Thursday, January 7, 2010
Nissan Revises JDM Skyline Sedan and Coupe for 2010
Following in the footsteps of Infiniti and its facelifted 2010MY G37 Sedan and Coupe models, Nissan has updated the Japanese market versions of the car that is sold under the Skyline nameplate. Both the Skyline Sedan and Coupe models receive a number of changes including an updated exterior for the Sedan and a refined interior, enhanced navigation system and new air conditioning for both body configurations.
In particular, the Skyline Sedan models receive a new grille, bumper, headlamps and fog lights up front as well as a redesigned bumper at the back and new 17-inch alloy wheel designs.
Furthermore, the sport trim levels of the Skyline Sedan (370GT Type SP, 370GT Type SP, 250GT Type S) get a new unique grille, front bumper, headlights, rear bumper and use of black trim for the inner headlamp panels.
Mechanical refinements for the sedan are limited to the introduction of the 7-speed automatic transmission with the 2-wheel drive models equipped with the 2.5-liter V6 engine. Previously, this transmission was offered only with the larger and more powerful 3.7-liter V6 engine.
Nissan has made improvements to the interiors of both the Sedan and Coupe models that benefit from a new center console trim (only automatic versions) with a reshaped armrest. Other upgrades include the use of softer materials for the for the console sides and cupholder lid, new decorative trim and minor enhancements to the instrument panel.
All 2010 Skylines receive an updated navigation system, which now offers enhanced entertainment features such as a built-in digital terrestrial broadcast tuner and USB connections for iPod and other music playback devices, as well as new air-conditioning system.
Prices for the 2010 Skyline Sedan in Japan range from 2,892,000 yen to 4,410,000 yen and for the Skyline Coupe, from 3,864,000 yen to 5,019,000 yen.