Nissan does not need other companies to create sports modelsMay 4, 2019
If one more Nissan Z (sports coupe) or a new version of the GT-R supercar appears, do not expect the South Korean automaker to resort to the help of other car companies.
“We work with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance all the time …,” said Natalie Row, chief marketing manager for Nissan in North America. “It’s one thing to work within the framework of the established alliance on one-time projects. Creating a sports car Nissan definitely doesn’t belong to this ideology! ”
It seems that many automakers, especially Japanese, need to partner with other car companies to create a high performance car.
These brands include Toyota and Subaru, which created the twins 86 and BRZ, respectively, the Japanese company Mazda and the Italian-American concern FCA created the Mazda Miata \ Fiat 124 Spider roadster. More recently, another Japanese auto giant, Toyota, has teamed up with the Bavarian BMW to create a completely new generation Supra sports coupe. As a result, she received many negative comments from true connoisseurs of the Japanese automaker and the Supra sports coupe, in particular.
The past, present and future of Nissan was fully demonstrated at the New York Auto Show in 2019. Along with the debut of the anniversary Nissan 370Z and Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition, the real retro-models were presented – Calsonic GT-R of the early 1990s, Skyline 2000GT-R Racing Concept of the early 1970s.
Regarding the future electrification of the Nissan model range, Ms. Roe admits that hybrid and all-electric engines are our future. “I think that we will soon be able to completely escape from the internal combustion engine.”
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