Information at this stage is scarce, with Nissan confirming more complete specifications and data will be available in April, 2018.
What we do know is that the Terra, the first vehicle to launch under the company’s mid-term plan – Nissan M.O.V.E to 2022 – is set for a spring (March-June) premiere in China.
“I’m very pleased to announce that the all-new Nissan Terra will soon arrive in China,” Ashwani Gupta, senior vice president for Nissan’s frame and LCV business, said. “This rugged SUV is practical, authentic, and designed to go anywhere.
“The Nissan Terra goes on sale this spring, first in China, with other Asian markets soon to follow."
Due to a boom of the LCV segment, Nissan views its frame and LCV business division – comprising of SUVS, utes, vans and light-duty trucks – as critical to the success of its ongoing sales growth.
In fact, in January this year, the LCV segment in Australia saw sales increase by 20.3 per cent overall compared to January 2017. In particular, 4x4 LCV sales were up a substantial 26.6 per cent.
“Nissan’s frame and LCV business is seeing steady growth, and with our ambitious midterm plan and growing product lineup, we’re confident that this growth will continue,” Gupta said.
“It is an exciting time for Nissan. We have the Nissan Terra arriving soon, the award-winning Nissan Navara is now in 133 markets worldwide, and more drivers are purchasing our LCVs around the world.”
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Globally, Nissan reached a total of 907,929 frame and LCV sales in 2017, a seven per cent increase on 2016.
When asked of its arrival in Australia, Tony Mee, Nissan Australia's Corporate Communications Manager, said: “Nissan is excited to announce the forthcoming arrival of the new Terra SUV. This new SUV model is scheduled for initial release in China, and selected Asian markets, and is currently not planned for Australia or New Zealand.”
Stay tuned to 4X4 Australia for more information on the Terra.