Every time someone mentions the Skyline name, the first things that comes to our minds are legendary R33 and R34 models from the 90s. Unfortunately, today’s models aren’t that spectacular, although can be found in the Japanese market. The current generation is practically nothing more than a rebadged Infiniti Q50 sedan. It’s a nice car, but definitely isn’t as big as the aforementioned models are in our eyes. However, the Japanese manufacturer decided to change that, so the 2020 Nissan Skyline comes with some pretty interesting novelties.
We are about to see a new front face, which closely resembles the famous GT-R supercar, as well as a couple of other novelties that should keep this model fresh for some more time.
2020 Nissan Skyline Redesign
Of course, the most notable changes of this update will be those visual ones. The 2020 Nissan Skyline will come with a completely new face. The current generation has been around since 2014, so this is something the model desperately needs to remain competitive. The current version is practically nothing mode than a rebadged Infiniti Q50. If features almost identical exterior look, with just a little bit tweaked front grille and a few more details. This will change with the 2020 Nissan Skyline. The new model has already been unveiled and we can see a new face, with a new grille, front fascia, bumper etc. It is quite easy to notice that the new face is designed to closely resemble the GT-R supercar.
We still don’t have exact information about the interior changes, although latest reports are suggesting that the 2020 Nissan Skyline cabin is about to remain the same. That’s not the bad thing at all. As we already mentioned, this is pretty much the same vehicle as the Q50, so the cabin looks pretty luxurious. All materials feature pretty high quality, while the amount of legroom is impressive for the vehicle’s size. Still, this car is not exactly something you would expect from Skyline.
The focus is on comfort, so there are massive plush seats and tons of other comfort and convenience features. Fortunately for those who prefer performances, there is a more capable version in the offer, under the 400R name, which besides great performances also features sports seats and several other interior upgrades.
One of the biggest upgrades for the next year will be in terms of the new version of Nissan’s ProPilot semi-autonomous driving system. The new version comes with improvements in many ways. It is one of the most advanced systems on the market, which now also comes with hands-off function on the highway.
Other than a new ProPilot 2.0 system, there is a full load of standard and available safety systems and driver aids. All models come standard with things like rearview camera, predictive forward collision warning, and forward emergency braking, while the list of optional features is pretty long. It includes high beam assist, front and rear parking sensors, backup collision intervention, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and many more.
2020 Nissan Skyline Engines
The 2020 Nissan Skyline will continue with the same engines in the offer. Base models will feature a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 210 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Of course, there is also a well-known 3.0-liter V6, which in its base version delivers around 300 horsepower. On the other side, the hi-performance 400R model is good for about 405 horses.
2020 Nissan Skyline Release Date and Price
Give the updates, the 2020 Nissan Skyline is about to come a little bit earlier than usual, most likely in the third quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 4.275.000 yen, which is somewhere around 39.500 dollars.