Japan - Nissan launches NISMO editions of Micra, 370Z and Leaf [video]
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
Nissan has launched three NISMO products last month: The Nissan March (Micra) NISMO, the Nissan Fairlady Z NISMO and the Nissan Leaf NISMO.
[Head to YouTube if you're unable to view the above video.]
In this video, you can see three NISMO enhanced Nissans being unveiled at the brand's head office in Yokohama, Japan. All three cars will appeal to different customers who like the added performance, says Nissan.
The Nissan March NISMO has a retuned 1.5-liter petrol engine producing 116PS of power. Nissan has also altered the suspension settings of this version for a stiffer ride. The aerodynamics of the car has been specifically developed for 'Zero Lift'.
Inside, the NISMO tuned March avails itself of Alcantara lined leather seats with contrast red and black stitching. The steering wheel and the center console get tweaked for a sporty feel.
Coming to the Nissan Fairlady Z, this 370Z is already one fast and sporty car. Nissan has upgraded the suspension system, brakes and the tires and improved body rigidity. The 370Z Fairlady is available with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed electronically controlled automatic with manual shift mode.
Finally, the Leaf NISMO boasts of some weight reduction thanks to its lightweight aluminium wheels and fiberglass body parts (which can also be had in carbon fiber). The dampers and the suspension have been stiffened (though we assume not many electric car drivers would drive in a sporty manner).
[Source - car.watch.impress.co.jp]