The ‘Z’ has been around for as long as God.
It seems that Nissan introduced this nomenclature so many decades ago, it’s hard to remember a time when it wasn’t part of their line up.
Back in December 2014, the Vice President of Nissan hinted at something a little special in the powertrain department for the next Z, but that really is all anyone knows for sure; Nissan haven’t released any information whatsoever regarding the next model in the Z line up – so it’s speculation that drives most of the rumors on the internet today, hopefully though, we can see through the nonsense and bring you some … well, maybe not facts, but something more than rumor.
2018 Nissan 370Z Release date
It seems likely that the new 2018 Nissan 370Z will be in the showrooms in the late part of 2017, certainly no earlier than the third quarter of ’17; some people are even saying early 2018.
2018 Nissan 370Z release date: early 2018
2018 Nissan 370Z Price
Nissan can’t hike the prices up too much – that would put it way out of the current market segment, so expect to see minor increases over the current pricing models. Prices should be between $31,000 and $51,000.
2018 Nissan 370Z Redesign
No one really knows what Nissan have up their sleeve for the new 370Z, but we are fairly sure that we are talking evolution rather revolution; Nissan only recently updated the Z line, so this will be a freshen up rather complete new model.
2018 Nissan 370Z Video
2018 Nissan 370Z Specs
Starting with the powertrain, we think that Nissan will stick with the current 3.7 liter V6 motor, although with some tweaking to increase power and maybe fuel economy (although getting both is difficult!), this should mean a little more than the current 332 BHP for the base model (the Nismo version will have a minimum of 350 BHP).
We’ve also been told that Nissan could introduce a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder mill, but whether that will make it to the U.S. is unclear. Transmission will be either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed auto.
2018 Nissan 370Z Changes
As for the rest, we know that Nissan will introduce the usual changes, including a revised front grille, updated lighting (both front and rear) and new bumpers; these three simple changes can change the whole look of the vehicle and are easily introduced.
Underneath the skin, there will be double wishbone suspension, retuned for better ride quality rather than handling; Nissan want to open up the market and appeal to a wider range of buyers.