Nissan Breaks its Silence on the Next Generation Z Model
Nissan finally broke its silence on the long-awaited successor to the 370Z model. Since the current-generation Nissan 370Z was first introduced a decade ago, a complete overhaul was way overdue. Nissan gave journalists a peek at the new Z model during a teaser video, showing nothing more than a sporty silhouette. No debut date in sight, but in the meantime enthusiasts are spending their time filling in the details of the shadowy teaser. In an attempt to fill in the gaps enthusiasts might’ve actually created one of the best — and likely most accurate — renderings. The teaser confirms what automotive experts guessed a while ago — the new Z model blends sleek modern style with nostalgic retro-inspired cues throughout.
The silhouette alludes to the round headlights from the retro 240Z, but this time they’ll be modernized with LEDs. The front fascia is also a little better defined, with a rectangular grille that also mimics the 240Z aesthetics. As for other changes, experts think the next generation Z model features a longer hood, a short rear deck, a sharp character line on the profile, and a sloping roofline. Taillight design is believed to be inspired by the 300ZX model, yet another touch of retro flair.
Not only will the new Nissan Z look sleeker than its predecessors, it will also increase its power. Technical details are unavailable at the time, but rumor has it that the 3.7-liter V6 powering the current generation 370Z — with its 332 horsepower — will be switched out for an Infiniti-sourced 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, speculated to land somewhere around the 400 horsepower range. When will the next-generation Z model be unveiled? Nissan didn’t make that clear, but the automaker insisted it would be one of the 12 new models it plans to launch within the next 18 months. Inside sources claim that the long-awaited Z model will enter production in September of 2021, but since it’s all speculation it’s better to take this all with a grain of salt. For now, we continue to wait on the model.
Among the other models shown in the teaser clip are the Ariya, Armada, Frontier, Kicks, Murano, Navara, Pathfinder, Qashqai, Rogue, Terra, and X-Trail. The Ariya model is an all-electric SUV that experts claim is coming to America, but models like the Navara, Terra, and X-Trail likely won’t make it to this side of the world and are designated for global markets only. The Qashqai will continue to masquerade as the scaled down Rogue Sport compact SUV in the U.S. market. 2021 brings plenty of changes to the Nissan lineup, with a completely overhauled Pathfinder and the next-generation Rogue scheduled to be the first reveals. Check out the teaser trailer below:
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