In exactly one year and one month, the world will be greeted once again by the Tokyo Motor Show – one of the biggest auto shows the world’s looking forward to in its calendar. It’s about time we get a glimpse behind the curtain of Japan’s latest automotive technology again, and one brand we look forward to is Nissan.
These past few days, the internet has this buzz going on as publications puts out their speculations on what Nissan has in-store for us next year. There has been a rumor circulating online that the Japanese brand might introduce a new Z prototype at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. According to Australian publication WhichCar, Nissan’s senior vice president for Global Design claimed that the next-gen Z is already on its way.
Quite a coincidence, the month when the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show will be held is the same month the Z name is turning 50 years old. This is the perfect time to reveal a new concept car of an iconic model, isn’t it?
According to Albaisa, he’s very excited to work with the new Z-car but the pressure, he added, is tight. What could we all expect, it’s the Z nameplate – the badge that raises Nissan’s flag in the coupe sports car realm. Albaisa can’t help but fanboy throughout the interview with the Australian website. He even mentioned his affection with the 1989 300ZX.
There are plenty of questions building up in our minds right now. How will it look like? Will it be built around its current looks or feature the signature V-Motion grille? Will it sway away from the rest of Nissan’s fleet and abandon its nature? We mean, it deserves an entire reputation exclusive to itself like it has been doing since ‘69, right? The GT-R's design was a success so we can only hope we’d see exclusivity on the new Z-car.