The next generation of the famous Z Car is under development and most optimistic reports suggest its arrival already in the next year, as 2019 Nissan 400Z. The current 370Z has been around since 2009, which is a pretty long time in such a competitive segment. It is the sixth generation of the iconic series that will soon celebrate the 50th anniversary, another reason why many expect to see the new model so soon. So far, we know some of the details of the new model, related to engine and mechanics. On the other side, styling is a complete mystery at the moment.
Fortunately, we probably won’t have to wait for so long to see how the new Nissan 400Z will look like since latest reports claim the new model will come in a form of concept this fall at the Tokyo Motor Show, which is scheduled for October.
2019 Nissan 400Z design
The 2019 Nissan 400Z will be the seventh generation of the iconic sports car. After almost ten years, the current 370Z will be replaced. At the moment, we known that the company prepares a completely new platform for this occasion. The new model is about to get a new architecture with plenty of new technologies and design solutions. It will feature RWD layout, just like we used from this model, though a completely new, advanced AWD system will be in the offer as well. Also, we can hear rumors about dimensions. It looks like the 2019 Nissan 400Z could be a little bit smaller than 370Z. However, those are just rumors, while more reliable information is yet to come.
2019 Nissan 400Z Styling
The styling of the new 2019 Nissan 400Z is a big mystery at the moment. The current version is present for almost a decade and really looks outdated, compared to the much younger competition. So, expect a lot of work from Nissan engineers in this aspect. First of all, it is important to mention that the first version to come will be a coupe, while a roadster will probably come one year later.
We believe that the company will apply a completely new design language on this model, which will later serve as inspiration for those more common upcoming models of the Japanese manufacturer. Same things are expected with the interior design, where 2019 Nissan 400Z should get a new look of the cabin, as well as numerous new technologies and design solutions. Despite all these expected novelties, the most important thing of the new generation will definitely be a new engine.
2019 Nissan 400Z engine
The 2019 Nissan 400Z will get a brand-new engine and that is the most interesting fact about this car. Instead of the current 3.7-liter unit, the new model will rather feature smaller displacement. The new engine has a displacement of 3.0 liters, but far better efficiency. Add to this a turbocharger and you get 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque in the base variant.
Compared to the current base model, this is almost 70 more horsepower. Of course, expect to see Nismo version as well. This hi-performance model will get a big power boost, so the max output should raise all away up to 475 horsepower, which sounds really impressive. Besides new engine, the 2019 Nissan 400Z will get a new, very advanced AWD system, which will provide perfect handling of this huge amount of power.
2019 Nissan 400Z release date
It is hard to tell something more specific at the moment when it comes to 2019 Nissan 400Z release date. Most likely, the new generation will come as a concept first, with the premiere in Tokyo this fall. On the other side, serial production probably won’t start before next year.