Updated 2018 Nissan 370Z now available with new infotainment unit, red metallic paint

Article by Christian A., on September 1, 2017

The 370Z is one of Nissan’s oldest two-door models. It was first introduced to us back in 2009 and this year, the Japanese automaker finally gave it an upgrade for the 2018 model year to give it a much-needed contemporary finish.

Naturally, it will get exterior and interior changes, as well as some technological upgrades. For instance, the door handles and the rear bumper fascia will now be finished in black. Furthermore, the headlights will be getting a darker tint treatment similar to the rear combination lights on the outgoing model, which used to only be available on the Nismo model.

2018 Nissan 370Z will now be riding on a set of 19-inch alloy wheels instead of the 18-inch set found in its predecessor. As you can see in the photo, the Nissan model is finished in a Red Metallic exterior paint that is now an option that customers can select.

Moving into the cabin, the Nissan 370Z will be equipped with the new NissanConnect Premium infotainment system that can be had as an option. This option features a seven-inch touchscreen display with satellite navigation, a DVD player, and a rear-view camera.

The new clutch that replaces the old one would be the Exedy that now comes standard on every manual 370Z. This makes it easier for the driver to control the downshift while reducing driver pedal effort with greater precision. So far, the 370Z is the one and only model in the sports car segment that offers Synchro Rev Control.

Buyers can now get their hands on the 2018 370Z around Europe, but the Nismo and the Roadster trims will not be getting upgrades yet, remaining unchanged for the next model year. The 2018 Nissan 370Z is available in the United States for a starting price of $29,990.

In conclusion, the 2018 Nissan continues to have an appealing and stand-out appearance that has become even more attractive with the changes it has received. Nissan has got its work cut out for it with the growing competition for the 370Z, such as muscle cars that have turned into sports cars.

Powertrain

Under the hood of the 2018 370Z will be the same engine as before, that is a 3.7-liter V6 engine that enables it to yield as much as 323 horsepower (241 kilowatts) that will work hand in hand with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic that buyers can choose from.

For the sake of comparison, the 370Z Nismo can carry out 350 horsepower (260 kilowatts). Overall, the only update on the powertrain would be the new high-performance clutch.

Press Release

Another chapter in Nissan’s performance car success story has begun, with the arrival of the upgraded 370Z MY18.

The enhancements create a contemporary new finish to the coupe’s classic design. Upgrades include black door handles and a black rear bumper fascia. Dark-tinted headlamps and rear combination lights – previously only available on the NISMO model – are now standard.

Every MY18 car comes with distinctive new 19-inch alloy wheels (not on NISMO grade), and a stunning new Red Metallic exterior body color is available.

Nissan has partnered with respected performance brand EXEDY® to integrate a new high-performance clutch into manual versions of the 370Z MY18. Perfecting the downshift, this reduces driver pedal effort and delivers even greater levels of gear change precision and comfort.

The NissanConnect Premium infotainment system, featuring a seven-inch touch-screen, sat-nav, DVD player and rear-view camera, is available as an optional extra.

The 370Z MY18 retains all the features which have helped it become a highly desirable choice for performance car enthusiasts. Power comes from a 3.7-liter 328 PS V6, driving the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission. The 370Z roadster and 370Z NISMO remain on sale without the MY18 upgrades.

Optimum weight distribution and a refined suspension combine to deliver outstanding ride quality and dynamic handling for enthusiastic drivers. The 370Z remains the only car in the segment to offer Syncro Rev Control – the world's first fully synchronized down/up shift rev control system on a manual transmission.

Nissan’s Z-car success story began in 1969 – almost 50 years ago – with the launch of the Fairlady Z / Datsun 240Z. Five generations of successors have remained true to its spirit of high performance, timeless design and affordability.

Each model – from the original through the 280ZX and 300ZX, to the reborn 350Z and today’s 370Z – can be recognized by its distinctive long bonnet and short rear overhang.

The classic Z-car interior is always dominated by a simple three-spoke steering wheel and three circular gauges.

Ryan Gains, Chief Marketing Manager, C-Segment and Sports Cars, Nissan Europe, commented: “For nearly half a century, Nissan’s Z-car series has built a cult following with sports car fans with a passion for performance and quality. The Nissan 370Z MY18 remains true to this legacy, further elevating driving dynamics and classic design to new levels.”

The Nissan 370Z MY18 is on sale now across Europe.

Source: Nissan

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