Nissan finally joins the mid-size diesel SUV party with its new Navara-based Terra. Unlike most of its main Japanese rivals though, instead of taking the funky futuristic crossover styling route, this one sticks to a modern but traditional rugged SUV look like one of its key American competitors. One thing for sure, this is unmistakably Nissan with styling cues borrowed from both the Navara pickup and the legendary Patrol SUV.
Under its hood is a small but powerful YD25 DDTi inline-4 diesel with a variable turbocharger and intercooler. It pumps out 187hp and 450Nm of torque. 4x2 models can be had with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode, The range topping 4x4 can only be had with the automatic tranny.