Nissan's New Roadster

Another roadster’s coming this fall—a V6 convertible from Nissan. The company announced yesterday that the all-new 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster, on sale this September, will be offered in four models, starting at $36,970.

Also available: a pair of touring models, with a 6-CD Bose audio system, XM Satellite Radio (subscription required and sold separately), Bluetooth hands-free phone system, HomeLink Universal Transceiver, aluminum-trimmed pedals and power leather-appointed heated and cooled ventilated net seats. The upscale models will fetch nearly $41,000.

“The new 370Z Roadster offers more refinement, quality, performance and sheer driving pleasure than any Z convertible that has come before – while retaining its great value positioning in the sports car segment,” said Nissan executive Christian Meunier.

He said the new 370Z Roadster features more horsepower, an all-new exterior design, improved interior, a new auto-latching convertible top, and technology not previously available on the 350Z Roadster, including Bluetooth, XM and Nissan’s navigation system. The car’s large glass rear window includes an electric rear window defroster.

The convertible top’s operation takes approximately 20 seconds. Technology includes a standard 332-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine with Variable Valve Event and Lift Control (VVEL), choice of 7-speed automatic transmission or close-ratio 6-speed manual, 4-wheel independent suspension, 4-wheel vented disc brakes and lightweight body structure.

[Source: Nissan]

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