Why won’t the new Nissan Z get adaptive steering?September 19, 2020
“Our new Z Series sports car should be fun for drivers,” said a company spokesman. That is why the Japanese novelty will not receive an adaptive steering system.
The new Nissan Z promises to be an affordable sports car “with an emphasis on driving pleasure.” According to insider reports, this appears to imply a move away from the electric direct adaptive steering system available on select Nissan and Infiniti vehicles.
The new member of the legendary Nissan Z sports family is built on a modified version of the platform on which the Q60 is built.
“The Nissan Z is not about being the fastest. Of course, it has to be a fast car, because it is a sports car, but in reality [Z] is a [driving] experience, that is, you have to merge with the car into a single whole, ”said the Japanese brand’s senior vice president for global product planning.
Direct Adaptive Steering is usually not liked in performance-oriented Infiniti vehicles. For example, in his review of the 2018 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400, a test driver described the technology as follows: “DAS (Adaptive Control) is light and lifeless, it does not provide any feedback from the road. This is especially egregious at high speeds, when the car wanders aimlessly down the lane. “
While a six-speed manual transmission would be a likely choice for buyers looking for a traditionally “clean” driving experience, an automatic is also under consideration. There are also rumors of a hotter version of Nismo coming out.
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