No Nissan hasn’t built a GT-R based crossover and they probably never will. This Nissan Skyline Crossover is the Infiniti EX version for Nissan’s Japanese home market. The Infiniti G37 is also known as the Nissan Skyline in Japan.
Unlike the 297-hp V6 offered here in the U.S., the Japanese market gets the VQ37VHR 3.5L V6 making 310-hp. The engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode.
Sales will begin nationwide this summer.
Click through for the press release.
Nissan Skyline Crossover:
NISSAN TO RELEASE NEW SKYLINE CROSSOVER THIS SUMMER
TOKYO (Apr. 16, 2009)–Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the release of its all-new Skyline Crossover this summer.
The all-new Skyline Crossover makes its foray into the crossover segment with a unique and distinctive design, that arrives from a fusion of a coupe with an SUV. The luxury crossover utilizes smooth, soft-to-the-touch and high-quality materials to provide an elegant and personalized interior space.
Powered by a VQ37VHR engine with VVEL technology, the powertrain delivers high response and high torque for an exhilirating driving experience. The powertain also offers cleaner emissions and good fuel-efficiency. Powerful, seamless and continuous acceleration is realized by mating the powertrain to a 7-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode. Stable handling and supple ride comfort are optimally balanced for a pleasurable drive.
The all-new Skyline Crossover will be showcased at Nissan Galleries nationwide starting April 18, 2009.
– By: The Daily Auto Editor