The new Nissan Terra is set to be launched in China on April 12 this year, according to Zhengzhou Nissan Automobile. The seven-seat SUV will also be offered in Thailand by the second half of 2018, with other Asian markets also under consideration.

For the Chinese market, the Terra will be offered with a 2.5 litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that makes 181 hp and 251 Nm of torque, mated either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission, with four-wheel drive available as an option.

The Thai-spec Terra should share the same engine with the Navara NP300 pick-up truck it is based on, which is a YD25DDTi 2.5 litre turbodiesel that serves up 163 PS and 403 Nm. There’s also a twin-turbo 2.3 litre diesel (used in Western markets) available should Nissan opt for it.

In terms of equipment, LED headlamps and 18-inch alloy wheels will be offered, but a photo of the interior reveals other items as well. These include a touchscreen infotainment system, dual-zone climate automatic air-conditioning, keyless start, cruise control, faux wood trim and parking sensors.

As for other details, the dimensions of the Terra are 4,882 mm long, 1,850 mm wide and 1,835 mm tall, with a 2,850 mm wheelbase. The Nissan seven-seater has more substantial wheelbase (+105 mm) compared to a Toyota Fortuner, but it is also longer (+87 mm) and narrower (-5 mm). To tackle off-road terrain as these photos suggest, the Terra has a 220 mm ground clearance, 33° approach angle and 26° departure angle.

For now, there’s no official word if the Terra will come to Malaysia. It would certainly make a good addition to Nissan Malaysia’s model line-up, as a challenger to the Fortuner and Isuzu MU-X, don’t you think?