Published on May 28th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Nissan Skyline 200GT-t For Japan Market Only
Nissan is going to expand its new models range on the Japanese market with the introduction of the new Skyline 200GT-t. The 7th generation four-door Nissan sedan will go on sale starting June 5th and the manufacturer is expecting 200 units to be sold every month. This model should be sold in other regions as well like Malaysia as it offers a performance alternative to the German sport sedans. (parallel importers will have this car in the country in the next 6-7 months for sure).
Under the hood, there is a Mercedes Benz engine. On the new Skyline 200GT-t the turbocharged 2.0 liter petrol engine features direct-injection, variable valve timing and an engine start/stop system. The four cylinders deliver 211 hp and 350 Nm, ensuring an average consumption of 7.3 L/100km. It is an improvement of about 20% over the previous-generation Skyline 250GT, 250GT Type S). The automatic transmission was developed along with the engine.
Along the new power, Skyline 200GT-t is offered with a modified suspension, a drive mode selector and a Direct Adaptive Steering found on the optional equipment list. Daimler and Renault-Nissan signed a deal earlier which saw Daimler hold 3.1 per cent stake in Renault-Nissan, and Renault-Nissan hold a 1.55 per cent stake in Daimler. Since then we have seen a number of cooperative exchanges in technology. This is one of the latest with more to come.