Nissan corporate vice president Roel de Vries has suggested the next-generation Z could be offered with multiple engines.

Nissan’s corporate vice president and global head of marketing and brand strategy has revealed some new details about the 370Z successor.

Speaking to Car Advice, Roel de Vries hinted the next-generation model will be offered with multiple engines. As he explained, Europeans won't buy the car with a V6 engine so they won't offer one in Europe. However, he said "There’s still an audience that wants a six-cylinder engine, so why should we give it up? That’s all part of ongoing studies.”

While there have been countless rumors about what will power the next-generation model speculation suggests we can expect both a turbocharged four-cylinder and a traditional V6. There have also been whispers about an entry-level variant whichcould use a naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine to bring its price closer to the Toyota 86 / Scion FR-S / Subaru BRZ.

de Vries also suggested the next-generation model could simply be called the Z because he considers using the engine's displacement in the name a "bit behind us." As noted, "... who says the next-generation [model] doesn’t have three engines and it's not just called Z?”

Gallery: Nissan hints multiple engines for 370Z successor