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2022 Nissan Z

2022 Nissan Z

Motoring in Australia for the second half of 2022 just got even more exciting.  When you have cars like the brand new Nissan Z on offer, sportscar purists who love a sexy 2-seat roadster will live the Zzzz dream.  The latest Nissan Z car is available in Australia with as much as 298 kW flowing from the glorious 3.0-litre V6 Twin Turbo petrol engine.  The power is fed out to the RWD rubber via a 6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic layout.

I can’t fault the exterior lines; they are gorgeous and reminiscent of the classic old 240Z cars of the 1970s.  You have a wonderful low-slung ride height for a greater impression of speed, acceleration, and excitement.  The two-seater has snug leather bucket seats set up for vigorous drivers but with nice levels of comfort for when you need to just settle back and enjoy the ride and the car’s effortless cruising ability in smooth V6 fashion.  Climate control has you dialling in the right temperature for you and your passenger, and there is active cruise control that allows you to keep the drive legal as the car adjusts seamlessly with the traffic around it.

2022 Nissan Z

The brand new Nissan Z is good for almost 500 Nm of torque at the back wheels.  Being RWD, the steering is crisp and roadholding sublime.  Performance figures for the new Nissan Z car reveals some serious ability at the track to take on other top cars in its class – cars like the recent new Toyota GR Supra, BMW Z4, Alpine A110, Ford Mustang, Porsche Boxster, Audi TT or even a Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe.  Expect to see the new Nissan Z getting the 0-100 km/h sprint ticked off in around 4.5 seconds without breaking much of a sweat.  Running past 250 km/h will be a piece of cake in the new Z too.  The big V6 torque is at full whack even at a lowly 1600 rpm, so access to full thrust is always dialled in at any moment you want to waft or speed passed slower traffic.

Tackling the corners in a new RWD Nissan Z will be a special thrill thanks to the excellent weight distribution and Nissan’s sweet suspension that uses a double A-arm setup at the front and a multilink design at the rear.  Monotube dampers are found at all 4 corners of the low-slung Z.  And if you want a further upgrade, the Proto Performance trim gets a sport tuned suspension.  Standard spec Nissan Z cars have 12.6 inch discs at the front and 12.1 inch at the rear.  Proto models beef these up a bit and come with a little more bite through the larger 14.0-inch discs at the front and 13.8 inch ones at the rear.  One thing is for sure, the Nissan Gurus will have done a fabulous job at ensuring that the brand new Nissan Z goes hard, stops hard and corners like a jack rabbit.

Outgoing Nissan Z models were showing their age when it came to interior design and technology.  Nissan have totally recreated the interior of the latest Z car, so it now receives a big technology update with a new 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen (a 9.0-inch screen with navigation is an option), a 12.3-inch reconfigurable digital driver’s display, and a host of new driver-assistance features.  Satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto can be heard through the 8-speaker stereo even in standard form.  The audio package is a goodie that has been engineered by Bose.  The 2022/2023 Nissan Z will also come with an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot system.

Some of the other great features on the standard Nissan Z are keyless entry and start, a smartphone charging port with cable, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, park assist, laser/ LED self-levelling headlights, heated front seats (both of which have 4-way adjustment), signature LED DTRL design and technology, paddle shifters, 6 airbags, automatic dusk sensors, and a 5-year unlimited km warranty when you buy one new, which should be around the $80k mark for the base model.

If you opt for the Nissan Z Proto version, it’ll cost about $8k more than the standard versions (at this stage).  And you do get a few more bells-and-whistles.  Notable features on the Proto are things like 19-inch dark metallic forged alloy wheels by RAYS, a black leather interior with unique yellow interior accents and stitching and a suede door trim, and unique yellow brake callipers that are striking on the eye.

All new Nissan Z cars have had a big update on the safety front, and although the car hasn’t been tested yet, the features include: active head restraints, front airbags, side curtain airbags, 3-point seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters, ISOFIX child seating with tether points, a car immobilizer, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, a traction control system, Vehicle Dynamic Control with a cancel switch, Hill Start Assist, a rear camera, front and rear parking sensors, Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Intelligent Cruise Control, high beam assist, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, a tyre pressure monitoring sensor, and traffic sign recognition.

Here is a brand new 2-seat sportscar that delivers all the delights of the modern era with loads of style that harks back to the classic 240Z.  You can see the long bonnet with its raised centre section and broad front air intake, while looking modern, still has that timeless 240Z charm.  This is a car that will be truly nice to drive.

2022 Nissan Z

The 2022/23 Nissan Z models include the:

  • Nissan Z 6-speed manual
  • Nissan Z 9-speed auto
  • Nissan Z Proto 6-speed manual
  • Nissan Z 9-speed auto

For any more information on the new Nissan Z or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Nissan dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!