The all-new NIssan Z car had its debut while back already, and there was loads of online hype when that yellow pre-production model did the rounds with just about every YouTube car channel there is in the States, and some other countries too. After all the fighting about whether the car is called the 400Z seeing as it’s a direct follow on from the 370Z, or whether it’s simply called the Nissan Z, there’s still no clear consensus. Those weird types who can recite all manner of specs and manufacture dates and torque setting will swear by the plain Z nomenclature, we’ll just call it the 400 because we can, but the right way and the most common will no doubt be 400Z, especially with the car’s predecessors including the 280Z, 300ZX, 350Z and the most recent 370Z. For more than fifty years now, Nissan has been producing the range of Z cars to purposefully put driving pleasure into sports cars that are actually affordable by driving fanatics the world over. Well, these days what is affordable to one is purely aspirational to another. In the US it’ll be roughly $50k, which is way up at almost R800k, with added taxes that would still be added by the automaker themselves to get them to local dealerships will be closer to R1mil mark.
So far, when it comes to the SXdrv local market, it doesn't look like the Nissan Z car, the 400, will see sales here. It's a pity, and we know that fans of the brand won't be happy, especially if they want performance, there's only the GT-R 35 available, and that's not friendly on price. "As part of the Nissan NEXT strategy announced in 2020, which is a key pillar in driving sustainable growth goals, Nissan SA adopted the rationalisation of part of its product portfolio. As a result, Nissan will not be launching the Nissan Z in South Africa upon the end of production of the 370Z. Current customers of the iconic 370Z will continue to be supported with quality after sales services." said a Nissan SA representative.
Take a look at the YouTube video about the production and assembly of the all-new Nissan Z car due for worldwide release in 2023 (although there will be plenty running around in 2022) below: Nissan Z Production in Japan | Inteligent Factory | Kondor
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