Nissan has rolled out the 2018 model year updates for its ageing coupe, the 370Z. While its successor iswellunder development, Nissan has injected some life into the current model which has been around for years now. Here’s what the update looks like.
The design updates include black door handles and a black rear bumper fascia. Dark-tinted headlamps and rear combination lights (which were previously only available on the Nismo model) are now standard.
The new 370Z also gets different 19-inch alloy wheels and a new metallic red exterior body colour. Otherwise, the car retains its low, stubby stance and continues to look good despite its age.
Nissan has partnered with the performance brand Exedy to offer a new high-performance clutch into manual versions of the 370Z for better shift quality and engagement.
The NissanConnect infotainment system, featuring a 7-inch touchscreen, GPS navigation and rear-view camera, is standard on GT grade as well as the 370Z Nismo.
Power comes from a 3.7-litre 328bhp V6, driving the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission. The 370Z Nismo remains on sale without the MY18 updates.
The 370Z is the only car in the segment to offer automatic rev-matching. The fully synchronised down/up shift rev control system on the manual gearbox allows for smoother downshifts.
Nissan’s Z-car story began in 1969 with the launch of the Fairlady Z/Datsun 240Z. Since then, we have had the 280ZX and 300ZX, to the modern day 350Z and today’s 370Z.
The 2018 Nissan 370Z is now on sale in the UK with on-road prices starting from £29,185 (Rs 24.12 lakhs). It competes against the likes of the Audi TT and the BMW Z4.