We’ve already seen the first official images of the new Nissan Terra, which is set to make its world debut soon in China. The Terra is a pick-up truck-based seven-seater SUV that competes with the Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu D-Max and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport; which makes it a perfect fit for Thailand and ASEAN.

It will indeed be made and sold in Thailand, according to the Bangkok Post. The Navara-based PPV (pick-up passenger vehicle) is expected to reach Thai showrooms in the second half of this year after its expected debut at the Beijing Auto Show.

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The Terra should share powertrains with the Navara NP300, which is powered a YD25DDTi 2.5 litre turbodiesel and seven-speed automatic or six-speed manual. There’s also a twin-turbo 2.3 litre diesel (used in Western markets) available should Nissan opt for it.

As for the interior, the released official image shows a dashboard that’s similar to the Navara’s. This would be a good addition to Nissan’s Malaysian range too, as a rival to the local Fortuner, which is also imported from Thailand. Like what you see?

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