In late October, Nissan’s product planning director, Mr. Ivan Espinosa, conducted an interview with the newspaper. top Gear,
While talking to this famous newspaper, the Nissan leader shared that their improved sports car lineup usually consists of 3 cars. Two of these still exist, the Nissan GT-R and the Z. However, the status of a third car line has long since disappeared with the disappearance of the Pulsar hot hatch.
Therefore, Nissan aims to complete its trio of sports cars in the near future. The target vehicle segment falls below the GT-R and Z in terms of price. However, the company does not want a hot hatch model like the Honda Civic Type R or the Toyota GR Yaris. Instead, the car’s design should be more impressive to attract younger customers aged 20 and above.
Combining the above criteria, we can imagine that the sports car Nissan wants is a 2-seat convertible model like the Mazda MX-5, or, slightly better, the Toyota GR86, or the Subaru BRZ.
The target car price range is probably under 30,000 USD. However, it must be said that this is no easy goal for an electric car model.
At the Japan Mobility Show 2023, Nissan unveiled an electric sports car concept called Hyper Force. However, this car is closer to a draft of a pure electric GT-R than a new car.
A little further ahead, in September 2021, Nissan Europe vice president of design Matthew Weaver revealed a sports car concept outlining the redesign of the Nissan Silvia if the eponymous line is revived. The concept has since gone quiet with no mention of it by the Japanese brand.
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