Nissan Bringing an Electric Sub-370Z Sports Car to Tokyo
First rumors on a possible successor for the Nissan 200SX surfaced back in 2010, but they have remained unconfirmed until now. Nissan has officially confirmed that the new model will be unveiled in November at the Tokyo motor show. This electric sports car was previewed more than two years ago with the Esflow Concept and will be placed just below the 370Z in terms of size and pricing.
Up to this point we cannot tell for sure if Nissan will indeed offer a production version, or just a new concept for us to ohh and ahh at. We do know that this model will preview the company’s latest electrification technology.
After the vehicle is displayed in Tokyo, the same technology will be used for an electric Le Mans racecar that is set to be unveiled in June 2014. It may be followed by a hybrid or all-electric GT-R, which is obviously a thought with Nissan’s “electrify” comment about the next-gen GT-R.
In a recent interview with the Australian press, Nissan’s executive vice-president, Andy Palmer backhandedly confirmed that the company will offer another sports car, next to the 370Z and the GT-R, but he did not offered any other details on it. He just invited us to Tokyo to see it. We’ll be there!
Click past the jump to read more on the Nissan Esflow
The Esflow Concept unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show is an electric vehicle powered by two electric motors that are charged by laminated lithium-ion batteries. Each motor powers one of the rear wheels and deliver 107 horsepower each.
The concept can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in around 5 seconds and has autonomy of 240 km (150 miles) on one charge.
Rumors suggest that the next 200SX will be built on a new mid-size platform supplied by Daimler that will also be used for the 370Z replacement and the next GT-R. Ever since a possible successor were rumored, it was thought it will be a hybrid car and now we finally have some confirmation.
Also, considering the new model will be placed under the 370Z, we expect the price to also be kept under $30k.