Nissan has announced the GT-R R35 will not be replaced by a new model until at least 2020.

Nissan has announced the GT-R R35 will not be replaced by a new model until at least 2020.

In an interview with Motoring, Nissan Australia’s managing director Richard Emery said the company “is not even talking about it” and a new GT-R is not really on the agenda for the next few years. He went on to specify there are zero chances of seeing the R36 in 2018 or 2019, so a best-case scenario would be a 2020 launch.

Initial reports indicated a 2017 release for the GT-R successor and later on we heard something about a 2018 introduction, but now we know for sure it will not come out before the end of the decade. Sources close to Nissan have said development of the new model has moved from Japan to North America and Europe.

Williams is believed to be greatly involved in the R&D process and apparently the GT-R R36 will spawn an Infiniti version expected to take the shape of a sedan. However, take this rumor with a pinch of salt since Nissan’s premium brand was supposed to come out with the Q50 Eau Rogue, but in the end they decided to axe the project.

Until a new GT-R arrives, Nissan has plans to make some updates to the current R35 and these will likely be introduced sometime next year or in 2017.

Source: motoring.com.au

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