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Nissan Z pricing leaked: report

Japanese domestic market pricing indicates pricier Z range is likely for Australia

26 Apr 2022

NISSAN Z forums have leaked pricing information of the new Fairlady Z range in the Japanese domestic market.


Pricing for the next generation of the brand’s iconic sportscar range, which has yet to be priced for Australia (where it will be sold as the Nissan Z), will begin at ¥5,241,500 ($A57,780) for the entry-grade manual, with flagship ST automatic variants priced from ¥6,462,500 ($A71,240), based on current exchange rates.


Although those prices translate without shipping and dealer delivery costs, they do provide a guide from which to estimate the retail price of the Z range Down Under.


Of the four model grades offered in Japan, the third-tier ST is the nearest match to the local-spec Z. It is priced from ¥6,462,500 ($A71,170) in manual form, which indicates that Australian Z variants may be significantly more expensive than the outgoing 370Z range, which was priced from $50,490 (plus on-road costs).


However, if directly comparable, the pricing also suggests that the new Nissan Z will undercut its closest competitor, the Toyota GR Supra, by more than $16,000 giving Nissan a significant advantage against over its fellow Japanese marque.


Furthermore, with a twin-turbocharged VR30DDTT 3.0-litre V6 making 298kW and 475Nm, the Nissan Z is set to offer 13kW more power, but 25Nm less torque than the GR Supra’s inline 3.0-litre six, promising a close match when comparing performance with price.


Nissan has yet to provide acceleration times for its newest sportscar, but says it will offer the Z with a choice of six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmissions, temporarily giving the sports coupe an edge over the auto-only GR Supra.


Locally, Nissan confirmed previously that its Z range would offer standard equipment such as an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen supporting Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth connectivity, multi-function steering wheel, leather accented seats, active noise cancellation and active sound enhancement.


The range will also offer a fully customisable 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster with three distinct schemes that match the respective drive modes. For example, in Sport, a central rev counter is accompanied by a boost gauge and G-meter, while in Normal mode, an expanded navigation display and speedometer take up most of the screen space.


Safety equipment will incorporate Nissan’s ‘Intelligent Mobility’ suite comprising front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, intelligent cruise control, predictive forward collision warning, forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and lane departure warning.


Production of the new Z commenced at Nissan’s Tochigi factory this month, the same plant that produces the R35-series GT-R. The Nissan Z is expected to arrive in Australian showrooms towards the middle of the year.


2022 Nissan Fairlady Z pricing*:

Fairlady Z ¥5,241,500 ($A57,780)
Fairlady Z (a) ¥5,241,500 ($A57,780)
Fairlady Z Version T (a) ¥5,687,000 ($A62,590)
Fairlady Z Version S ¥6,063,200 ($A66,740)
Fairlady Z Version ST ¥6,462,500 ($A71,140)
Fairlady Z Version ST (a) ¥6,462,500 ($A71,140)

*Pricing shown is Japanese domestic market pricing. It is directly converted to AUD based on current exchange rates only. The pricing shown in AUD does not factor in relevant shipping and associated logistics or dealer delivery costs.

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