This is another famous nameplate in the automotive industry that has been absent for a pretty long time. The last time we saw it was more than 15 years ago, but definitely doesn’t mean people aren’t interested in this model anymore. Moreover, this is one of the iconic cars among car enthusiasts. Therefore, rumors about the new generation of this amazing sports car are pretty frequent these days. According to these reports, the Japanese manufacturer plans to introduce a new model pretty soon, maybe already in the next year as the 2020 Nissan Silvia.
The new model would come with a lot of novelties, but should also stick to some of the essentials that characterized previous generations of the famous model. We expect a completely new design, which would include a new platform as well. However, keep in mind that all these things are just rumors at the moment and that we are still waiting to hear something from the officials.
2020 Nissan Silvia Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Nissan Silvia about to come with a lot of brand-new design solutions and novelties. Allegedly, the new model would come with a completely new platform, designed especially for sports cars. Of course, it would be used for next-generation models of other famous nameplates like GT-R and Z Car. In terms of base specs, this platform will utilize a lot of aluminum and other lightweight materials, in order to save plenty of pounds. The new model should be agile and maneuverable, and that should be one of its main characteristics.
When it comes to the styling, the 2020 Nissan Silvia would adopt the brand’s new design language, characterized by the recognizable V-Motion grille. Of course, we count on a fine number of distinctive details as well, including the famous Silvia badge. In terms of overall design characteristics, count on a typical coupe layout, though latest reports suggest a convertible version as well.
It is still early for more precise predictions about the 2020 Nissan Silvia’s interior design. At this point, we can only speculate about the most general things. For example, we count on a typical 2+2 seating configuration, while the dashboard design should take some inspiration from the GT-R, though in a little bit more modern manner. Other than that, count on quality materials and driver-oriented dash design. Of course, we also count on a full amount of latest tech features. This means both in terms of safety and infotainment system and other gadgetry.
2020 Nissan Silvia Engine
When it comes to the powertrain, we have no doubt that the 2020 Nissan Silvia would stick to its roots. In practice, that would mean a typical FR layout, with front-mounted engine and RWD. All-wheel drive is possible as well, though rear wheels would remain our first pick. When it comes to the engine, we expect a typical turbo-four unit under the hood, just it was the case in the past. Of course, this leads us to the company’s new 2.0-liter turbo engine, which is characterized by amazing efficiency. In its base version, it delivers around 268 hp and 280 pound-feet of torque. Of course, we count on a bit of tuning for this occasion. So, the 2020 Nissan Silvia should feature a max output over 300 horsepower. We also expect to see manual gearbox in this sports car.
2020 Nissan Silvia Release Date and Price
The 2020 Nissan Silvia is just speculation at the moment, so you should take all this info with a big reserve. Still, keep in mind that some reports suggest the new model could come already in the next year. If it arrives, we presume the new model would go around 35/40.000 dollars in its base version.