Nissan is rebuilding its brand after some difficult years and big losses.
The current Nissan 370Z is 12 years old.
The company’s plans will focus on SUVs and EVs in the near future.
Nissan has shared a timeline for the next Z car’s arrival. If you were in a rush to trade your 10-year old 370Z, you’ll have to wait at least two more years. The Nissan 400Z is not expected before the end of 2022.
Nissan’s had a rough few years in 2018 and 2019, and 2020’s not been kind either. As we know, the Japanese car, a member of the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance, has announced numerous plans to revamp the brand, re-focus their energies on targeted markets, and even cut down the number of models they produce.
The good news is that Nissan does plan to launch a new Z in the future; they made it clear with a teaser image and a brief appearance in a video earlier this year. Nissan’s senior vice-president for design, Alfonso Albaisa, told autoexpress.co.uk: “The Z is the car that democratized sports cars back in the sixties. The current car has been a long time in the dealerships, and so you could imagine the designers working on it. We could never leave this alone, it’s in our soul. You can feel this in other Nissan designs, like the new Ariya; it’s not just about fuel efficiency, it wants to be driven, for the love of driving.”
The bad news is that we’re about 2.5 years away from seeing the car on the road. While we do understand why the Nissan 370Z follow-up is being delayed, we can’t help but think that by 2023, the window of opportunity for Nissan to capture interest and sales will have passed. Actually, we’re quite convinced that Nissan’s current predicament is in part a result of their decision to all but abandon their halo cars…
The presumably called Nissan 400Z will be based on the Infiniti Q60 and share numerous components including its twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine good for 400 horsepower. It was previously understood that the car would be electrified however the story source says that it will not be.