Nissan's Next Z Vehicle Could Be a Death Star

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole

Nissan’s next Z could be a crossover because the world needs another crossover, Autocar is reporting.

The next-generation Z may appear in Frankfurt as a concept to gauge the new direction for the model, according to the report. The car could be a two- or four-door crossover, powered by a gasoline or hybrid powerplant — or it could be a sub-orbital military base with the power to destroy planets. (We just don’t know!)

A crossover Z could be a logical step for the company to appeal to more buyers, or it could cannibalize sales from the Juke. At least we know the next-generation Z won’t be the IDx.

According to Autocar, the crossover Z could be based on the future shared global CMF B platform and theoretically home a 1.6-liter turbocharged mill.

We may have to wait until the Frankfurt Auto Show next month to see what Nissan’s up to, but any concept would likely be a far first step in some kind of product planning.

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  • Sportyaccordy Sportyaccordy on Aug 25, 2015

    They already make the FX. This thing should be the EX Coupe. Like the EX, but even LESS practical. The roof will be concave and the doors will open inward.

  • DearS DearS on Aug 25, 2015

    The Z is a good idea. Light weight, good engine, decent chassis. Apparently it needs to be better tuned/executed though. Most reviews say it is not at great car at 8/10ths.

    • Kyree Kyree on Aug 25, 2015

      I think it needs to be less expensive, too.

  • Reino Reino on Aug 25, 2015

    Remember when the 300ZX turbo was a Corvette competitor? No, we certainly can't have that again...

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Aug 27, 2015

    In thinking about it, they're saying crossover now but what will ACTUALLY happen is: AWD-AWC, as I've been saying for a while. The new Z will be jacked up and AWD, maybe RWD on lower end models or something.