The Nissan Terrano, once a fairly rugged SUV, is now the nameplate by which Nissan will sell a rebadged Dacia Duster in India. How about some exports?
No, really, why not? With compact crossover sales on the rise all across the globe, and the Duster garnering positive reviews even among the enthusiast press, it could be a golden opportunity for Nissan to enter that segment with a product below the Qashqai (aka our Rogue). Hell, why not bring it to North America as a Versa-sized crossover (we wouldn’t get it otherwise – setting up a Dacia dealer network is a billion-dollar fool’s errand for our market)? Assuming it meets regulatory requirements, it could be positioned as a cheap ‘n cheerful subcompact crossover, just like the Versa is in the subcompact segment.