Saurabh on 09 Oct, 2013 at 08:45 PM
Instead of wasting money on 1495 CC Duster / Terrano, will prefer SCORPIO, SAFARI STORME, ARIA and superb VFM Maruti ERTIGA, GM Enjoy. Ecosport has way better styling and good price. Those who look for space 2600 CC BOLERO & 3000 CC Sumo can be considered....
Subramanian on 07 Oct, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Girish, in the case of Renault and Nissan in India, the agreement between the two states that if one company's car is sold by the other, then the second company has to sell it at a higher price. This is the reason for the Scala and Pulse being costlier than Sunny and Micra. It is not because Renault is a well known premium brand. Now the reverse will operate ie. when Nissan prices Terrano, it has to be at a higher price than Duster.
Shiyas Rehman on 07 Oct, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Duster Vs Terrano comparison is based on the pricing badge.
Eco Vs Terrano might be the case with styling, but still there is a huge price gap of approximately 3-4 lakhs between the top variants of each
Girish Sidana on 07 Oct, 2013 at 10:57 AM
@Agastya, IMHO pricing is not based on who is rebadging whom? It is more based on positioning of the brand. And all of us agree here that Renault is a premium brand than Nissan (Worldwide). This is reflected in previous rebadged cars e.g. Sunny/Scala and Micra/Pulse.
Renault is not the parent company of Nissan. It is a strategic alliance between the two companies through a cross shareholding.
@Shiyas, the comparison may not be between Duster and Terrano. It will be between Terrano and Ecosport. And Terrano has to be priced attractively (Not necessarily cheaper) to sell against Ecosport.
Jayachandran on 06 Oct, 2013 at 12:06 PM
If Terrano is more appealing than the Duster both internally and externally, then, what it will do is, it will eat the sales of Duster.
Some body who is prepared to buy a duster say at 13L would rather go for the Terrano at 13.5L (Just approximate pricing given for example only).
Shiyas Rehman on 05 Oct, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Yeah Nissan should do something to show that there is worth paying the extra money or else they can be rest assured that no customer is going to buy just hearing that it is a nissan car..How good they are able to market the premium features is to be looked about
Omkar Thakur on 05 Oct, 2013 at 11:00 AM
The Interiors of the Terrano are far bettwr in terms of design and aesthetics where teh Duster is hampered. Technically both cars are same
Agastya on 05 Oct, 2013 at 10:08 AM
Now for the terrano-duster delimma..!
Here is the surgery..
Nissan lists 96 dealers and service centres , while Renault lists 122 dealerships and service centres . The Duster price range starts at Rs 7.69 lakh and goes up to Rs 11.49 lakh. Nissan will price the Terrano about Rs 50-70,000 more than the corresponding Duster model. So is the extra cost worth it??
Same engine options and technology, hence mileage is also same, as the kerb weight of both cars is practically same.
No audio controls on steering on the nissan terrano whereas duster boasts it.(earliar critised for the odd placing of the audio controls in duster ,it slammed the critics by proving to be placed at a more accessible place )
Duster offers touchscreen navigation which sadly the nissan dsnt .Nissan offers the old sedate multimedia system wich will soon be worn out with flux of time..or rather it is already(mind u a touchscreen system from (outside)after market purchase would cost u no less than 25000-30000rs)
so is the premium paid on nissan terrano worth it..??
So which one
The Terrano will definitely appeal to someone who’s looking for a compact SUV but finds the Duster’s design a little too common. The Terrano is a good-looking SUV, but i have no objection to the Duster’s styling whatsoever. The Terrano doesn’t give you any added features over the Duster despite the extra dough. So prima facie, the Duster comes out trumps, but only a more exhaustive on-road comparison (and price information) will finally settle the matter.
Guys plz comment and share ur views..i hope this was helpful..!!cheers
Agastya on 05 Oct, 2013 at 09:37 AM
@shelly ;@ girish
Greeting to all..
I'd like to bring light on the pricing issue regarding the renault - nissan alliance cars.The fact is the co. rebadging the car will set a higher price as against the original car so as to reap benefit of the Re-badging strategy.
Also renault is the parent co and nissan a subsidiary co, and renault worldwide has a greater brand value worldwide owning to its technology and premiuness (renault owns an everwinning F1 car).AND renault cars have better resale value than nissan ..as it is a parent co.
Back to thE pricing
>NISSAN SUNNY (ORIGINAL CAR)- rebadging-RENAULt SCALA
HENCE SCALA HAS A HIGHER PRICE
>NISSAN MICRA(ORIGINAL CAR)-REBADGING- RENAULt PULSE
HENCE PULSE HAS A HIGHER PRICE
SIMILARY ORIGINAL CAR RENAUL DUSTER -REBADGING -NISSAN TERRANO
HENCE TERRANO WILL BE PRICED HIGHER..
I HOPE THIS HELPED..
Shiyas Rehman on 04 Oct, 2013 at 03:43 PM
I think it has to do with the timing also. As Renault already launched Duster, Nissan's agreement is to price slightly higher than Duster.. Yes it will definitely affect sales but then they might be trying to promote about the premium interiors (which many duster owners complain for)