Nissan Motor may launch a new crossover under the Skyline name. This information, with reference to its sources in the company, was disseminated by the CarsMeetWeb resource.
It is assumed that the future Nissan Skyline will be built on the basis of the Infiniti QX55 (V37) cross-coupe, the production of which began in 2020.
The QX55 is built on a common base with the QX50, but differs from it in design – a sloping roof, a more aggressive bumper and other elements. The Infiniti QX55 is equipped with a 2.0 VC-Turbo engine (272 hp and 380 Nm), which is remembered for the unique compression ratio change system (varies from 8: 1 to 14: 1). The transmission is a Jatco variator with a torque converter. Full drive (based on multi-plate clutch).
According to CarsMeetWeb, the Skyline crossover can get a sequential hybrid e-POWER with a 2.0 VC-Turbo engine as a generator and two electric motors developing up to 440 hp
If development continues in a given rhythm, then the Nissan Skyline crossover may appear in 2022 or 2023.
Recall that in the history of Nissan there was already Skyline Crossover, the twin brother of the compact crossover Infiniti EX37. This model was produced in 2009-2016.
The Skyline of the current generation is a modification of the Infiniti Q50 in the specification for the Japanese domestic market, the model has been produced since 2014. The sedan was last updated in July 2019.
The first Skyline appeared in 1957, and it was not yet a Nissan. The two debut generations of the model were produced by the Prince Motor company, but in 1966 Nissan took over this company – and Skyline changed the brand. In 2016, at the largest Japanese car festival in Europe Japfest, it was the Nissan Skyline that was chosen as the iconic car of the Land of the Rising Sun. Skyline is ahead of Toyota Supra and Subaru Impreza WRX in voices.