In anticipation of viewing the all new Nissan models over the coming fortnight, we’ve had a wander through Nissan’s “Coming Soon” online showroom,


The All new Z, Qashqai, X-Trail, and Pathfinder will be hitting our shores through to the end of 2022, with the new Z car heading the charge.

The big news is tasty new technology, delicious cabins showing an improvement in quality, and exteriors that are handsome, verging on sexiesque.

Australian specifications and pricing are yet to be announced, but if this preview is anything to go by, Nissan may be on the verge of sticking a dagger into the sides of her Japanese countrymen. We won’t know the final details and pricing until closer to the launch, but here is what we’ve gleened so far.

Nissan Z

As seen HERE on Nissan’s website, the utterly stunning all new Nissan Z has a rump reminiscent of the 300ZX, and a side profile fondly celebrating the outgoing model, while giving a nod to the original 240Z of the late 60’s. The front end is downright filthy, so a “Z tragic” such as my good self, is going to be drooling in anticipation.

Nissan is giving nothing away, yet. But, a schmooze thought the scantly available specs on the website claims a “significant increase in power” from the 3.0L twin turbo in a 6 speed manual or 9-speed auto. Remember, the GT-R is dead, dead, dead. It can’t be made suitable, even for Australia’s rubbish emissions standards. If you want one now, you’re going to have to move offshore.

Here’s what we know so far, there are 2 models, a Z Coupé and Z Proto.

All New Nissan Z Coupé

  • 19” alloy wheels
  • 8” display audio touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • 3″ full digital TFT meter display with multiple modes
  • Heated front seats with a leather-accented trim
  • Active Noise Cancellation and Active Sound Enhancement
  • Rear camera and front/rear parking sensors
  • Launch control
  • Drive mode selecter (AT only)
  • Mechanical limited slip differential
  • Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Predictive Forward Collision Warning and Forward Emergency Braking with Junction/Pedestrian/Cyclist detection
  • Blind Spot Warning & Intervention
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning

Z Proto adds (or)

  • Limited edition
  • 19” bronze forged alloy wheels
  • Unique yellow brake calipers
  • Black interior with unique yellow interior accents and stitching

The Z Proto is an introductory model, but we’ve seen previous special editions become permanent fixtures. It seems the drop-top has been dropped-off, what a shame.

You can reserve one HERE

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