The world’s automakers are continuing to crank out all-new, redesigned, and upgraded SUVs in their never-ending quest to give drivers what they want.
The upcoming models range from affordable subcompact crossovers to three-row flagship SUVs, with mixed-in, extreme off-road capable and advanced electric models.
There will always be an auto manufacturer with an SUV on the way to fill in if there is a market niche, and this year, Nissan is no exception.
Among all released models of Nissan, it is a known fact that the Nissan Terra of new generations has gained lots of attraction and become one top-selling SUV models in the local market within a very short time.
For 2021, Nissan has just given its Terra a major revamp. Overall, the 2021 model’s exterior design delivers a bolder and more aggressive style with increased technology levels.
With an integrated 7-inch Advanced Drive-Assist TFT screen, the 2021 Nissan Terra also gets a new steering wheel and gauge cluster and a 9-inch Nissan Connect touchscreen system.
Moreover, the PH-spec Nissan Terra is powered by a 2.5-liter YD25 diesel engine that can generate 190 hp and 450 Nm of torque.
Indeed, with those mentioned features, the Nissan Terra is undoubtedly a hard-to-be-ignored car model of 2021.
However, if you want to take a more thorough perspective on the future SUV car segment, there are also some upcoming or new-released models that can shine in-line with the refreshed Terra, whether or not they will appear to earn the Filipinos love when the new year ends.
This small SUV is closely related to the fourth-generation Yaris, as its name suggests. The 2021 Toyota Yaris Cross, however, gets its distinct look, despite the two models having much in common mechanically.
What makes the Yaris Cross shine brightly is the fact that it is the first small Toyota hybrid SUV to be equipped with an E-Four (Electric four-wheel-drive) system and a “Multi-terrain Select” feature, which enables drivers to select three modes of driver assistance based on road conditions.
It is currently unknown whether Toyota Philippines will offer this advanced Yaris Cross to the local markets. However, according to some sources, the Japanese automaker will collaborate with Daihatsu to bring in the one-and-only Toyota Raize instead.
Within the modern SUV and crossover segment, the 2021 C-HR is perhaps one of the most ravishing and extroverted vehicles Toyota has ever come up with.
Compared to the Nissan Terra, the Toyota C-HR’s exterior design is more aggressive and modern with full of sharp creases, curves, and angles.
Its interior cabin features black leather seats, keyless entry push-button start, a 6-speaker free-standing touchscreen infotainment system, and dual-zone climate control.
A 1.8-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, which is coupled to a 7-speed automatic gearbox and pumps out 140 hp of maximum power and 171 Nm of peak torque output, claims the heart of the Toyota C-HR. There are also three distinct drive modes on offer for the engine: Eco, Normal, and Sport.
The expected launch date of the car model will be on 7th April 2021. So if you are curious about this brand new Japanese SUV, stay tuned with Philkotse.com for more updates in the future.
Mazda will soon bring to market its first all-electric vehicle in the form of the MX-30 SUV, which will also offer a plug-in hybrid variant. With a coupe-like roofline and rear-hinged back doors, the subcompact crossover has a sharp exterior design.
This 2021 MX-30 version will not be equipped with a rotary-engine. Instead, a new engine will make its debut: e-Skyactiv-G.
A secondary display will sprout from the dashboard to cover infotainment features such as the audio system, navigation, and backup camera, in addition to the digital panel for the MX-30’s climate controls and vehicle settings.
Expected to launch in March 2021 in the Philippines, the MG Maxus D90 may be offered in two trims – 2.0 L MT and 2.0 L AT.
Overall, Maxus D90 sports a chunky design and a bold, upright stance as it was built on a light truck platform. Measuring 5,005 mm in length, 1,932 mm in width, and 1,875 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,950 mm, the D90 is expected to defeat its potential rivals the Philippine market in terms of dimension such as the Nissan Terra.
The D90 is packed with adaptive LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, heated wing mirrors, three-zone automatic air-conditioning, a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and an 8.0-inch multi-info instrument cluster panel.
Looking at the Nissan Philippines price list, the expected price of the MG Maxus D90 is higher than the Terra, which is ranged from PHP 2.26 to PHP 2.35 Million.
Just within the first month, the competition in the 2021 SUV segment has already become more and more epic with the appearances of worldwide rivals competing in every aspect.
Along with the Nissan Terra, there will be tons of striking candidates that can bring out unforgettable experiences and please your will in every drive.
Let’s just wait for a little bit more, for the great roadie-companion that you deserve!
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