Nissan 370Z rumbles into PHL in April

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THE ICONIC sports car of Nissan will be available in the Philippines beginning April.

The two-door, two-seater Nissan 370Z — considered the sibling of the GT-R — boasts a sleek, low roofline for enhanced aerodynamics, and a low center of gravity and short wheelbase for quicker response and better handling. It has bi-xenon HID projector headlamps and LED daytime running lamps up front, and features 19-inch forged-alloy wheels by Rays, dual -exhaust outlets, and a sleek rear spoiler.

Inside, the vehicle features a driver-focused cockpit with four-way power adjustable sport seats, triple meter, eight-speaker Bose sound system, push start/stop button, and sports pedals.

Under the hood is the award-winning VQ37 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine that generates 332ps and 363Nm of torque. Nissan mates this with “the world’s first” SynchroRev matching system, for the six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed automatic transmission with magnesium paddle shifters and Downshift Rev Matching feature. The 370Z also has sport-tuned shock absorbers, Nissan Sport Brakes, limited slip differential, and a carbon fiber composite Driveshaft.

Nissan Philippines President and Managing Director Atsushi Najima said in a release, “Nissan has a proven heritage of producing some of the most iconic sports cars in the world, and we’re very excited to celebrate this legacy with the Nissan 370Z. (It) has brought great innovation to the sports car segment, showcasing the perfect combination of practicality and performance.” He added, “We are very happy to turn the ‘sports car dream’ into a reality for Filipinos everywhere this April, as we introduce the Nissan 370z into the market. We are looking forward to sharing this with Filipinos craving for a new and thrilling driving experience.”

Nissan also brings in the alpha variant of the line, the 370Z Nismo, which has motorsport-inspired exterior and interior elements. Its front and rear bumpers, side sills, rear spoiler, and door mirrors are distinct from the other 370Z variants, giving it “a more aggressive and aerodynamic look, while enhancing front and rear downforce.” The Nismo variant also has an exclusive 19-inch, twin five-spoke design and charcoal-gray machine-finished forged alloy wheels, also by Rays. Inside, it has Recaro Sport Seats and a steering wheel wrapped in leather and Alcantara, a Nismo red tachometer and Nismo badges.

It produces more power through a Nismo dual-exhaust system — giving the vehicle higher output numbers of 344ps and 371Nm. The engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with black magnesium paddle shifters. The Nissan 370Z Nismo also features a Nismo-branded strut tower brace for enhanced body rigidity, and performance dampers for better handling.

The Nissan 370Z Premium will be available in both six-speed manual transmission and seven-speed automatic transmission, and will be priced at P2.779 million and P2.879 million, respectively, in select dealerships nationwide. The Nissan 370Z Nismo will be priced at P3.888 million and will be available only at the Nissan High Performance Center in Quezon Avenue. For more information, visit