| James Kon |
THE new Nissan Terra launched last Saturday in Brunei Darussalam by Boustead Sdn Bhd has a five-star rating under New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asia or ASEAN NCAP, recognised for its quality and safety.
The latest achievement of the seven-seater SUV Nissan Terra was revealed during a press conference at the launch by Product Manager of Boustead Jeremy Lim, Senior Sales and Marketing Operation Manager of Boustead Tan Teck Hock and Product Executive of Boustead Khairul Izzat.
Jeremy Lim said, “Nissan Terra is recognised as one of the best vehicles in ASEAN member countries.”
Meanwhile, Tan Teck Hock said there has been an immense public interest on the new Nissan Terra, especially for the 2WD and 4WD.
Explaining about Nissan Terra, Khairul Izzat said, “We have launched three variants – Mid, High and Premium Grade – and they are all reasonably well equipped.
The Mid Grade offers a 2WD system with a manual transmission and a 17-inch alloy wheel. The interior is equipped with a urethane to keep the car cool and comfortable. It also has a low-cost maintenance which is suitable for those looking for value for money.”
The High Grade offers a 2WD system but with an automatic transmission and an 18-inch alloy wheel.
The interior is also equipped with a urethane while featuring some premium conveniences which are also available in the Premium Grade including a 10.1-inch Android Player for onboard entertainment, hence, making every journey more pleasurable.
The 2WD High and the 4WD Premium Grade are further enhanced with a Power Liftgate to provide more convenience to the drivers and passengers in which the trunk door can be opened in various ways either by pressing the unlock button on the key three times or pressing the button on the trunk door or pressing the switch button at the vehicle’s centre console. The angle of the trunk door can also be adjusted according to the driver’s preference.
For those who prefer a vehicle with a superior and premium feeling, the 4WD Premium Grade, which is the finest grade among the three, has a luxurious interior furnished with leather and first-class comfort and features advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies.
As part of Nissan’s plans to move towards its future direction, Nissan Intelligent Mobility, in which it aims to achieve a goal of zero emission vehicle and zero fatalities on the road by transforming the car into a more responsive partner by redefining how the car is driven, powered and integrated into society, the 4WD Premium Grade adds Intelligent technologies for a safer and confident drive.
One of the highlighted technologies equipped into the 4WD Premium Grade is Around View Monitor. It is a monitor that provides a virtual 360-degree scene of the car in bird’s-eye view.
It assists the drivers by giving real-time information about the vehicle’s surroundings which makes parking much easier and safer.
Another technology equipped into the 4WD Premium Grade is Lane Departure Warning in which it assists in maintaining safety by alerting the drivers when it detects that the car has strayed from its intended lane.
It also recognises the lane in which the car is travelling. Thus, when the driver unintentionally drifts out of the travelling lane, the system alerts the driver with a visual warning on the display and an audible signal.
These technologies help in seeing and detecting any potential obstructions around the vehicle for better safety.
Furthermore, all models are equipped with a Zero Gravity Seat. This technology reduces fatigue for drivers and passengers when driving by pursuing the ideal posture to make long drives more pleasant and maintaining seating comfort, thus making the Nissan Terra suitable for long journeys.
Powered with 2.5-litre diesel engine providing best-in-class performance, it offers an impressive 190Kw horsepower and 450Nm torque that ensures an exciting drive of speed and acceleration.
It also has high ground clearance which can reduce the risk of damage from uneven roads, hence, suitable for both city drive and off-road drive.
Brunei Darussalam is the fourth country in ASEAN to launch the Nissan Terra after the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia.