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Nissan Is Considering a Z SUV Because Why Not

Nissan Is Considering a Z SUV Because Why Not

Japanese automaker needs a cash cow, and this might be it

The Nissan Z Proto’s arrival has thrust Nissan straight to the headlines, and as speculation continues to grow on what kind of next-generation Z sports car is going to come out of the concept vehicle, word has it that Nissan isn’t going to stop with just a new Z sports car.

Ivan Espinosa, Nissan’s Senior VP for Global Product Planning, admitted during a recent media event that a Z SUV (or crossover) is something that Nissan is currently exploring. Espinoza stopped short of confirming anything, but the fact that it’s even in consideration speaks to the lengths that Nissan will go to in order to maximize the strength and appeal of its Z brand. Given the company’s current financial struggles, a Z SUV doesn’t sound like a bad idea.

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Nissan's Z Platform Evolved to Underpin the Z Proto and 400Z

Nissan’s Z Platform Evolved to Underpin the Z Proto and 400Z

Down at its very core, the backbone of Nissan’s upcoming entry-level sports car is drenched in the DNA of the 370Z and 350Z

For many years we thought Nissan may never revive the Z as the aging 370Z was left lingering in production for what seemed like an eternity with the Japanese automaker showing no interest in developing its replacement.

Happily, though, Nissan did finally call time on the 370Z’s long production run and previewed the next Z with the retro-looking Z Proto. While many things are new on the model, that will probably be named 400Z when it reaches production, its underpinnings are linked to Nissan’s long-standing FM platform that hides underneath both the 370Z and the 350Z, as well as many other Nissan and Infiniti products.

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Nissan Is Still On the Fence About What the 2023 Nissan GT-R R36 Will Be

Nissan Is Still On the Fence About What the 2023 Nissan GT-R R36 Will Be

Nissan GT-R: To Electrify or Not to Electrify

The current Nissan GT-R, while old as hell at this point, is still one dominating car, the likes of which very few cars from mainstream automakers can touch. With the reveal of the Z Proto and the 400Z’s impending launch in 2022 or 2023, Nissan also has to plan out the next GT-R, which is allegedly scheduled to launch in 2023. How does an automaker push a car that’s already over the top – one that can lay waste to an icon like the Porsche 911 – even higher? Well, as it turns out, Nissan’s looking at any and all technology to ensure that the R36 GT-R will be one of the complete and capable performance cars on the planet.

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Is This Fan Rendering An Accurate Prediction of the upcoming Nissan 400Z Nismo?

Is This Fan Rendering An Accurate Prediction of the upcoming Nissan 400Z Nismo?

Nissan will eventually build a 400Z Nismo and this is what it could look like

After years of rumors and speculation, Nissan finally unveiled the successor to the 370Z. Although the Z Proto is a concept car and not a production model, it’s an accurate preview of the next Z car, rumored to be called the 400Z. Now that the Z Proto is out in the open, performance car enthusiasts the world over are wondering whether Nissan will offer a Nismo version. And renderings of the 400Z Nismo are already flooding the internet.

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The Nissan Z Proto could lend its design to a 400Z convertible and this Is What it Could Look Like

The Nissan Z Proto could lend its design to a 400Z convertible and this Is What it Could Look Like

The Nissan Z Proto looks hot without a roof

Nissan just unveiled the Z Proto, a concept car that previews the next-generation Z, likely to be called the 400Z. With the Z Proto out in the open, there is all sorts of speculation as to what it could spawn. The rumor mill includes a convertible and a Nismo version, as well as the fact that it could borrow its engine from the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport. A convertible version would be particularly interesting given that Nissan no longer offers such a version of the 370Z, but the Japanese company hasn’t made that decision yet.

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The Nissan 400Z NISMO Could Be a Hybrid

The Nissan 400Z NISMO Could Be a Hybrid

A hybrid drivetrain could help the Z to poke the base model GT-R in its backside

Strange as it may seem, two of the anachronic figures in the world of sports cars, albeit at different ends of the pricing spectrum, Nissan’s 370Z and Maserati’s GranTurismo have finally been replaced one way or another after over a decade on the market. While Maserati chose to pick a fight with Ferrari & Co. with its next two-door model, Nissan more or less sticks with the classic formula with the retro-looking 400Z. More or less because, apparently, the upcoming 400Z NISMO could be a hybrid.

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The Nissan 400Z Won't Be Heading to Europe

The Nissan 400Z Won’t Be Heading to Europe

A global car the new Z Car is not

The Nissan Z Proto was unveiled this week in Japan and fans from all over the world could chime in and ask questions as the Japanese automaker unveiled the next chapter in the legendary Z car story. However, it was the annual ZCon gathering in the U.S., the largest Nissan Z gathering in the world that was featured extensively during the launch, and that’s not surprising given the Z’s main market is America. What’s surprising, though, is that the two-door sports car won’t be available for sale in Europe.

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The Nissan Z Proto and 400Z Could Have Looked Like a Juke

The Nissan Z Proto and 400Z Could Have Looked Like a Juke

Nissan considered a Juke-inspired Z car, but it eventually went with retro styling based on the 240Z

Rumored for quite a few years, the Nissan 400Z is still a long time away, but the Japanese firm just unveiled the Z Proto. As the name suggests, it’s some sort of concept/prototype that previews the upcoming 400Z. It’s heavily inspired by the iconic 240Z, but it also features styling cues from the 300ZX and from the outgoing 370Z. But Nissan also released a video that showcases the design development of the Z Proto, and it seems that the Japanese brand considered various options, including one that’s inspired by the old Juke.

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Nissan Ushers in the Future By Looking to its Past With the Z Proto

Nissan Ushers in the Future By Looking to its Past With the Z Proto

The Z Proto gives us a strong idea of what the next-gen Z Car will look like

It’s been 11 years since Nissan’s famed Z family welcomed an all-new model into the fold. The wait has been long and oftentimes frustrating, but, finally, the next-generation Z car, or at least a prototype version of the production model, has arrived. It’s called the Nissan Z Proto, and it’s about as close as we can get to the production model that’s scheduled to arrive in 2022. Nissan hasn’t been shy about touting a retro-inspired look for the next-generation Z model, and the Japanese automaker lived up to its word on that one. The Z Proto is dressed in styling cues that Nissan borrowed from its predecessors and combined all of that with modern design elements to give the all-new Z car a distinct look that lives up to its nameplate. The Z Proto also comes with a modern interior and a healthy twin-turbo V-6 engine that packs plenty of punch. This is the Nissan Z Proto, folks. After a long wait, it’s finally here.

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Everything We Know About The Nissan 400Z?

Everything We Know About The Nissan 400Z?

It Could Be As Powerful As The 2008 Nissan GT-R R35

We will get a new Nissan Z-car. The new Nissan Z car is due for a reveal in the coming years, and some suggest we may even see it at the next Tokyo Motor Show or at NAIAS in 2019. Mind you, this information is yet to be confirmed, but we already know that Nissan is working on a replacement for the 370Z. I am telling you again - the new Nissan Z car will come. For me, this is a huge deal as I really liked the 370Z in its purest, least expensive form. Ignore my emotions from now on as I try to elaborate on what the new Nissan Z car should be. Believe me, so many rumors circulate on the Internet that it is almost impossible to separate right from wrong and truth from deception. In that regard, I am going to give you a rundown of the most logical solutions Nissan may employ for the creation of the new Z car.

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The Current Nissan GT-R's Final Breath Will Be Though the GT-R50's 710-Horsepower Engine

The Current Nissan GT-R’s Final Breath Will Be Though the GT-R50’s 710-Horsepower Engine

This is how you say goodbye in style

After 13 years in the market — yes, it’s been that long — Nissan is finally prepared to bid adieu to the R35-generation of the Nissan GT-R. The iconic supercar’s swan song isn’t expected to happen until 2023 at the earliest, but this early, the automaker is already preparing what Japanese magazine Best Car Web describes as a Final Edition model that will pack no less than 750 horsepower. This apocalyptic version of Godzilla will be limited to just around 20 units, ensuring not only its exclusivity but also the distinction of being the most powerful production-spec GT-R to be built. Expect to pay the motherlode when this mighty supercar arrives with a sticker price of 40 million yen in Japan. That converts to around $377,000 based on current exchange rates, though it’s hard to say what the conversion rate is going to be like once it arrives in 2022.

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Nissan's Latest Teaser for the 400Z Hints at a Manual Transmission!

Nissan’s Latest Teaser for the 400Z Hints at a Manual Transmission!

The 400Z debuts on September 16 in prototype form

After many months of rumors and teasers, Nissan finally confirmed that it will unveil the next-generation Z car in 2020. The big unveiling will take place on September 16, but Nissan says it will reveal a "Z Proto" car, which probably means a prototype or concept version of the upcoming replacement for the 370Z.

With a little bit more than a week left until then, Nissan rolled out a new teaser video that showcases a few important details about the sports car. Nissan’s upcoming Z car is dubbed the 400Z by the automotive media, but this nameplate has yet to be confirmed.

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Nissan Is About to Reveal The 400Z Prototype

Nissan Is About to Reveal The 400Z Prototype

The Nissan 400Z Prototype Will Be Revealed on September 15th

Following the rumor that the Nissan 400Z wasn’t scheduled to hit the market until 2023, and the appropriate questions as to why Nissan has revealed that it will showcase a “Z Proto” on September 15, 2020. Obviously, Nissan is still withholding the name, and this is only a prototype, but it’ll be the best look we’ve gotten on the next-gen Z car since Nissan confirmed it was coming with an intriguing video back in May.

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The Nissan 400Z Might Not Arrive Until 2023

The Nissan 400Z Might Not Arrive Until 2023

Nissan Could Be Changing Its Plans for the 400Z

This year has been beyond turbulent, and right at the apex of all the drama, we Nissan filed a new trademark that hinted the 400Z would be coming soon. Then, two months later, it was suggested that both the Nissan Z and GT-R could be killed off to keep Nissan afloat A few days later, Nissan put out a trailer to showcase its range of new models and, thanks to that, we learned that the 400Z was, in fact, happening and would feature a lot of throwback styling cues. We later learned that the 400Z won’t only feature throwback styling cues, but will, essentially, be a reskinned and retuned 370Z – it will even ride on the same platform. Now, despite the fact that we’ve been promised that the 400Z would be revealed soon, it looks like “soon” has a different definition to Nissan.

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We're Actually Looking Forward To The Hybridized 2023 Nissan GT-R

We’re Actually Looking Forward To The Hybridized 2023 Nissan GT-R

Nissan Will Finally Introduce the Next-Gen Nissan GT-R in 2023 with Hybridization Done Right

Earlier this year we drove the 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo, and for the most part, every member of the Top Speed staff loved it. That doesn’t mean that the big elephant in the room, the fact that it’s essentially 13 years old, wasn’t painfully obvious. The car has aged better than most cars than have had such a long lifespan, but it’s beyond time for a new generation. For a while, it seemed like this would happen, but then in April 2020, Nissan argued that it won’t update the GT-R because it wants to keep it affordable, and a month later, we learned that Nissan’s cost-cutting plans could spell the end for the GT-R and it’s little brother the 370Z. Fortunately, that’s not the case, and in early August, we learned that the GT-R is due to be replaced in 2023, along with a happy little surprise.

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Revitalization Of Nissan's Lineup Means Death of a Friendly Face and Prolonged Life For Another

Revitalization Of Nissan’s Lineup Means Death of a Friendly Face and Prolonged Life For Another

Within a Few Years, the Nissan Maxima Will Be Replaced and the GT-R Will Keep Getting Older

In a recent report, we told you that Nissan was cutting costs to the tune of €2.8 billion, and part of that might mean the death of the only models in the lineup that people care about. A month before that, we told you that Nissan won’t update the GT-R because it wants to keep it “affordable.” Now, we have some new news to share, some of which is in regard to the currently 13-year-old Nissan GT-R (it was introduced way back in 2007) and the Nissan Maxima. The truth is, folks, that one of these two models isn’t meant for this world as Nissan continues to rattle the core of its lineup.

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The Retro-Styled Nissan 400Z Arrives in 2021 But You Might Not Like Everything About It

The Retro-Styled Nissan 400Z Arrives in 2021 But You Might Not Like Everything About It

The next-gen Nissan Z will probably ride on an old platform, but will feature a fresh look and turbo power

The story of the Nissan 400Z has been a long, dramatic one filled with rumors, speculation, and uncertainty. We’ve heard everything from the next-gen Z car landing as a crossover to it being built in collaboration with Mercedes, and let’s not forget new that it could end up being a hybrid or an EV that sits next to the Nissan GT-R EV. Then May of 2020 took a very interesting turn when some reports indicated that both the Nissan Z and GT-R could be discontinued altogether, only to be followed by an official teaser that showcased a retro-styled Z-Car. So, a new Nissan Z was confirmed, and all was good, but now we’re learning more about it, including what we can expect of its platform, its heart, and the likelihood that the 400Z will be electric. Fair warning: you might not like what you’re about to read, but you might.

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Can You Make Out Anything From This Nissan Frontier Image?

Can You Make Out Anything From This Nissan Frontier Image?

Nissan gave us a peek at the new truck without actually showing it

Nissan recently announced a restructuring plan and released a teaser video called “Nissan Next: From A to Z”. The video teased many vehicles, including rejigged Armada, Rogue and the next-gen Z sports car. Nissan also showcased the silhouette of the 2021 Frontier. The truck is due for a big change for 2021, and it looks like the company teased it in this video. However, the changes aren’t glaringly evident.

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Is Nissan Coming Up With A Frontier NISMO?

Is Nissan Coming Up With A Frontier NISMO?

This could change the ’bang-for-the-buck work truck’ image of the Frontier

Nissan recently updated the age-old Frontier. The company tweaked the 2020 model inside out and even plonked a new mill under the hood. However, it still feels dated and all eyes are set on the next-gen model that’s due next year. There’s not a lot of information out there about it except for the fact that it is going to get mighty expensive. However, according to a YouTube channel called Pickup Truck Plus SUV Talk, the Japanese automaker might be working on a Frontier NISMO. If this scoop is true, then Nissan might fill the void created by Ford for not offering the Ranger Raptor here in the States.

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Rumors About the 2022 Nissan 400Z Have Manifested into These Awesome Renderings

Rumors About the 2022 Nissan 400Z Have Manifested into These Awesome Renderings

But we won’t know how this car looks like until 2021

Much like the Nissan GT-R, the 370Z is a bit long in the tooth. Launched in 2009, it’s 11 years old as of 2020, and Nissan launched only minor upgrades all these years. But the 370Z is going out of production and word has it there will be a successor called the 400Z. But this new sports car is still a couple of years away, and we don’t know much about it. The mystery behind has inspired car designed Max Shershnev to render a potential look for the400Z.

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The 2021 Nissan Frontier Could Get A Lot More Expensive

The 2021 Nissan Frontier Could Get A Lot More Expensive

A premium of over $7,500 as compared to the 2019 model’s starting price!

The Nissan Frontier is known for its rock-like build and reliability. The truck is over a decade old, but Nissan hasn’t really given it any new clothes or makeup over the years. However, the 2021 model is expected to bring about a lot of changes. Generally, such changes rarely command a significant price increase, and that seems to be the case with the Frontier.

According to a report from CarsDirect, the Nissan Frontier’s starting price will be increased by over $7,500! The 2019 Nissan Frontier starts at $18,636, but the 2021 model is expected to come with a starting price tag of $26,280. That’s an increase of almost 45-percent! But, why? Is it going to come with gold screws and bolts?

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The 400Z Could Be Little More Than a Facelifted 370Z With a New Engine and New Tech

The 400Z Could Be Little More Than a Facelifted 370Z With a New Engine and New Tech

The good news is that we’re looking at 400 horsepower and a debut within the next year.

The road to a new Z-car, one we’ve been calling the 400Z for some time now, has been a long one, filled with rumors, interviews, and expectations. When Nissan filed a new Z logo trademark in March of 2020 we finally had something solid that hinted a new Z-car was coming, but it was far from a confirmation that it was really happening. Now, more information has started circulating that says the car will be named 400Z and could be unveiled within the next year, but that’s not all.

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