Z-Car Returns To Star At Geneva Show - European Debut of The Nissan 350Z

Nissan Evalia Concept


Nissan’s product-led growth continues its breathtaking pace at the Geneva Motor Show with the European debut of the dramatic 350Z sports car designed to strike the chords of the driving enthusiast's heart – technological excellence mixed with passion and emotion.

  • Dramatic 350Z continues Nissan’s product-led revival
  • Race car technology for pure sports car now available in Europe
  • Geneva showcase for Evalia concept
  • From Micra to Primera: new dCi variants tackle Europe’s growing diesel market
  • Improved Almera Tino with new looks, N-Form system and engines
  • Special versions of Nissan’s top selling 4x4s
Taking inspiration from 350Z's fun to drive attitude but with MPV practicality, the Evalia design study hints at a possible direction for a future compact family car. The concept lines up alongside Nissan's innovative range of models, with the newly launched Micra completing one of the youngest passenger car ranges in the market: four models competing in the B, C and D segments have all been replaced in the last three years.

Targeting volume with the introduction of a new range of common rail diesel engines across the line up, Nissan's product-led growth in Europe gathers pace towards the goal of achieving the NISSAN 180 plan, which calls for sales of an additional 100,000 units in Europe by the end of FY2004.

Packed with technology and passion in equal measure, the latest ‘Z-car’ – the third generation in a little over three decades – will tempt new enthusiasts and rekindle old flames.

Designed to take Nissan back to the top step of the sports car podium, the 350Z has been created using modern race car design and construction techniques. Powered by a 3.5-litre V6 and engineered for extra rigidity with a flat ride under all conditions, the 350Z is a no compromise two-seater sports car.

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Published 7 February 2003 Melanie Carter

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