Nissan has been known to produce a few cars that were sublime for the performance niche, Nismo would be on the forefront of that market when it comes to out of the box factory tuned vehicles. But until now, the options are limited for us folks who prefer a Japanese performance machine.
Since most automakers have a specialty performance program for their top selling vehicles, Nissan is set to expand their Nismo lineup with more models in promising markets.
The Japanese automaker recently announced a new Nismo Cars Business Unit; the unit is aimed at expanding the current production volume way beyond 15,000 vehicles per annum.
“As a Nissan sub-brand, NISMO further builds upon the core values of Nissan cars,” said Nismo chief Takao Katagiri. “With the combined expertise of Nissan group companies, Nismo road cars will make customers enjoy Nissan cars more than ever.”
If you’re a fan of Japanese performance vehicles, you’d already know the GT-R leads the forefront, there is also a 370Z version and a Patrol Sport SUV version. Expect to see more performance versions on mass produced sedans like the Maxima, the Rogue, the Juke, Sentra, Sunny and the Altima.
Talks surrounding an RS version of the Sentra Nismo have surfaced recently and people seem to welcome the idea – specially if adapted to the sedan versions that Nissan currently offers on sale.