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Nissan 370Z news - Stretch limo? - 2008
Nothing’s more important to a car
manufacturer than the moment when the covers come off a new model, especially
when it’s the follow-up to one of your most successful coupes.
But Nissan seems to have got a bit
over-excited and taken the unusual step of semi-unveiling what looks to be the
replacement for the 350Z - imaginatively named 370Z. Why ‘semi-unveiling’?
Because the Japanese firm seems to be keeping the (rubber) sheets on.
The flared wheel arches and shorter body
length - shortened by up to 10cm more than the current coupe - are clearly
visible, as are the hefty wheels. But that’s your lot.
The 370Z is, however, expected to share
the same 3.7-litre engine found in the Infiniti
G37, and is set
to be officially unveiled later this year. We expect to like.
We’ve also heard on the grapevine that the
Nissan Cube is preparing to go global. Should it traverse Japan’s shores, the
Cube will be mildly modified for its new markets - expect new, larger bumpers
and a bunch of interior tweaks.
it’s likely buyers will be able choose between a 1.5-litre Renault-sourced
diesel and 1.6-litre petrol. Let’s just hope they leave that asymmetrical