Initial rumors about the next generation Nissan Z stated that it would be ready for the 2013 model year, but it seems those rumors were completely wrong. In an interview with Inside Line, Nissan’s design boss Shiro Nakamura said that the development of the next Z sports car is in its early stages and that we would see a concept version of the car soon. The production version is actually set to arrive as early as the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

The previous generation - the 350Z - was extremely successful, but unfortunately, the current 370Z didn’t acquire the same high notes. According to Nakamura, the next Z sports car needs to have a stronger impact. To achieve this, the next Z-sports car will be lighter and leaner, and will most likely rid itself of the current 3.7 liter V6 engine in favor of a new four-cylinder engine. This will make the car more fuel efficient, and, according to Nakamura, will make it "more accessible to open the door to more people."

As for its exterior design, the next Z will combine the current sporty look with "excitement, substance, and agility."


Source: InsideLine

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  (613) posted on 08.1.2012

Oh the exterior design is a combined of sporty look with an excitement and amazing color of the car.

  (347) posted on 08.1.2012

Amazing! I have always acknowledged Nissan’s efficiency in producing quality cars, and this made my admiration for them greater. I’ve observed they’re also improving on styling too.

  (365) posted on 07.31.2012

Well, it’s great if they have the lighter Z. I’m sure it’ll be interesting if it gained extra speed.

  (372) posted on 07.29.2012

If it’s lighter and leaner, it means they are going to reduce and removed some heavy parts of its body.

  (600) posted on 07.26.2012

I’m sure a lot of buyers are waiting for the production of the Z.

  (314) posted on 07.26.2012

Is it the new Porsche? Just asking because I find it exciting like Cayenne.

  (453) posted on 07.24.2012

Wow. I’m so excited about this Z. Will it will also reach Indian shores?

  (683) posted on 07.23.2012

They were just after at the performance of Z despite its size. If only they could launch a four-seater version of Z, it could be more teasing on us.

  (442) posted on 07.22.2012

What important to us is its fuel economy that can help us save fuels and money.

  (517) posted on 07.20.2012

If it is beneficial on us the planned enhancement and upgrades, then we have to wait for it.

  (276) posted on 07.20.2012

I was a bit sulky at that time because I was really anticipating for the next generation Nissan Z. It was just a rumor.

  (831) posted on 07.19.2012

They are going to focus on sales rather than increasing any numbers and enhancing appearance. It is only for two persons? It’ll be good if they enhance and improve this one.

  (600) posted on 07.18.2012

They are going to focus on sales rather than increasing any numbers and enhancing appearance. It still expected to have a big reduction in its weight.

  (762) posted on 07.18.2012

@Steve216: Do you think its a nice idea? I don’t see it exciting for me.

  (419) posted on 07.17.2012

@Steve216: I’m hoping also that there will be four-seater in this Z.

  (596) posted on 07.17.2012

If they are targeting sportier appearance, they don’t have to because they already attained that sporty stance.

  (683) posted on 07.16.2012

So if they mean it’ll be lighter and leaner, does it mean they are going to make Nissan Z different from the other. I hope this will benefit the current speed and agility.

  (553) posted on 07.16.2012

If the Nissan is lighter and leaner, does it mean that they are going to change its current exterior into all new Nissan? What performance can it give from the V6 engine?

  (1) posted on 07.13.2012

I hope the new one will be 4 seater, that’s all that has been holding me back from getting a Z

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