New 240? Nissan Working on Entry-Level RWD Coupe

New 240? Nissan Working on Entry-Level RWD Coupe


Ever since the 240sx left the Nissan lineup so many years ago, the company has been lacking a proper entry-level coupe for sporty enthusiasts. The wait may soon be over, because Nissan is reportedly working on a successor that will be based (in part) on the Urge concept revealed during the 2006 auto show circuit.

It will be placed below the 350Z and Skyline/G35, but it may be priced at around the same level as the current Sentra SE-R Spec V. The key difference, however, is that this new two-door coupe will be rear-wheel-drive. The company hasn’t made any indication in terms of actual mechanical specs, but Autoblog is predicting a turbocharged version of the QR25DE found in the SE-R Spec V. This could pave the way towards a Nissan 250.

On a related note, the Nissan 350Z may be receiving a significant engine upgrade as well. The luxury coupe may soon find itself powered by the new VQ37HR V6, effectively transforming the vehicle into a 370Z.