The Nissan Terrano is probably one of the best looking compact crossover SUVs in the Indian market. The looks have remained almost unchanged since its launch back in 2013 but inside, the Terrano has received regular updates. The latest 2017 update adds a few lines to the equipment list and while the entry-level trim prices are untouched, the top-spec car is a tad more expensive than before. So if you are considering spending a bit over Rs 10 lakh, here is the list of cars you should look at along with the Nissan Terrano.
The Terrano starts at Rs 9.99 lakh and you get both the base petrol and base diesel trims. Being base trims, it gets the bare necessities – power steering, power windows and manual air conditioning. But at this price, you have the option of buying a decently loaded C-Segment sedan. The Maruti Ciaz top-spec diesel or the ZXi petrol automatic will cost you lesser than a Terrano. You can get the Honda City petrol S-trim, Skoda Rapid base diesel or VW Vento highline petrol.
Next on the block is the Nissan Terrano XL(O) diesel at Rs 12.54 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. For this money, you can get most of the top-spec C-segment sedans and along with them the sub-four metre SUVs as well. The sub-four metre SUVs like the Honda WR-V, Vitara Brezza, Ford Ecosport, are in the Rs 10 lakh to Rs 11 lakh bracket, ex-showroom. While they will save you a couple of lakhs, the interior space, boot space, rode quality and handling dynamics of the Terrano will be unmatched.
For the price of the top-spec manual which is priced over Rs 14 lakh, you can get yourself SUVs like the Mahindra Scorpio or the evergreen Tata Safari Storme. If you need to haul seven, you can opt for the XUV 500 or the Hexa. Amongst the compact crossovers, the Renault Duster will give you the top-spec diesel AMT at this price. You can also buy the top-spec diesel Creta and we all know why the Hyundai is the best in this segment. You could opt for the underdog, the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross with the 120 bhp 1.6-litre Multijet diesel engine.
Finally, for the top-spec Nissan Terrano AMT, the price tag goes perilously close to Rs 15 lakh. For this price, you get a decently loaded Hyundai Elantra, the entry-level VW Jetta or the Chevrolet Cruze. These entry-level D-segment sedans are aspirational for sure, but then, with the new equipment, the Terrano takes the cake.