Nissan is bringing another special version of its enduring 370Z to market. Called the Heritage Edition, the trim-only package will be available in either Chicane Yellow or Magnetic Black with custom graphics. Yellow cars will also get black mirrors, while both get yellow interior trim.
The Heritage Edition will incorporate other minor changes to befall the 370Z Coupe lineup for 2018. Among them are new headlights and rear combination lights, black trim on the lower rear fascia between the exhaust tips, smoked chrome door handles, and a new high-performance Exedy clutch for six-speed manual transmission models. The 332-horsepower V6 remains the same, as does the optional 7-speed automatic.
“Over the past five decades there have been a number of special Z® trim packages that have added a sense of customization straight off the showroom floor,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc., in a press release on the new model. “The new 2018 370Z Heritage Edition honors that tradition, blending it with the modern design and performance of the 2018 370Z. We’re pleased to be debuting the new Heritage Edition in New York, one of the top Z® markets from the very beginning.”
The elephant in the room here is that the 370Z is now a decade old. It’s still an attractive car to behold, and our drive of the 2017 model showed it still has some entertainment value behind the wheel. Those are testaments to just how good this car was in its youth, but compared to its competition, the 370Z is a dated in the very best of circumstances. The Chevrolet Camaro has come back from the dead and been redesigned since the 370Z went on sale, and then there’s the Nissan’s $50,000 price tag. Why buy a new 370Z when virtually the same car can be had on the used market for less than half that?
2016 sales reflect that thinking. Nissan sold just 5,913 370Zs last year, a full 20 percent drop from 2015. If Nissan hopes to reverse that trend it’s going to take more than a graphics package and yellow trim.
Gallery: 2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition
2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition previewed at
New York International Auto Show
- New Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition debuts at New York International Auto Show
- Features 2018 370Z Coupe model enhancements – including refined exterior treatment and high-performance clutch (manual transmission)
- Heritage Edition offered in choice of Chicane Yellow or Magnetic Black exterior colors, with yellow interior trim and custom graphics
- Scheduled to arrive at Nissan dealers nationwide in spring 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 5, 2017) – The calendar says 2017, but Nissan is offering a special early preview of the 2018 370Z Coupe Heritage Edition at next week’s New York International Auto Show. The Heritage Edition honors the iconic Nissan sports car as it approaches its 50th anniversary at the end of the decade since its launch under the Datsun brand.
The Heritage Edition also incorporates enhancements to the 370Z Coupe for the 2018 model year, including new headlight and rear combination light treatment, new rear fascia paint scheme, smoke chrome door handles and new EXEDY® high-performance clutch (manual transmission). The 2018 370Z Coupe goes on sale in spring 2017.
Available on the base 370Z Coupe, the best-selling and most affordable trim level, the Heritage Edition package is offered in two exterior colors. The Chicane Yellow Heritage Edition features black outside mirrors, gloss black graphics and yellow interior trim. The Magnetic Black Heritage Edition includes gloss silver graphics and yellow interior trim.
“Over the past five decades there have been a number of special Z® trim packages that have added a sense of customization straight off the showroom floor,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “The new 2018 370Z Heritage Edition honors that tradition, blending it with the modern design and performance of the 2018 370Z. We’re pleased to be debuting the new Heritage Edition in New York, one of the top Z® markets from the very beginning.”
The 370Z Heritage Edition will be available with a standard 332-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL) and a choice of 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM).
The 370Z Heritage Edition will be joined by the new 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition at the New York International Auto Show. Also on display at the Nissan booth will be a number of specially-modified Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport crossovers. The show runs April 14–23, 2017 at Jacob Javits Convention Center.