Nissan 370Z Gets A Minor Update For 2018

1 September 2017 - motor1

2018 Nissan 370Z

A new Red Metallic finish and an Exedy clutch are now available.

Just in time for the 2018 model year, Nissan has gone and updated one of its oldest two-door offerings. The 370Z, which has been on the market since 2009, gains a number of new features which Nissan says give the coupe a much-needed "contemporary" finish.

Changes to the body include minor updates like new black finishes on the door handles and rear bumper fascia. The headlights also received a darker tint treatment, as do the now-standard rear combination lights, previously only available on the Nismo model.

New 19-inch alloy wheels now come standard on every 2018 model, and the available Red Metallic exterior finish picture here is brand new. In the cabin, Nissan offers its new NissanConnect Premium infotainment system as an added option. The system comes with a seven-inch touchscreen, satellite navigation, a DVD player, and a rear-view camera.

The same 3.7-liter V6 engine remains producing a respectable 323 horsepower (241 kilowatts) paired to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic. The 370Z Nismo remains at 350 hp (260 kW). The only update to the powertrain comes by way of a new high-performance clutch.

An Exedy clutch now comes standard on every manual 370Z. The clutch is said to help perfect the downshift and reduce driver pedal effort with greater precision. The 370Z continues to be one of the only sports cars in the segment to offer Synchro Rev Control.

The new 2018 370Z is now available throughout Europe, though the Nismo and Roadster trims remain unchanged for the model year update. In the U.S. at least, the 370Z retains its $29,990 asking price.

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