Hamui of Mexico is the 2016 Nissan GT Academy champion!

Johnny Guindi Hamui of Mexico is the 2016 Nissan GT Academy champion!

What’s Next?

We may have failed to bag the top prize this year, but if you think our GT Academy story ends there, think again. Filipinos have always been resilient, and we’re pretty sure that on the next round of competitions, our GT enthusiasts will be raring to go again!