Mark your calendars, Nissan’s reborn Z car will make its production debut on August 17. We have a date: the production 2022 Nissan Z sports car will be unveiled in full on 17 August 2021 (US time).
No information was released on Nissan’s social channels alongside the date announcement, the brand did confim the new Z would break cover in New York City – and the reveal’s proximity to the motor show in the same city (which opens to media on August 19) indicates the reborn sports car will make its public debut at the event.
Nissan’s decision to refer to the model simply as ‘Z’ lends weight to rumours that surfaced earlier this year suggesting the new car would simply be called ‘Nissan Z’, rather than the much-rumoured 400Z moniker based around the vehicle’s expected power output.
All but confirmed to be powering the new Z is a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 shared with the Infiniti Q50 and Q60 Red Sport models, developing 298kW and 475Nm.
It’s set to be sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual or, according to new reports, a nine-speed automatic transmission designed by Mercedes-Benz (but built for Nissan vehicles by Jatco).
Leaked images show the new car’s exterior and interior styling will be identical to the Z Proto concept that previewed it – which will just tick over its 11-month anniversary when the production car is unveiled – save for a handful of minor exterior changes.
Recent reports suggest the Nissan Z could be priced as low as US$35,000 in the ‘States, and be available with a choice of three variants offering a split between luxury or sportiness.
The 2022 Nissan Z will be unveiled in full on 17 August 2021, US time. Stay tuned to CarAdvice for all the latest.