New Nissan Z may be available with new roof features and powertrains
Nissan supposes to update the Z model by its next generation. The novelty will differ from the present car; there will be targa and T-tops, some new engines developed by Mercedes. Moreover, the novelty will get a new name and will be called as the Nissan Z35.
According to the auto manufacturer, previously, the Z model was oriented to Japanese and North America auto markets, but now Nissan aims on Germany to meet competition with Audi TT and Porsche Boxster. The convertible version will get the hard top in spite of the currently cloth top. In addition, the carmaker also plans to use targa and T-tops for the novelty.
Moreover, the next generation of the Z model will be equipped with the JDM Skyline 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which will operate with the hybrid system. The updated models will be equipped with 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbocharged unit, which can be also added by the hybrid set. As the automaker says, they plan to use the hybrid system of the Honda Integrated Motor Assist system consists of the electric motor located between the gearbox and the engine.
This June, Nissan and Mercedes have just begun the joint launching of the 2.0-liter engines at the Infiniti’s Powertrain factory in Tennessee. Both manufacturers plan to produce about 25,000 powertrains annually.
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