Report: Nissan working on new 200SX as a V-dub Golf competitor

Nissan 200SX

While the Nissan 370Z is one of the best sports cars on the market that delivers the most bang for your buck, the Japanese automaker doesn’t have a model that would compete with the likes of a Volkswagen Scirocco, Volkswagen Golf or the Ford Focus.

According to insiders, Nissan is working on a follow-up to its 200SX coupe that would compete in the compact two-door segment. The model, which was axed in 2002, would fit beneath the 370Z in Nissan’s lineup and will give it a more fuel-efficient and affordable vehicle to lure in younger shoppers.

Sources say that the new model will be rear-wheel-drive but Nissan is still looking for a platform on which to build the model. Using a shorter 370Z chassis has been proved to be to heavy for the replacement for the 200SX.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar