Nissan Unveils Z Proto Sports Car

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Get ready, performance-vehicle fans — Nissan recently unveiled the all-new Nissan Z Proto, showing off a plan to launch a new generation of legendary sports cars.

“The Z represents the joy of driving in its purest form and has helped shape Nissan’s DNA as a passionate, innovative challenger,” said Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida. “Ever since the first generation, it has captured the hearts of car enthusiasts all over the world. That’s why we’re so excited today to be able to say to them: Yes, the next one is coming!”

For the newest iteration of the Z sports car, Nissan will take design inspiration from the past — but put a modern spin on it. The Z Proto features an attractive exterior design that is highlighted by bright yellow pearlescent paint. Its teardrop-shaped LED headlights and the shape of its hood are all reminiscent of the original Z, while its sculpted lines and angular roof give it a more futuristic silhouette.

Inside, the sports car blends innovative technologies with vintage design. It comes with yellow accents throughout with stitching on the instrument panel and special accent piping.

Under the hood, the Z Proto packs a punch. It comes with a twin-turbocharged V6 engine that is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. There’s no word yet as to the performance numbers, but it will certainly be impressive, solely based on the Z heritage.

The Z Proto is one of ten new Nissan models that the brand will show off throughout North American in the next 20 months. Other upcoming models — coming soon to Nissan Downtown in Toronto — include the Sentra, the Rogue, and the all-new, all-electric Ariya crossover.

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Nissan Canada’s Future Holds New Models and More

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Nissan Canada is looking to the future. In a time when the world seems like it’s on hold, the automaker’s plans include innovative ideas, a lineup full of new models, and more. Here’s just a taste of what you can expect in the coming years from Nissan. 

Nissan is listening to feedback. Engineers at Nissan Canada are working hard to reinvigorate its vehicles, adding new design ideas and updated technology to existing models. The automaker is working to translate consumer feedback into big changes, giving Nissan the “freshest lineup of cars in the entire automotive industry.”

There are new models coming. Over the next year, multiple Nissan models will hit the market, including the all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue. The redesigned Rogue will feature new trims, including a rugged, adventurous option and a sporty variant. Nissan will also introduce a new Pathfinder SUV.

Think performance. While nothing has been confirmed just yet, Nissan engineers are hoping that more performance-oriented models like the Nissan GT-R and Sentra SE-R will return. “Everyone within my team would like to see the SE-R return,” said Nissan’s Taosif Alam. “There is a potential for it with rivals like Civic Si, Golf GTI, and Veloster N, so who knows?”

Even as Nissan Canada plans for a bright future, its present vehicles are pretty great, too — and you can check them out here at Nissan Downtown in Toronto.