Nissan Skyline Crossover released in Japan

Nissan Skyline Crossover released in Japan

Nissan Skyline Crossover fq

Nissan has just released the latest variation of its Skyline sedan, the Skyline Crossover, in Japan this week and it’s the first crossover vehicle to bear the Skyline name. The Skyline Crossover is actually based upon the European-spec Infiniti EX37, and shares its sheetmetal and 3.7 litre powertrain with the EX37. This is the same engine fitted to the Nissan 370Z.

At 243kW, the power output of the Skyline Crossover’s engine falls short of the Z’s mill, but with 90 percent of peak torque on tap from between 2400rpm and 7000rpm, it’s still a healthy performer. A seven-speed automatic with paddle shifters is the only transmission offered, and is shared with the 370Z and Skyline 370GT.

The Skyline Crossover also comes packed with all sorts of tricks in the form of high-tech driving aids. An optional lane-departure prevention system works to keep the car on the right track and an intelligent cruise control system automatically maintains the Crossover’s distance from traffic.

Sadly, even with all its sharp styling, mechanical prowess and high-tech gadgets, the Skyline Crossover probably won’t be coming to NZ, unless it reaches us in its Infiniti EX37 form.

Nissan Skyline Crossover fq

Nissan has just released the latest variation of its Skyline sedan, the Skyline Crossover, in Japan this week and it’s the first crossover vehicle to bear the Skyline name. The Skyline Crossover is actually based upon the European-spec Infiniti EX37, and shares its sheetmetal and 3.7 litre powertrain with the EX37. This is the same engine fitted to the Nissan 370Z.

At 243kW, the power output of the Skyline Crossover’s engine falls short of the Z’s mill, but with 90 percent of peak torque on tap from between 2400rpm and 7000rpm, it’s still a healthy performer. A seven-speed automatic with paddle shifters is the only transmission offered, and is shared with the 370Z and Skyline 370GT.

The Skyline Crossover also comes packed with all sorts of tricks in the form of high-tech driving aids. An optional lane-departure prevention system works to keep the car on the right track and an intelligent cruise control system automatically maintains the Crossover’s distance from traffic.

Sadly, even with all its sharp styling, mechanical prowess and high-tech gadgets, the Skyline Crossover probably won’t be coming to NZ, unless it reaches us in its Infiniti EX37 form.

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