Nissan 400Z To Apparently Be Revealed Late 2022, On Sale In 2023!
At the end of this May, Nissan announced their new "cool " plan to get back into shape financially, by cutting costs and re-planning their product line-up to be more competitive. Known as the "Nissan Next: From A to Z " plan, it’s a four-year program that will last until the end of the 2023 fiscal year, which in Japan runs until March 31, 2024.
See that swanky sports car ? That's what we are talking about. To follow the plan, Nissan promised to roll out a dozen new vehicles in the next 18 months. The plan includes refreshes and updates to Nissan current line-up, which is on sale for around 10 years.
A report from British magazine Auto Express has had us worried about the hotly anticipated Z car. While Nissan has got the ball rolling with the new Rogue, the electric SUV called Ariya, and the India exclusive crossover called the Magnite, it appears that we have to wait a bit for the 370Z successor.
Just a render
The report from the British magazine states that the 400Z ( or whatever they shall call it) shall be unveiled by the end of 2022 , and shall hit the road on early 2023, which coincides with the 15th anniversary of the 370z. The report comes somewhat as a shock seeing as how it was only a month ago when Nissan’s vice-president of global product strategy, Ivan Espinosa, said the car is “very close” to being unveiled.
But we haven't seen any spyshots of the 400Z being tested on the road. The 400Z might have some styling cues from older Z's. But what is taking so long?
There are endless speculations about the Z's drivetrain. A 3.0l V6 , believed to be from an Infinity Q60 is the most probably the drivetrain of choice. But we never know, maybe Nissan is making an all new engine.
When the 400Z is released, the Toyota Supra and the BMW Z4 shall get some competition. And also, Ivan Epinosa stated that the electrification of 400Z is not on agenda , as he believes that electric technology is not a practical idea for a sports car.
I believe that Nissan needs to introduce a Silvia replacement, to "make Nissan great again"
*This article is purely for speculative purposes*