The Nissan Z cars have been a bit of light relief from the superb but sensible Japanese car lineup we usually see. Along with the awesome Nissan GT-R, the 370Z has been a sports staple of Nissan for many years now. I for one have been looking forward to seeing just what this new version has to offer.
To add to that interest, Nissan have just announced the Canadian MSRP of $29,998 for the Coupe. That is the same price as last year and along with the destination charge, offers a lot of car for the money. There will be the usual incentives and offers of course to tempt buyers.
2018 Nissan 370Z
The 2018 Nissan 370Z doesn’t change all that much. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it seems to be the rule. Aside from minor changes to the headlamps, new door handles, new paint options and slightly updated rear lights, this model looks just like the last.
I think that is a good thing. It is distinctive enough from the GT-R to be completely its own car. It is also distinctive enough to stand out from the crowd. Both the coupe and convertible are stylish, nicely shaped and have a great road presence. The design is already a good one so why mess with it?
The Heritage Edition will add two further colour schemes called Chicane Yellow and Magnetic Black to the mix though.
On the inside, the cabin remains the same top quality space it has always been. The Heritage Edition gets colour-coordinated trim inserts but that’s it as far as changes go. So you still get a well-built interior with very supportive seating, lots of technology and a very driver focused dashboard.
Aside from a new clutch, the mechanicals remain much the same too. Again, I think this is to Nissan’s credit that they haven’t messed too much with the recipe. The same 3.7-litre DOHC engine with variable valve lift will power the rear wheels but with a new Exedy clutch for the manual. Automatic transmissions remain the same.
The same trims are available with the 2018 Nissan 370Z offering many of the same options as before. This bodes well as we found that the trim levels and options were enough for a sports coupe without going over the top or offering unnecessary frippery or weight to an already well balanced car.
The 2018 Nissan 370Z is a top class sports coupe or convertible that is as happy on the highway as it is commuting to work.