By Manny N. de los Reyes
NISSAN is piling on the technology in its two key best-sellers in the Philippines: the Terra midsize SUV and the Navara pickup. In an event held last Tuesday at its showroom in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Nissan took the wraps off the upgraded and refreshed Terra with new exterior updates and the Nissan Advanced Display Audio as well as the Navara Black Edition with added Nissan Intelligent Mobility features.
“In Nissan, we believe that driving should be something exciting, enjoyable, and, most importantly, safe. We want to enable our customers to take on any adventure without limits. By improving the accessibility of the Terra’s NIM features through the new Nissan Advanced Display Audio system, we aspire to empower the Filipino people to go anywhere with confidence,” said Atsushi Najima, Nissan Philippines president and managing director.
The upgrade will have the Terra fitted with the larger screen of the Nissan Advanced Display Audio, allowing an enhanced user interface for easier operation of Nissan Intelligent Mobility features. The 8-inch capacitive touchscreen also allows better and heightened usability of the Around View Monitor, so that users can see and do more, while utilizing Nissan’s technology.
The vehicle also supports Android Auto and Apple Carplay, allowing users to conveniently operate Android and Apple functions directly from the audio unit. These include easier access to their mobile assistant, navigation apps, and music players while on the go.
Finally, the updated Nissan Terra’s exterior is refreshed with a rear roof spoiler for a sportier and more dynamic appearance. It also features a new black grille for a bolder and more upscale look.
The upgraded exterior with the new Nissan Advanced Display Audio system is now available for Nissan Terra 4×2 VE variants and up.
NISSAN NAVARA BLACK EDITION
Nissan also showcased the previously announced new Navara Black Edition. Built upon 80 years of Nissan truck heritage, the tough and smart limited edition pickup is more aggressive and distinctive than ever. Unique design elements from front to back and a host of additional Nissan Intelligent Mobility features further boost the appeal of one of the best-selling pickups in the market.
The new Nissan Navara Black Edition exudes a more commanding presence with unique body decals and orange accents as well as gloss black exterior trim, gloss black rear bumper and gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels. In addition, new features such as smoked LED projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather-and-sport fabric combination upholstery and leather interior trim with orange stitching are now standard on all Black Edition variants. Similar to the standard Navara EL and VL variants, the Black Edition is equipped with Nissan’s Around View Monitor system that gives confidence to drivers on any terrain.
“The new Nissan Navara Black Edition creates a safer and smarter drive, with the timeless design of the best-selling pickup enhanced by new design elements for those who want to standout. With Nissan Intelligent Mobility features, owners of the Nissan Navara Black Edition are empowered to have exhilarating driving experiences, giving them the freedom to really ‘Go Anywhere’, because of the vehicle’s robust design and advanced technology,” said Mr. Najima.
The Navara Black Edition comes in Lunar Metallic Gray (new color), Fiery Red (new color), Galaxy Black, and Aspen Pearl White.
The Nissan Navara Black Edition variants and prices are as follows:
• 2.5L 4×2 EL Calibre 6MT Black Edition — P1,125,00
• 2.5L 4×2 EL Calibre 7AT Black Edition — P1,185,000
• 2.5L 4×4 VL 6MT Black Edition — P1,445,000
• 2.5L 4×4 VL 7AT Black Edition — P1,505,000
• P15,000 for Aspen Pearl White