Nissan announced its plans for the 2012 Paris Motor Show, and if we gloss over the uninteresting stuff like the TeRRA concept and the PIVO 3 Zero Emissions car, the biggest news is they will be unveiling a new, revised version of the 370Z Coupe and Roadster. But before you get too excited, changes seem to be just cosmetic.
The new 370Z will benefit from some detail enhancements such as a new front bumper incorporating LED daytime running lights. As this teaser image suggests, the car has grown a mustache.
We were hoping for this update to be more technical and improve the car’s dynamics. Nissan 370Z costs pretty much the same as Toyota GT86, while having a much nicer cabin and a big, muscular V6 engine. The thing is, it’s nowhere near as good to drive as the little Toyota. Nissan could fix that with a bit of tweaking, but they didn’t bother.
Other notable Nissan cars coming to Paris this year include the new Qashqai 360 with added equipment and value, the production version of Juke NISMO, and the Juke with Ministry of Sound edition. The rather unique Micra ELLE will also be there, in case anybody’s interested!