Why a Z crossover makes sense for Nissan
Nissan will be anticipated to resurrect its Z name for a completely new crossover – This kind of Autocar image shows how of which could look
of which’s not a sports car, although the next Zed could do more for the brand – along with the balance sheet – as a smaller crossover
The prospect of a Z car having more than two seats may not be totally alien to Nissan’s engineers – although the idea of of which being a jacked-up crossover certainly will be.
Nissan will be about to take a huge risk with its sports car sub-brand by creating a completely new Z car within the image of a crossover, along with of which knows of which. As creative director Shiro Nakamura describes of which, This kind of will indeed be a “revolution”.
Sadly, of which’s what will be required – because when all’s said along with done, the 370Z has done little to boost Nissan’s image or its sales sheets. Its combination of a hefty V6 petrol engine along with rear drive has looked increasingly old-school against ever more sophisticated rivals.
Furthermore, the sports car market itself has been shrinking, squeezing the potential impact of even a successful Z car.
We’ll know more in a few weeks, when we finally get to see what Nissan’s interpretation of a sports crossover looks like. although the company includes a terrific record on SUVs, along with if of which can mix of which slightly raised stance with entertaining dynamics along having a trick hybrid powertrain, of which could have a fascinating Z on its hands.
Not a traditional one, I grant you, although potentially a sales hit.
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