Nissan simplifies 370Z lineup for 2017by Ronan Glon
The Z will live on for at least another year.
Nissan has simplified the 370Z lineup for the 2017 model year.
The lineup includes no less than eight coupe configurations, four Nismo models, and five Roadster variants, but the Z is no longer offered with factory options. That means buyers simply need to choose whether they want a coupe or a convertible, pick a trim, and select a color. An additional shade called Chicane Yellow (pictured) joins the palette for the new model year.
Nissan hasn't made any major changes to the Z for its eighth year on the market. It looks the same as the 2016 model, and power still comes from an all-aluminum 3.7-liter V6 engine that sends 332 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. A six-speed manual transmission and a seven-speed automatic unit are both available; notably, cars equipped with the manual are less expensive than those with only two pedals.
What's next?The current 370Z is sticking around for at least one more model year. A replacement will see the light of day -- Nissan has affirmed that the Z and the GT-R will remain in its lineup forever -- but we still don't know what form it will take. Some sources believe it will go hybrid, while others claim it will be considerably smaller and lighter than the current model. Similarly, when we'll see it is anyone's guess at this point.