The Future Of The Glorious Nissan Z-Car As We Know It Is In Doubt

Nissan executives have shed some light on the future of the Z-car, as the ageing 370Z soldiers on unchanged, and the news is mixed at best
The Future Of The Glorious Nissan Z-Car As We Know It Is In Doubt

If you’re holding out for a new Nissan Z-car, and as big fans of the 370Z we definitely are, you might be disappointed at the latest news to come out of the company.

Nissan’s chief planning officer, Philipe Klein, has revealed – with some remorse, it seems – that although there’s a desire for a new Z-model, corporate pressures have pushed the project way down the priorities list.

The Future Of The Glorious Nissan Z-Car As We Know It Is In Doubt

And there’s worse news. Mr Klein told Australian website CarAdvice:

“There is a lot of passion behind this vehicle… at the same time it’s a segment that is gradually declining, making the case more difficult.

“We have no intention to quit excitement, but we’re going to make it happen in different ways.”

The Future Of The Glorious Nissan Z-Car As We Know It Is In Doubt

Different ways? We don’t necessarily like the sound of that, but there’s no specific reason why Nissan couldn’t pull a totally new gem out of the bag with hybrid tech. CarAdvice quotes the company’s Hideyuki Sakamoto, the executive vice president of product engineering, as saying:

“GT-R and Z cars are our symbol, so we want to launch a new vehicle. We are now studying utilisation of e-power to create more aggression.”

Source: CarAdvice

Comments

307 sw
307 sw

Team up with toyota and make this

10/30/2017 - 14:25 |
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GTRTURTLE 🔰 🐢(Oo \ S K Y L I N E / oO) (Koen
GTRTURTLE 🔰 🐢(Oo \ S K Y L I N E / oO) (Koen

In reply to by 307 sw

I would like it but the skyline was boxy and the supra was curvy so I cannot imagine that mix

10/30/2017 - 16:43 |
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Anonymous
Anonymous

In reply to by 307 sw

The ting goes braap!!!!!

10/30/2017 - 21:40 |
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Anonymous
Anonymous

I don’t mind them using a hybrid system, but I just hope they don’t pull a Mitsubishi and reuse the Z name for yet another SUV or crossover that no one asked for.

10/30/2017 - 14:29 |
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BenPaye(JDMSquad)(MX5Squad)(LFAsquad)(Subie Squad) (Rotary F
BenPaye(JDMSquad)(MX5Squad)(LFAsquad)(Subie Squad) (Rotary F

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Agree

10/30/2017 - 14:46 |
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Roadster / Tail Red
Roadster / Tail Red

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Shhh, it’s already done

10/30/2017 - 16:19 |
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Anonymous
Anonymous

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Yeah!

10/31/2017 - 04:07 |
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Anonymous
Anonymous

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Since they own most of mitsubishi’s or rather mitsubish*t

10/31/2017 - 07:59 |
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Anonymous
Anonymous

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

SUV? I think you meant full-sized Hatchback 😤😤

10/31/2017 - 19:44 |
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Anonymous
Anonymous

E-power Z?

No thanks!

10/30/2017 - 14:37 |
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HAYABUSA
HAYABUSA

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

At this point even if it’s electric I’ll take it tbh, that’s probably it’s last chance at survival

10/30/2017 - 19:06 |
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Fangirl
Fangirl

We need a concept to confirm this theory. Or else, more Z cars for us!

10/30/2017 - 14:48 |
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Daniel Tomlin
Daniel Tomlin

Please stop begging for hybrid systems in all new sports cars.

thanks

10/30/2017 - 15:19 |
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maikel been
maikel been

The 370e pls no

10/30/2017 - 15:30 |
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Windscape 🇺🇸
Windscape 🇺🇸

As long as they don’t stop producing the 370Z in the meantime, I’m good

10/30/2017 - 16:01 |
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Skyy
Skyy

It’s gonna be a crossover SUV hybrid with a 1,6l 4 cylinder engine. So anyhting but excitement.

10/30/2017 - 16:06 |
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Anonymous
Anonymous

In reply to by Skyy

And a CVT!

10/30/2017 - 16:33 |
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TurboToddler (Straight-five)
TurboToddler (Straight-five)

In reply to by Skyy

They already have the Juke, Qashqai and X-Trail. I’d be really disappointed with another crossover

10/30/2017 - 16:49 |
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Anonymous
Anonymous

“In different ways…” SUV confirmed…urgh

10/30/2017 - 16:08 |
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Pagz777
Pagz777

NO, hybrids ruin cars. Either full-electric or no electric, none of this ‘e-power’ crap

10/30/2017 - 16:39 |
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CannedRex24
CannedRex24

In reply to by Pagz777

Theres Nothing REALLY wrong with it. Electric just suck the fun out of most cars…(not that i hate electrics)

Hybrids are better in a petrolheads way, as in theres STILL petrol being used. And an electric system would be amazing for daily driving and the infamous V6 to be used in the Sport mode

10/30/2017 - 17:03 |
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