Toyota and Subaru collaboration in creating a platform for each of its sports products, to fruition. This was evidenced by the high interest of customers through the ordering 86 or Subaru Toyota BRZ growing. And Nissan will not stand by silently and just watch ‘accomplishments’ were the two rivals.
Armed with Juke platform, Nissan quietly preparing a new model Mini-Z, to inhibit the rate of ‘the twins’ 86 Toyota – Subaru BRZ. Mini-Z looks similar to the Honda CR-Z. While the wheels for motion system is still not certain to use a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (AWD).
Nissan equips the Mini-Z MR16DDT engine, 4-cylinder, 1.6 liter, direct injection and turbocharger that produce 190 PS and 240 Nm of torque, Xtronic CVT-M6 transmission and 6-speed manual.
Mini-Z is the result of collaboration between Nissan Global Design Center in Japan and Nissan Design China, and the main target market is China. While for Japan and Europe will only be produced on a small scale.
The plan, Mini-Z went into production late next year, with prices 10 percent cheaper than the 86 and the BRZ. A price tag expected to be awarded under the U.S. $ 22,000.