Nissan to introduce 370Z sports car in January

Japaneses auto maker Nissan today announced to introduce its iconic sports car model 370Z next month in India.

“The new sports car model 370Z would be introduced in India from January and shall be third in the series of fully imported cars launched here, after Teana and X-Trail,” company spokesperson, Suresh Rangarajan, told reporters.

The company has plans to introduce four models in India under its fully imported category cars, and is yet to decide on the fourth model, he said. “The fourth model proposed to be imported by Nissan and launched here is likely to be a SUV,” sources said.

Designed as a replacement to the 350Z, the 370Z’s styling is evolutionary. Overall, the 370Z — which was developed under the code name C53D — keeps the same general shape as the 350Z. As previously speculated, the newest Z receives a “boomerang” headlight treatment similar to the design seen on the 2009 Maxima.

The 370Z uses the same VQ37VHR powerplant found in the Infiniti G37 — a V6 displacing 3.7-litre — delivering 332 horsepower and 26 mpg on the highway. Those 332 horses will be sent to the 370Z’s rear wheels via either a seven-speed automatic or a six-speed manual gearbox. Of note, the six-speed 370Z will be the first vehicle to offer a synchronized downshift rev matching system with a manual transmission.

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