Nissan rolls out latest model of iconic Z series

The Yomiuri Shimbun
The latest model from Nissan Motor Corp.’s Z sports car series is displayed on Jan. 14 at Makuhari Messe event hall in Chiba City.

Nissan Motor Corp. unveiled the latest model of its iconic Z sports car at the Tokyo Auto Salon, which ended Sunday.

The new model is the seventh generation of the Z sports car, also known as the Fairlady Z, after its first full-scale revamp since 2008. The first generation of the Z sports series debuted in 1969.

Equipped with the newly designed 3-liter V6 engine, the latest model is more powerful with improved acceleration.

A special edition of the new model is scheduled to go on sale in late June in Japan, with the sticker price set at ¥6.97 million.

The Tokyo Auto Salon, an exhibition for custom-made cars, was held for the first time in two years. Vehicles on display included Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s all-electric minicar, which goes on sale in the spring, and a custom-made version of the newest model of Honda Motor Co.’s Step WGN minivan.