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2012-07-18 03:38:03
This is more like it... April 5, 2012

Driving enthusiasts the world over will be excited with this one; Nissan has announced it would consider producing a new Nissan Silvia (200SX) if there is enough demand for it. Speaking at the 2012 New York International Auto Show in the US, Nissan chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura said a lighter, tighter version of the 370Z has potential for the future. He said if there is room in the market, Nissan will do it.

“For us, the sports car is the core of Nissan. Not many companies or brands have a history of a sports car. We have a long history of the sports car: Z and GT-R.”

Such a model would sit perfectly up against the soon-to-be released Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ sports coupes, set to be announced locally within a few months.

Although it sounds promising, Nakamura has all but confirmed that Nissan is actually working on such a car. In fact, he said Nissan is still deciding where to go in terms of the next 370Z. He said in a recent CarAdvice report,

“Maybe a 350Z, or a 200Z, or Silvia, a 190, why not a four-cylinder? I’m talking about just ideas, we don’t know. Really we have to sit down and work out what the future sports car should be for us. This is a very important issue for us.”

Whatever it ends up being, it is expected to continue the spirit of the rear-wheel drive Nissan sports car. What do you think? Would you like to see a return of the 200SX?

New Nissan Silvia (200SX) on the way? - PerformanceDrive

Last edited by SE-RMonkey on 2012-07-18 at 03-45-54.
2012-07-18 03:47:12
WTF? From 2008... New Nissan 200sx (Silvia)?*CarAdvice
2012-07-18 04:10:17
Originally Posted by SE-RMonkey
Jesus Christ, look at the roof. It has a receding hairline!

Last edited by jdmb14sx on 2012-07-18 at 04-10-29.
2012-07-18 04:46:56
What about this one?

The first picture on the thread looks more like the March Nismo project...
Last edited by GSRMx on 2012-07-18 at 04-48-00.
2012-07-18 05:58:14
I'd rather own this instead of that hideous looking thing,

Last edited by Jrios on 2012-07-18 at 06-44-48.
2012-07-18 06:18:19
I love how nissan continues to ignore the people who actually buy's and supports its company and listen to the dipshits that design the new crap that are destroying their image. Take your heads out of your ass's nissan.
2012-07-18 12:40:29
Originally Posted by danfiveten
I love how nissan continues to ignore the people who actually buy's and supports its company and listen to the dipshits that design the new crap that are destroying their image. Take your heads out of your ass's nissan.

You can't blame the automaker. Blame the shareholder and the economy. The sports car base? Lets think about that for a minute. There ISN'T a sports car base. There's very little money to be made by the manufacturers selling sports cars right now. They're considered a luxury item, and not a necessity.

Top 20 vehicles, current month's sales
Jun 2012 % Chg from Jun '11 YTD 2012 % Chg from YTD 2011
Ford F - Series PU 55,025 10.9 301,141 14.0
Chevrolet Silverado PU 33,566 3.0 194,508 6.4
Toyota Camry 32,107 50.2 213,903 45.0
Chevrolet Malibu 31,402 32.3 141,437 15.2
Honda Accord 28,924 84.1 155,178 22.1
Ford Escape 28,500 28.0 127,167 3.7
Honda Civic 27,500 57.3 162,582 27.4
Toyota Corolla / Matrix 26,647 41.2 151,726 11.0
Ford Fusion 24,433 17.4 136,849 3.9
Dodge Ram PU 23,951 12.1 138,581 23.8
Honda CR-V 23,282 50.3 146,682 32.2
Nissan Altima 21,812 11.7 157,101 19.2
Ford Focus 21,186 -0.9 131,423 34.1
Hyundai Sonata 20,931 12.3 117,412 2.1
Chevrolet Equinox 20,793 15.8 110,890 15.7
Toyota Prius 19,150 341.2 126,654 90.4
Chevrolet Cruze 18,983 -23.8 113,884 -7.4
Hyundai Elantra 17,655 -11.7 97,769 -5.4
Chevrolet Impala 17,274 5.8 98,495 -5.0
Toyota RAV4 15,129 66.2 89,438 22.3

I see ONE Nissan in the list above. Guess what? It's no sports car.
2012-07-18 13:03:12
I know Idiocracy is true now based on that list.
2012-07-18 13:42:16
I heard the new Altima, no manual option even though news has reported a recent surge of manual transmission sales in the market. (Paddle shifting in "manual mode" does not count for the Altima as a manual)
2012-07-18 17:38:04
sorry to say this, but when your kids have kids this will probably be the "IT" car. Gas prices + Materials * Politics = Kei "K" Cars all over the world.

Kei "K" cars are the "IT" car in Japan, America is not far behind. How else can you explain Smart, Fit, etc....
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