After making its first local appearance at the 2018 Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS), Nissan Philippines has officially launched the 370Z in the Philippines. This marks the first time that the 370Z is locally available through Nissan dealers since the sportscar’s global release in 2009. With the launch of the Nissan 370Z, there have never been so many options for a Filipino car enthusiast looking for a sports car under P3 million.
By now, the 370Z should look properly familiar to almost every car enthusiast nowadays. The standard 370Z was given a refresh in 2013, which gave it vertical LED daytime running lights, new 19-inch forged alloy wheels, revised gauges, and a more premium interior. The Nismo variant was given a major refresh in 2015, giving the sports car a GT-R-inspired front fascia, along with more integrated aerodynamic pieces. Automatic bi-xenon HID headlights, passive entry with push-button start, LED taillights, and dual exhausts are all equipped as standard.
As for the interior, the base 370Z Premium comes as standard with electronically-adjustable seats, climate control, 8-speaker Bose sound system, and an automatic climate control system. Getting the Nismo swaps the electronically-adjustable seats for manually-adjustable Recaro bucket seats, sports steering wheel, as well as sportier Nismo gauges. Regardless of variant, a 6.8-inch touch screen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is a dealer-installed option.
The number in Nissan’s Z line of sportscars indicates the displacement of the engine. As such, the 370Z uses the iconic VQ37 3.7-liter naturally-aspirated V6 engine, producing 332 hp and 363 Nm for the Premium and 344 hp and 371 Nm for the Nismo. A 6-speed manual and a 7-speed automatic, both of which have a rev-matching feature, are your transmission choices for the Premium variant while the Nismo can only be equipped with the 7-speed automatic.
Getting the Nismo variant also adds sportier suspension, stiffer stabilizer bars, a bigger, free-flowing exhaust, among other performance add-ons.
“Nissan has a proven heritage of producing some of the most iconic sports cars in the world, and we’re very excited to celebrate this legacy with the Nissan 370Z. The Nissan 370Z has brought great innovation to the sports car segment, showcasing the perfect combination of practicality and performance.”” says Atsushi Najima, Nissan in the Philippines President & Managing Director “We are very happy to turn the ‘sports car dream’ into a reality for Filipinos everywhere this April, as we introduce the Nissan 370z into the market. We are looking forward to sharing this with Filipinos craving for a new and thrilling driving experience,”
The Nissan 370Z Premium will be available on all Nissan dealers with a starting price of P2,779,000 for the 6-speed manual and P2,879,000 for the 7-speed automatic. Meanwhile, the Nissan 370Z Nismo will only be available at the Nissan High Performance Center in Quezon Avenue for P3,888,000.