2021 Nissan 400Z Rendering

Nissan 400Z To Be Revealed Late 2022, On Sale In 2023: Report

At the end of May, Nissan announced its grand plan to get back in shape financially by cutting costs and investing in a product review to become more competitive. Known as the “NISSAN NEXT: From A to Z” plan, it is a four-year program that will run until the end of fiscal 2023, which in Japan ends on March 31, 2024.

As part of the plan, Nissan has pledged to roll out a dozen new vehicles over the next 18 months, but a new report from Automatic express got us worried about the eagerly awaited Z car. As the company has kicked off the ball with newcomers such as the next-gen Rogue, Ariya electric SUV, and Indian small crossover Magnite, it looks like we’ll have to wait a long time for the 370Z’s successor.

Contrary to Nissan’s agenda of launching 12 models by the end of 2021, the British magazine claims that the 400Z – or whatever its name is – won’t be unveiled until late 2022. It is said to be arriving on the market in 2023, which would coincide with the 15th of the 370Ze anniversary. The report is somewhat shocking, as it was only a month ago when Nissan’s vice president of global product strategy Ivan Espinosa said the car was “very close” to being unveiled.

Granted, we haven’t seen any snapshots of the 400Z spy, which could be a sign that a reveal isn’t happening anytime soon. On the other hand, the next-gen model shouldn’t be a brand new vehicle as the consensus is that it will be a reskinned 370Z with a few hardware modifications. This begs the question – why is it taking so long to present the car?

There has been an endless series of speculations regarding the future of the Z car, culminating in a potential version of Nismo with up to 400 horsepower from a twin-turbo V6. The 3.0-liter unit would come from the Infiniti Q60 and would be offered in the new 400Z with both manual and automatic transmissions.

When it finally arrives, competitor Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 will have the recently updated Nissan and Z logos. An electrified version is not on the agenda right now, as Espinosa argues that the technology is just not ready for a sports car yet.

We contacted Nissan for clarification. We will update the item once we respond.

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