One of the most talked about Nissan models is currently the successor to the 370Z. There have been many different theories about the future of this legendary model. Some reports have even suggested that Nissan plans to redesign it as a crossover. After much speculation, we now know that the next-generation Z concept is due to make its debut at the 2017 Tokyo auto show. So, we expect the redesigned model to go on sale for the 2018 MY. The same source reveals the 2018 Nissan Z will have several potent engines at its disposal.
Design and Features
In terms of proportions, the 2018 Z car is not expected to stray far from the ongoing coupe. It will also adopt an edgier design language compared to its predecessor. Expect the 2018 Nissan Z to sport a gaping front end that draws inspiration from the latest GT-R facelift. The all-new model will ride on the Infiniti Q60’s FR-L platform, resulting in a shorter wheelbase than before. Not much is known about the new Z’s interior. However, we expect Nissan’s designers to give this model a slew of unique styling cues. On top of that, the new Z is likely to get some of the company’s latest tech features. Of course, we should know more on the exterior and interior design once the concept model bows this fall.
The Nissan Z 2018 will have three powerful engines in its range. The flagship powertrain should come in the form of a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that powers the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport. The engine is said to crank out impressive 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. It will also come in pair with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The base 3.0-liter V6 will produce 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of twist. Rumor also has it that a hybrid-powered model is due to arrive at a later date. It is likely to use the same 3.0-liter V6, paired with an electric motor and a dual-clutch gearbox. According to some sources, the gas-electric system’s total output could reach stunning 500 horsepower.
2018 Nissan Z Pricing
The entry-level version of the 2018 Nissan Z should start just above $30,000. As for the twin-turbo model, expect it to begin close to $50,000. Needless to say, we’ll be happy to share new pricing details as soon as they hit the web.