The GT-R axed: Nissan's new lineup
An detailed analysis of the new Nissan lineup
Nissan today released an official video that showcased it's revamped lineup. Although the lineup featured the U.S market cars, it is to be noted that there has been a significant number of vehicles that have been axed.
Prominent names like the Altima, Maxima, X-Terra and Versa did not feature on the video. The ultimate shocker was that the Nissan GT-R did not feature on the video. What we know so far is that the GT-R is not going to be sold in the US or will be sold with minor updates, only time will tell if it will be sold in the European and Arab markets. Amidst this there is a rumor about Nissan's plans to withdraw from the EU market all-together. The current production vehicles that made it to the lineup include Pathfinder SUV, Rogue/X-Trail, Rogue Sport/Qashqai, Pathfinder, Armada, X-trail, Note and the Navara/Frontier.
The most captivating of the lot was the much awaited 400Z. The new models may not be as interesting as the Z car, but are very significant. It appears that the aging SUV and truck/pickup lineup will be significantly refreshed over the years to come.
Some of the notable models that might reach the European shores:
Ariya (left): The Ariya is an all-electric crossover concept that Nissan showcased last year.
Kicks (fourth from left):A facelift appears to be on its way for Nissan's smallest crossover offering, first introduced for 2018.
Leaf(seventh from left): The Leaf that recently received an update seems to continue with only mior changes.
Qashqai (ninth from left): Nissan sells this small crossover globally, which was given a facelift a few years back.
X-trail (tenth from left): The Rogue is Nissan's best-seller and will receive a facelift for 2021.
The 400Z (last from left): The much awaited 400Z is expected to have a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine with at least 400 horsepower. We hope for a six-speed manual transmission, and a seven-speed automatic is also a likely option.
Other cars from the list:
Armada/Patrol:(second from left): The full-size SUV looks to get a styling update which should hopefully bring a more modern interior.
Nissan Titan(third from left): The long selling Titan that is due for a revamp has also been featured on the video.
Datsun Go Cross based SUV (fifth from left): Based on Nissan's low cost auto brand, Datsun which is readying a new crossover christened Go-Cross MPV is based on the same platform which Go+ MPV underpinnings.The front grill clearly depicts a Datsun car and the body cladding that lends the crossover a rugged stance indicates it could be the GO-Cross.
Frontier (sixth from left): Nissan's mid-size pickup truck will finally be redesigned for the first time in more than a decade, and it will be powered by the new 3.8-liter V-6 engine first seen in the 2020 Frontier.
Pathfinder (eighth from left): This is the redesigned version of Nissan's three-row mid-size SUV.
Terra (eleventh from left): The Nissan Terra is a mid-size SUV manufactured by Nissan. IIt was launched to the public at the April 2018 Auto China. The Terra is currently positioned in size between the X-Trail/Rogue compact crossover and Patrol/Armada full-size SUV. It is seen as the replacement for the X-Terra.