THE 370Z COULD MARK THE END OF NISSAN’S Z- CARS
The current Nissan 370Z might be the last Zcar for the company. Speaking with Australia’s Drive at the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan chief product planning officer Philippe Klein hinted that the Z-car’s days could be numbered. “This vehicle is still very alive, but at the same time, it is in a segment that is gradually declining, so that is making the (business) case more difficult,” he said. Sales of light-duty trucks, SUVs and CUVs have been steadily climbing for many automakers, including Nissan. However, Nissan hasn’t given up on spicing up its lineup with the GT-R supercar and the Nismo division. And while it may seem Nissan isn’t giving the 370Z the love it deserves, rumours suggest the Z nameplate could end up on a future crossover inspired by the Gripz concept introduced in 2015.