Nissan recently gave us a preview of the next-generation Z, which is expected to be dubbed the 400Z. When the 400Z arrives in late 2021, it will go head to head with the Toyota Supra, but does Nissan have any electrification plans for the Z? It looks like a hybrid Z is in the works.
When asked about Nissan plans to electrify the next-generation Z, Nissan’s vice-president of global product strategy, Ivan Espinosa told Australia’s Motoring, “I still see space for two different things.”
“Probably in the short term you can still see a bit more conventional technology coming. By conventional I mean maybe still ICE [internal combustion engine] driven, maybe with some electrification on the sports cars.”
The ICE-only powertrain is expected to be Infiniti’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6. Motoring expects the second powertrain to be a hybrid, but it’s not known if it will be a mild-hybrid or something more advanced.