The Skyline is one of if not the most iconic creations under Nissan’s belt, with the R32, R33, and R34 and their GT-R iterations leading the way. And although it has been detached from the GT-R badge, Nissan is determined to make the legendary moniker will live on.
Earlier today, the Japanese carmaker unveiled the all-new Skyline—it now packs a new engine, modern features, and updated Nissan tech, and sports a new design to boot.
“The Skyline is a symbol of Nissan technology, and at 62 years, it has the longest history of any Nissan model,” said Asako Hoshino, Nissan executive vice president. “With the latest advanced technologies, including ProPILOT 2.0, the new Skyline offers customers an even more exciting and confident driving experience.”
This all-new premium sports sedan comes in four grades: GT, GT Type P, GT Type SP, and 400R. The highest 400R grade is the most powerful factory-built Skyline to date. Under its hood is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 VR30DDTT petrol engine—not so different from the legendary twin-turbo straight-six RB26DETT the old GT-Rs carried back then. This new engine is capable of 400hp and 475Nm of torque. Other petrol-powered grades get the same engine as the 400R, albeit tuned to 300hp. A hybrid version powered by a VQ35HR-HM34 engine will also be available.
The new hybrid Skyline will be equipped with the highly advanced ProPILOT 2.0 driver assistance technology, and will also be the first Nissan vehicles in Japan with a full-color heads-up display. On the other hand, an updated NissanConnect system comes as a standard for all variants.
On the outside, Nissan’s signature V-Motion grille dominates the vehicle’s front end. The backside features a smooth look together with a full-LED version of the Skyline’s iconic four-circle combination lamps. As far as colors go, buyers may select among 10 available options—the Carmine Red pictured here, however, is exclusive to the 400R and GT Type SP grades.
The new Skyline is priced north of ¥4.2 million (above P2 million) and is expected to be available in Japan starting fall later this year. Would you like to see this available in the local market? Check out more photos below and let us know what you think.