• Dec 15, 2006
Call it the Silvia or the 240SX or the 200SX (read up on the various names of the 200SX and where they were sold in the world here), but Nissan's now demised budget rear-wheel drive platform has been sorely missed in its homeland of Japan, in our own North America and elsewhere around the world. Word has it, however, that Nissan is considering a new rear-wheel drive coupe that would take up the 200SX cause of rear-wheel drive fun for the huddled masses. The Foria Concept (shown above) that debuted at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show is the front running candidate to become a new 200SX, considering the good reaction it garnered at that year's show. Don't count out the Urge, however, which was unveiled at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show. AutoCar reports that Nissan is even open to producing a mid-engine car to slot below the 350Z. Whatever plan gets pinned down for production, we just hope Nissan keeps it rear-wheel drive and starts it around $20k - $22k. That seems to be the hot spot where a Ford Mustang V6, Pontiac Solstice and Mazda Miata would all be on the same shopping list for a RWD sports car.

[Source: AutoCar]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      nissan would be stupid not to make a 240 replacement
      • 8 Years Ago
      what's wrong with all of u? that's ugly as hell, it simply can not be replacement for Silvia...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'll take that Foria at any price up to $24k. It is exactly what I want. RWD, has some classic Datsun dna going on, sufficient power, 2+2 with decent rear seat access. If they found a way to get rid of the b-pillar, I'd give it a 12 out of 10.

      The weakest part of the styling is the grill, which needs to look more 510 and less Altima. Round headlights maybe.
      • 8 Years Ago
      A lighter, nimbler car than the 350Z would be awesome.

      I would love to cross-shop this with a Kabura in a few years if both get the greenlight. Until then, there's nothing (new) to buy in this category!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I also like the idea and the platform, but its it just me or does that thing look like the lovechild of a Nissan Versa and a Chrysler Crossfire?? New sheetmetal please
      • 8 Years Ago
      That cas is not very appealing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why do they insist of the T grill, it ruins the car!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Make it Front Engine and Rear Wheel Drive and under $24,000 loaded and I am in for the buy!! Of course it should be nicely balanced for drifting and grip racing. A turbo would be nice too but that might be asking for too much.

      COME ON NISSAN!!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wait a second, how does this fit with the forthcoming Altima coupe?
      josue munilla
      • 7 Years Ago
      the 1989-1992 240sx is a million tim4es better looking then that waste, this new concept is (horrible, ewww)
      this car should not be brought into production looking like this ( DO NOT DO THIS NISSAN )
      • 8 Years Ago
      A 2+2 would be great but if you are going to have another 2 seater (doesn't make alot of sense when you have a 350z) then make it a mid-engine car. A nice turbo four would be good.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nissan,

      since 'retro' is in, perhaps you can make a modern version of the '77-'78 200SX, compete with all the exterior geegaws, the only-could-be-loved-in-Japan styling, and white sidewall tires of the original.

      maybe a revived version of the delightful F-10 will be next; but don't forget the plastic hub caps that looked like flower blossoms.

      Mike
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