Australian media has obtained some juicy details concerning the Nissan 370Z successor.

Australian media has obtained some juicy details concerning the Nissan 370Z successor.

The new model is set to receive the Z35 moniker and will be marketed as a true global model unlike the outgoing 370Z which primarily targets Japan and United States. A source close to Nissan cited by Motoring says then open-top version will adopt a targa or T-bar roof together with a sharper styling also set to be applied onto the coupe.

A hybrid version is in the works and will pack a Mercedes-Benz-derived 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine from the 211 PS Nissan Skyline 200GT-t, basically a rebadged Infiniti Q50. In the Z35, the turbo-four will work together with an electric motor to provide more power and lower fuel consumption.

A range-topping variant is said to receive a direct-injection six-cylinder 3.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine also sourced from Mercedes-Benz and tuned to deliver more than 408 PS (300 kW). Interestingly, the same report mentions this flagship version will also be a hybrid but details are not available at this point.

The Nissan "Z35" will probably go on sale sometime in 2016 but will likely be previewed next year at the Tokyo Motor Show by a concept.

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