For those of you unfamiliar with the Nissan Silvia project the plans deal with a future compact rear-whee-drive sportscar and the forthcoming Nissan 200SX. According to AutoCar, the Silvia project is a victim of CEO Carlos Ghosn’s recent dramatic cutbacks.
Earlier this month, Nissan announced that it will globally cut its workforce by 20,000 and expects a 265 billion yen ($2.9 billion) net loss for the fiscal year through March. The move also includes cutbacks on future models such as the Nissan 200SX. Plans for a four-door Infiniti sedan based on the Nissan GT-R have also been suspended but not cancelled.
CEO Ghosn now wishes to concentrate all of the company’s efforts on small medium-sized cars including an electric Toyota Prius rival that will debut next year.
We think we can do without the compact crossover based on the upcoming Nissan Qazana concept that will make its debut in Geneva. We’d much rather have a compact rear-wheel-drive sports car.