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Don't expect the Nissan 400Z to have an electrified powertrain at first


Nissan is slated to introduce a successor to the 370Z in 2021 and while there have been lots of rumours surrounding the sports car’s powertrain, a new report states that it won’t get an electrified powerplant.

According to Car Advice, the new model will use a petrol engine without any form of electrification. Likely to be called the 400Z, the new sports car is said to be very close to being officially revealed as part of Nissan’s new model push.

The lineup refresh campaign has already started with the Rogue and Ariya electric crossover and will continue with everything from the Armada and Frontier to the Note and Qashqai / Rogue as part of the “NISSAN NEXT: From A to Z” plan.

So the 400Z will likely get a hybrid or a pure EV in the near future after the introduction of the normal variant.

In May, reports stated that the model could get a new 480Z name whilst still powered by the same 3.0-litre V6 engine. So don’t expect the Nissan 480Z to use a 4.8-litre engine as the model’s designation has reportedly been chosen to illustrate the power delivered by the engine – 480 hp.

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