2019 Nissan Convertible. We are pretty sure Nissan’s old FM-platform won’t find its way under the skin of the new Z-car. Even though this is still a very capable chassis, it can’t really match its much newer rivals. Not that long ago Nissan signed an agreement with Mercedes to co-develop at least a couple of new cars. These would be released under both the Infiniti and the Nissan brand. So far all models co-developed by the two companies are based on Mercedes’ front wheel drive chassis. However, a rear wheel drive model based on Mercedes’ new highly modular rear-wheel drive platform isn’t out of the question. This would benefit greatly from the all aluminum construction, and it would make a really impressive sports car. The Nissan Convertible is certainly due for a complete overhaul, but it won’t be getting that in 2019. Instead, the Z will get a few mild tweaks and a new special-edition package.
The outward appearance of the standard 2019 Nissan Convertible will undergo a few updates in the new year, including reworked headlights and tail lights, an updated rear fascia, and new smoked-chrome door handles. Otherwise, the looks of the Z remain the same. Inside, there are no notable changes in the 2019 model. As mostly a carryover, we expect the 2019 Nissan Convertible’s standard features to remain too. These will include 18-inch wheels wrapped in summer tires, automatic bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights and tail lights, keyless entry and ignition, auto climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, a four-speaker audio system, and more. One change for 2019 is the introduction of a new Heritage Edition package for the base 2019 Nissan Convertible Coupe in celebration of the model’s 50th anniversary. This package will come in either Chicane Yellow or Magnetic Black. The yellow model will feature black mirrors, gloss-black graphics, and splashes of yellow trim inside. The black version will have gloss-solver graphics and the same yellow interior trim bits.
The 3.7 liter V6 from the 2019 Nissan Convertible is more than likely going to be gone. While most people love this engine, it won’t be able to meet emissions standards for long. It will be replaced, but Nissan hasn’t confirmed the replacement so far. There are rumors that the new Z might feature either a hybrid or a turbocharged engine. The first option would raise the cost of the car a bit too much. However, a turbo would make a lot more sense. Nissan already has the twin-turbo VR V6 which is currently available as a 3 or a 3.8 liter, the later only available on the GT-R. The 3 liter twin-turbo V6, on the other hand, is currently available on the Q60 where it makes 399 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.
With the help of a six-speed manual or a seven speed automatic, the upcoming Z would easily outrun its predecessor, and it would easily match the competition. A less powerful version might also be offered at a later date in order to allow the 2019 Z to compete with the American muscle cars which improved tremendously in the past couple of years. The 3.7 liter V6 from the Convertible is more than likely going to be gone. While most people love this engine, it won’t be able to meet emissions standards for long. It will be replaced, but Nissan hasn’t confirmed the replacement so far. There are rumors that the new Z might feature either a hybrid or a turbocharged engine.
We expect to see the 2019 Nissan Convertible in showrooms sometime this summer. Official pricing will start at $32,275 for the coupe and $42,705 for the roadster, which is nearly identical to the previous year. The range extends to $50,285 for the Touring Sport Roadster. In terms of deals, Nissan doesn’t often offer big purchase and lease incentives on the Convertible, and we expect this to remain the same with the new model. Key competitors to the Convertible include the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, and Audi TT.