Nissan is one of the car brands that has the most heterogeneous offer on a global scale. Since the current trend within the automotive industry is unification, it is definitely necessary to adopt a new business plan. Of course, limousines are the most sensitive to trends, but the Skyline is safe. Still, Nissan fans still shouldn’t be too thrilled.
Namely, the current Skyline sedan, known in Europe as the Infiniti Q50, is not a GT-R.
As they write Hot Tires, a recent newspaper report from Japan claims that Nissan is canceling the development of all its sedans in the home country, including the Cima, Fuga and Skyline models. The fugue is associated with the former Infiniti Q70, while the Cima is similar to the Q70L. Last week, Nikkei Shimbun reported that the development of the Skyline has been suspended, as well as that the veil has been lowered on the further evolution of this Nissan symbol. However, the Japanese brand will not give up Skyline, said the company’s executive vice president, Asako Hoshino, during the launch of the Nissan Note Aura e-POWER model, without denying the news related to the departure of Fuga and Cima.
The 2020 report could shed some light on what Nissan has in mind for its future premium models. Namely, the Japanese brand intends to transform Infiniti into a “Nissan-plus” by dividing more platforms and technologies between divisions. That could mean fewer rear-wheel drive products for Infiniti.
The name “Skyline” existed even before Nissan envisioned it for its car model. The first generation arrived in 1957, as a product of the Prince Motor Company. Nissan and Prince merged in 1966, and the popular sedan remained in the portfolio. Skyline is currently in its 13th generation in Japan. The current version arrived in 2013 as a sedan, and the restyling was done in 2019, when the car was given a more “GT-R” look with a technological and safety upgrade.
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