You may have heard that Nissan is working on a successor to the highly successful 240SX coupe, but that’s not where the small RWD platform is going to end. There’s news floating around that Infiniti’s upcoming premium sports car will be a coupe and it will be based on the same platform as the upcoming 240SX replacement.
As you may have noticed, Infiniti seems to have done away with all the FWD cars in its lineup, opting instead to only go rear-wheel or all-wheel-drive. As a result, it would not be fitting to base an Infiniti small premium car on the Sentra or the Versa. The 240SX successor, however, will be RWD and so it could be a perfect fit for a premium small car. There’s even word that it could be offered as a cabriolet at some point.
Power for the Nissan 240SX replacement will come from a variety of four-bangers, producing something in the neighborhood of 220 horsepower. The Infiniti-badged version may get treated to a V6, but it’s also likely that they’ll hop up a 2.0L four-cylinder for something around 300hp. Should the BMW 135i be worried?