Nissan N-Sport range: Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan X-Trail and Nissan 370Z.
Nissan N-Sport range: Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan X-Trail and Nissan 370Z.

Sporty makeover for Nissan trio needing some sales love

NISSAN eyes sales boost with dressed up versions of popular SUVs and sporty coupe.

The Japanese maker is releasing N-Sport editions of the X-Trail and Pathfinder family SUVs and 370Z sports car.

The specials follow on from last year's sell-out Navara N-Sport edition. The brand's local boss Stephen Lester expects the new N-Sport editions to experience the same success as last year's variant.

Nissan is selling 600 examples of the X-Trail N-Sport which is based on the ST-L variant and is available in both two- and four-wheel drive.

Exterior touches include 18-inch black alloy wheels, black mirror caps, front and rear bumper finishes, side sills, roof rails and dark chrome grille.

The X-Trail N-Sport edition starts at $39,250 (before on-road costs) with the AWD version an extra $2000.

Black out: Nissan Pathfinder N-Sport features a range of black cosmetic details.
Black out: Nissan Pathfinder N-Sport features a range of black cosmetic details.

A flashier version of the seven-seat Pathfinder SUV is also available. Based on the ST-L grade the N-Sport features similar cosmetic touch-ups as the X-Trail and adds larger 20-inch alloy wheels.

The Pathfinder special edition is priced from $56,425.

Nissan has imported only 50 examples of the 370Z N-Sport. Prices start at $48,490 for the manual version and $50,990 when equipped with a self-shifting gearbox.

Seeing stripes: Nissan has added ‘sporty’ touches to 370Z coupe.
Seeing stripes: Nissan has added ‘sporty’ touches to 370Z coupe.

The sporty coupe scores a GT-inspired stripe down the middle of the car and along the sides, with the image makeover completed with 18-inch black alloy wheels and black side mirrors. Inside the 370Z features yellow highlights throughout.

All models go on sale August 1.


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