The Nissan 370Z has come in for another facelift, for the 2018 model year. It brings in some minor styling tweaks and… that’s about it.
The 370Z first went on sale in 2009. Since then, Nissan says consumers have bought almost 4200 examples. During 2017, in Australia, the local arm sold 363 examples, up 2.0 per cent on 2016 sales.
For the 2018 model Nissan has applied some new-look smoked headlights and taillights, and smoked finishes for the door handles. There’s also freshly-designed 19-inch alloy wheels, and a new paint colour option called Cherry Red which replaces Bordeaux.
Aside from these changes the 370Z lives on as is. Power comes from a 3.7-litre naturally aspirated V6 engine producing 245kW and 363Nm, hooked up to either a six-speed manual with rev-match technology or a seven-speed automatic. Both rear-wheel drive. Fuel economy is rated at 10.4L/100km on the combined cycle. An Exedy clutch has also been newly installed for better response.
Nissan is continuing to offer both coupe and roadster body styles, despite the coupe accounting for 95 per cent of sales. The drop-top is available in both manual and auto guise as well. See below for the starting prices (excludes on-road costs).
The future of the Z is a bit sketchy at the moment, with the company yet to officially confirm if there’s a new sports car on the way. There has been some rumours of the next Z car switching to an SUV or crossover layout, but again, nothing has been confirmed at this stage.
2018 Nissan 370Z Coupe 6MT –$49,990
2018 Nissan 370Z Coupe 7AT – $52,490
2018 Nissan 370Z Roadster 6MT – $60,990
2018 Nissan 370Z Roadster 7AT – $63,490