For more than ten years we’ve been hearing rumors about the comeback of the legendary Nissan model, but this time the rumors of the Nissan Silvia’s return seems to be for real. According to the latest reports, the famous Nissan model is coming back and it will be the new entry-level sports car from Nissan.
The legendary model was in production for decades from 1965 to late 2002. However, Nissan ended with the Silvia model 17 years ago. The last version of the famous sports coupe the Nissan Silvia s15 (also my favourite model, then the s13) was produced between 1999 and 2002. Since then, we have been eagerly waiting for some news or indeed for all these rumors about a possible revival to be confirmed. This time, it sounds more realistic that it might actually happen. Nissan has released a newer version of the famous Z car in recent years this can only lead us to speculate that there will be a newer version of it’s relative in the sports coupe category. It is still early to speculate about a more precise date, but as we are seven months into 2019 this leads me to believe that it may be next year 2020 before we hear about a possible revival or have some of those rumors confirmed.
Stories about the revival of this legend are becoming more and more intense these days. All car enthusiasts are excited to see the new version of the legendary model that was produced for decades. At the present moment, there is a lack of precise details. At the moment we know that the company is preparing a newer generation of the iconic Z Car, which will come with the completely new V6 engine.
On the other side, it looks like the new 2019 Nissan Silvia will be cheaper and with a smaller engine, I personally hope this does not happen. What’s wrong with an sr20! An entry-level sports car. There has also been opposite reports, which suggest that the legendary Silvia could be used for the very same new Z Car, for specific markets. Still, this kind of story doesn’t seem so likely, I’m pretty sure that the 2019 Nissan Silvia will come as an independent model and won’t be just for the JDM
One of the most interesting things I think we all cannot wait to see is the styling of this model Silvia. Will we get to see a new model with a completely new look? Considering that the s15 was produced between 1999 and 2002, there won’t be many things in common between the new and old model. The s16 model is expected to stick to the same design philosophy, which means a two-door sports coupe. Some reports say that motor industry insiders have said to expect to see a very sleek profile, as well as the application of Nissan’s new design language,a new V-Motion grille, but also some styling elements borrowed from GT-R and Z wise we can expect to see a completely different dash, seats etc compared to what we can find in the Nissan’s current lineup but as everything with this rumored new model Silvia it is still early to say something more precise as to what features it will have or indeed what it will look like.
Another very interesting aspect of the 2019 Nissan Silvia that people will be interested in hearing details about is the engine. We all know that the new version of the famous Z model is about to get a completely new V6 engine with more than 400 horsepower. The new Silvia should feature a four-cylinder engine, like it was with previous models.
Let’s hope that the new engine will be like previous models, it will be a new 2.0-liter unit, which should be tuned somewhere around 250 horses. There is a chance we will get to see some of what Nissan’s V6 units offer as an optional engine. In any case, this car won’t lack in power and overall performances.
The 2019 Nissan Silvia is still waiting for the official confirmation. One has to ask themselves will it come to the production line or like previous ”announcements” it’s only been speculation. Until then, we must rely on speculations. According to the most optimistic reports, the new model will come in the next year. Which will make it the 2020 Nissan Silvia s16 when it comes to the price, speculation has said it will cost somewhere in the region of €30,000 in its base variant. I better start saving!
What do you think about there been a new Silvia? What do you think about it been called an s16 rather than just Silvia? Let us know in the comment section below!