Launched for the first time at the Beijing exhibition in April 2018 and 6 months after its launch in the Vietnamese market in the so-called hottest phase when the 7-seat segment has a trickle supply.
With the ambition to sit with the wheel with Fortuner, Everest or Cherchevrolet Trailblazer is clearly shown through the versions in Vietnam such as: the S version of a single-floor manual oil machine with the cheapest price: VND 899 million in favor of customers running services. , and the two versions of the 948 automatic petrol engine, respectively, for the E version and VND 1,198 billion for the V version differ only in some equipment and drive systems suitable for the majority of urban users. Particularly the V version is the only model in the segment to use gasoline engines but has a 2-wheel drive system.
One morning in July, the Saigon atmosphere was hot and humid, without much exercise, it was still sweaty enough, not to mention the crowded traffic of Dien Bien Phu. On the road, the steering wheel is not very light so it is a little hard when driving or backing up. In return, the throttle pedal is smooth, the brake pedal is extremely comfortable and does not give a rush feeling. The extremely wide field of view gives a feeling of being taller than others. In return, the body is large and bunker, so many of the current models have blind spot warning as standard and Terra is no exception.
Looks hybrid between two Asian – European styles because of the embossed muscle lines but still enough curves needed. Especially the first part with the grille consists of hexagons arranged in honeycomb Chrome V-frame which Nissan calls this its V-Motion design. Accompanied by two rows of LED daytime running lights featured and eye-catching cos-phase full LED lights are quite sharp. To further embellish it can be seen that the lower bumper is arranged with a Chrome bar to separate the upper and lower part of the front of the car, unfortunately the fog lights still use regular Halogen bulbs.
The side of the car is designed slightly banana forward for a better visual look, accompanied by a pair of 18-inch wheels for a roar of up to 225mm with a front exit angle after 32/27 degrees respectively, so you can confidently turn your head. not afraid of sidewalks or carefree going to Nguyen Huu Canh rainy season confidently. With big cars, most afraid of going into small roads, back alleys or backing up, on Terra V version is equipped with 360 camera to help drivers better cars in hidden corners.
A brother suddenly asked “this car is a half and a half billion”, “like a billion or so dozens to the sea”, “delicious” his friend seemed surprised.
It can be seen that Terra’s appearance is trendy, neutral, not too round like Everest or Fortuner contours. Terra’s appearance is suitable for those who love Everest but are not eligible and are not among the majority of Fortunner.
If you’ve ever driven Navara, it’s not too surprised at Terra’s interior, we can say the layout of buttons is almost similar from the center console area using a 7-inch touch screen for a modern feel. , integrating multiple functions connected to smart mobile devices and 6-speaker sound system. On Terra V version is equipped with 2 independent zones automatic climate control, start button “Engine Start / Stop”. Best of all, the car has support for the Android operating system for the device to help users not have to spend money to upgrade or upgrade, particularly for iFan believers will take a bit of time to connect to the entertainment screen because not yet Supported Apple Carplay.
In addition, right in the handbrake area, behind the gear lever, three buttons can be seen, one switch on / off the rear sensor, the other two buttons support turning on the back seat but cannot press to close the seat. This detail is small but extremely pragmatic. In real life, when using row 3, few people know how to fold the seat, so it is very time-consuming for the driver to open the seat, with Terra everything becomes more compact, just one button is done. The second row of the car can slide up and down about 80mm to expand the space for the rear seat. Both seats 2 and 3 can adjust the back level for a more comfortable feeling.
Although the third row of the car is usually for children, on Terra, if properly adjusted, the adults of m65 level can still sit comfortably when moving continuously for about 150-180 kilometers. again and one point unless the hand part is missing. But it is important to know that most midsize SUVs in Vietnam are mostly 5 + 2 seats and almost no cars have 7 seats properly.
All 3 rows of seats have cooling vents for each separate seat in the car. But the layout is a bit “classic” a little when layout of the air vents on the ceiling of the design of the old car models. In the second row, users can adjust the wind level according to their liking not too dependent on the driver or the passenger. Outstanding, the odor filter system on the car works quite well, during the operation, almost 95% is taken from the outside environment almost no sense of smell unless the car has to move very slowly when traffic jams during rush hour can only feel light but not annoying smoke smell.
And like many other models, the two rear seats on Terra can be folded down to 6: 4 in the second row and 5: 5 in the third row to expand and customize the storage space. Most of the storage space before folding the third row of the cars in the segment seems to be the same, but an iron plus point on Terra when arranging a plastic tray to store food and seafood containers without fear of leaking absorbent layer of felt felts, if there is no need, it can be turned to synchronize the design with the drill. A small detail but sufficient to see the practicality when only equipped with the necessary options.
In fact, with the price in the middle, not too expensive or too cheap, the comfort in the car is enough to meet the basic needs, enough to use in many situations such as collision warning, lane departure warning, 360 camera, support for downhill, steep horizontal departure, cruise control …
But the most “boring” is the pear shaped steering wheel is slightly smaller in size and design is a bit old compared to the present. The steering wheel is still full of functional buttons such as wireless calling, media, Cruise Control …
Behind the steering wheel are two simple speed gauges and revolutions along with a color screen displaying operating information and vehicle status. On Terra V version, there is an extremely convenient tire pressure warning (TPMS) option, which lets users know the pressure details on each wheel. In fact, when used, there was a rolling wheel that had to lose its pressure, the screen immediately displayed the current lost pressure to help the driver promptly handle the situation.
In essence, Terra’s engine if you read the catalog is not very impressed when using 2.5L gasoline engine for a capacity of only 169 horsepower, a traction of only 241Nm, slightly weak compared to an SUV weighing nearly two tons. In return for a sturdy chassis, double-wishbone front suspension with balance bar, 5-point multi-link rear suspension, Terra was able to do more than everyone expected partly thanks to the gasoline engine and gearbox. 7 levels for a better acceleration feeling from the start compared to the oil segment of the same segment. However, when you want to overtake other vehicles, you need to carefully calculate the safety when passing because the capacity of the car is not the highest when it is full load. But it must be remembered that this is an SUV, can not require the level of steering wheel as delicious as sedans or crossovers. What users need in an SUV is the ability to overcome difficult roads where sedans or crossovers are standing still. In fact, Terra was developed in conjunction with the Navara platform, so it has the same advantages as the front exit angle of up to 32 degrees and 27 degrees behind, and the ground clearance of up to 225mm, which allows users to Confidently go anywhere from the building to the forest.
Back on the street, it is clear that Terra’s steering is not a strong point because of the use of oil assistance so the rotation is somewhat heavy. In return, the seats on Terra are extremely comfortable as a zero-gravity chair so extremely smooth, accompanied by extremely good sound insulation, the noise from the echo that almost eliminates most, this is also the advantage of Gasoline engine operates extremely smoothly, leaving little noise like on the diesel engine and when pressing the throttle, there is still a little delay but it is not a sluggish type of diesel engine.
It should be added that, going outside the big highways such as Hanoi highways, highways, the large appearance and the compactness of the car always give the reassuring driver when traveling next to large loads, passenger cars and container cars as if want to squeeze. other vehicles. What almost sedans or crossovers have to be afraid of walking next to these cars.
Although appearing almost in the end of the segment, judging that it is difficult to compete in the business segment, Nissan may have just brought a high-end gasoline version to the family segment, they need a complete car. Perfect, especially the quiet engine with enough options and the price is reasonable. Although there are still some limitations in the interior, the ability to operate and design is likely to be the target for families or businesses that need a model to serve the two most frequent goals: going to the street. or go to work.