2015 Nissan Z Concept going to 2014 Detroit Motor Show image

The Japanese based automaker Nissan is planning to unveil the 2015 Z Concept at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show.

The 2015 Nissan Z Concept will be a first glimpse of the new generation of the 370Z, or, better yet, it will be a replacement of the model in question. According to the guys at insideline.com, the car manufacturer has said, through the voice of Nissan’s design boss Shiro Nakamura, that the company is currently working on the new Z and the model is “at an early stage” of development and the concept version of the model is in the works.

After the Nissan Z Concept will make its official debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in 2014, the final production version of the car should hit the market in 2015 and the model will be a replacement for the 370Z. The future generation of the model will be lighter, more compact and it will attract a large number towards the brand, so the vehicle is expected to have a powerful impact in sales.

Besides the new body, the future Nissan Z will also get a new engine, but while the 350Z came with a 3.5 liter V6 naturally aspirated and the 370Z went to a 3.7 liter, the new model’s unit will be downsized to four cylinders and it will be turbocharged. This should provide more power to the model and also improve its fuel consumption and cut down its CO2 emissions. The future generation of the Nissan Z might share the platform with a model in the Mercedes-Benz range, after a partnership signed with Daimler.