The Nissan Z series have ruled the small sports car segment all over the world for about four decades now. But it seems, Nissan is planning a little change in the Z series. This time the company plans to launch a Z badged crossover. A concept version of the same is expected to be showcased at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The plan is to meet with new age demands and tap into the Z series popularity to keep the Z brand alive and going.
Dimensionally, the new Nissan Z will fall between the Juke and the Qashqai and will have the Nissan-Renault’s Common Module Family (CMF) platform as its underpinning. No design details f the car is available yet, but if rumours are to be believed then it seems the new Z will have styling elements borrowed from a sports coupe.
ON the engine front, the new Nissan Z could carry a 1.6-liter turbocharged powertrain in its higher-end versions, while other variants may see the use of either a 1.2-liter or 1.5-liter four-cylinder engines.
The Z may enter production sometime in 2017 and price of its higher-end versions could equal that of the Qashqai.