2018 Nissan Z

Thursday, December 1st 2016. | Nissan

In the previous Z, we have a lot of things to say but the case is quite different for the successor. Several years ago, Nissan mentioned that they will provide a successor for 370Z with many engine options to complete different markets. They also explained about the plan to release the next 2018 Nissan Z with plug-in hybrid engine with turbocharged 2.0 liter. Rumors keep floating by telling us that this new generation will be smaller than before to give less weight compared to 370Z.

2018 Nissan Z Front Angle

Exterior

2018 Nissan Z is categorized as a small car and it could be smaller than the previous model. Nissan will make it a bit closer to the ground and the front grille will be identical to the latest Nissan Sentra. It will have wider grille with the large emblem of Nissan in its middle just like the sign on Nissan GT-R. The headlights are wide with sharp curves that will be close to the mirror lights to provide aggressive and sportier look. For the rear end, its look is identical with the ongoing 370Z but with minor changes. The new taillights are designed like Murano with 18-inch of wheels for the base and more than 20-inch of wheels for the upper trim.

Interior

Vast improvements are totally expected to complete the interior design. They likely don’t provide complete redesign but it is like taken from the upgraded design of 370Z Nismo. If so, the central part of the console will be completed with large touchscreen infotainment systems and you can control all the functions by touch. Beneath the screen, there will be a control panel that you can use. The steering wheel has Z-designed while the touchscreen control will be put on the wheel. For the seats of 2018 Nissan Z, it will get Nissan’s Zero Gravity together with leather and Alcantara coat.

Engine

So far, no clear information available for the engine of this car. The European model won’t use V6 engine, and this engine seems hard to believe as US model. It is expected to be the standard version and the reasonable one for Europe will be turbocharged engine and 2.0 liter to provide 300 hp. The US model might go with V6 engine and 3.7 liter that is also used by Nismo 370Z. 2018 Nissan Z with this engine can achieve 325 hp. Since it will be lighter and smaller, while the V6 engine will be downsized, it seems possible to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.6 seconds. Nissan is also possible to develop a completely new V6 engine for this car.

Release Date and Price

2018 Nissan Z should be ready on the global market in the end of 2018. With the more technology features, it will increase the price. Its direct competitor is Audi TT and the price is about $43,000. We think it is safe to say that it will be about $30,000 – $38,000, lower than Audi. It means that the price shouldn’t be far away from the current 370Z.