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Nissan N-Sport models announced for Pathfinder, X-Trail, 370Z

By Cameron Kirby, 24 Jul 2018 Car News

Nissan N-Sport models announced for Pathfinder, X-Trail, 370Z

New special edition models add visual spice to Nissan showrooms

Despite currently being embroiled in a trademark dispute with Hyundai over the name, Nissan today revealed a trio of N-Sport special editions which will go on sale next month.

The Nissan 370Z, Pathfinder, and X-Trail have all been given the N-Sport treatment, following the success of the limited-run N-Sport Navara released last year.

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Inspired by the “Black Gold” special edition of the Datsun 280ZX of 1980, Nissan’s 370Z N-Sport features GT-inspired exterior graphics, 18-inch alloy wheels, and gloss black side mirrors.

Inside, Nissan has added yellow accents to the 370Z’s door trims, steering wheel, shift knob, knee pads, and dash, while black cloth seats have bespoke yellow embroidery.

A new Chicane Yellow premium paint is also available for the N-Sport Zed. Just 50 370Z N-Sports will be available in total, starting at $48,490 for the six-speed manual. That’s a $1500 discount against the vanilla 370Z manual, making the N-Sport an extra-compelling deal for sports car shoppers.

Customers wanting something with a little more utility can opt for the X-Trail N-Sport, which should stands out from the 10,000-plus regular X-Trails which have been sold this year.

Starting under $40,000 in 2WD form, the X-Trail N-Sport starts life as an ST-L variant, before gaining 18-inch black alloy wheels, gloss black mirror caps, dark metallic front and rear bumper finishes, black side sills, a dark chrome front grille and black roof rails. Production will be limited to just 600 units.

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250 Pathfinder N-Sport models will be offered alongside the X-Trail and 370Z specials, and are fitted with 20-inch alloys, black mirror caps, black front grilles, and black roof rails.

 “The Nissan N-Sport series has been popular with buyers in the past, so we have listened to a market that wants more, and offered N-Sport editions on a wider range of Nissan nameplates,” said Nissan Australia managing director, Stephen Lester.

“The Navara N-Sport was a strong seller, we think the N-Sport treatment on 370Z, Pathfinder and X-TRAIL will also be popular.”

All Nissan N-Sport models will be on sale from August 1, and available with Diamond Black, Gun Metallic, and Ivory Pearl paint. Premium colours such as Diamond Black and Shiro White will cost an extra $550.

N-Sport range pricing:

  • Nissan 370Z N-Sport (manual) - $48,490
  • Nissan 370Z N-Sport (automatic) - $50,990
  • Nissan X-Trail ST-L N-Sport 2WD - $39,250
  • Nissan X-Trail ST-L N-Sport 4WD - $41,250
  • Nissan Pathfinder ST-L N-Sport - $56,425