Last year, Nissan had a toe in the water exercise with its Nissan Navara N-Sport – and quickly sold out all 500. So it comes as no surprise has Australia Oz has introduced N-SPORT special editions of the 370Z sportscar, the X-Trail SUV, and the seven-seat Pathfinder. All three go on sale from August 1.

Fascinatingly, the Nissan 370Z N-SPORT is based on the Datsun 280ZX “Black Gold’ edition, which was designed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Z, way back in 1980.

It features exterior graphics that start at the tip of the bonnet and stretch over the roof and boot lid, as well as across the base of the doors. Black 18-inch alloy wheels are complemented by black gloss door mirrors.

Nissan 370Z N-SPORT

Nissan 370Z N-SPORT

Inside, the 370Z N-SPORT features yellow accents on the door trim, steering wheel, shift knob, knee pads and dashboard. Black cloth seats are integrated with yellow embroidery.

With 50 units available, and prices starting from $48,490 plus on-roads, the 370Z N-SPORT is offered in Chicane Yellow, Diamond Black and Shiro White.

The Nissan X-TRAIL ST-L (in 2WD and 4WD format) also get the black treatment, with 18-inch black alloy wheels, gloss black mirror caps, dark metallic front and rear bumper finishishers, black side sills, a dark chrome front grille and black roof rails.

Nissan X-Trail ST-L N-Sport

Nissan X-Trail ST-L N-Sport

Colours are Diamond Black, Gun Metallic, Brilliant Silver and Ivory Pearl Only. Importation of 600 units, pricing begins at $39,250, plus on-road CHARGES.

The seven-seat 2WD Nissan Pathfinder also gets the N-SPORT treatment; Black painted 20-inch alloys, black mirror caps, front grille, front and rear lower grille accents and roof rails. All are available in Diamond Black, Gun Metallic and Ivory Pearl.

Nissan Pathfinder ST-L N-Sport

Nissan Pathfinder ST-L N-Sport

Only 250 of these Pathfinders are coming Downunder and are priced at $56,425, to which on-roads have to be added.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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