Nissan Z Launch: Strictly Not for UK!

So earlier this week we saw the launch of the stylish new Nissan Z sports car at a special event in New York. The all-new, seventh-generation Z is scheduled to go on sale in Spring 2022.  But not in the UK.

Now that you have seen it, you may be considering shifting up a gear or two and trying to get hold of one.  Dream on. Reports say that Nissan thinks Europe is a falling market for sports cars, not least because of its stringent emissions regulations.

For a car that the manufacturer says (and we quote here directly) “helps maintain the ‘Nissan-ness’ of the company” we find it strange that we can’t get our hands on it. 

So, like chlorinated chicken, it’s good enough for the US but it ain’t coming over the pond in a hurry. Which is a shame, because we reckon it looks pretty impressive.

But hang on a minute, Ashwani Gupta, chief operating officer at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has said quite clearly: “Through the Z, we bring the latest sports car design, performance and excitement to as many people as we can.”  Does he mean us?