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Yep the Silvia is comming back, and could come stateside. :)




Under Nissan's ‘Value Up' plan, we've seen repeatedly the North American influence on Nissan's designs, and this is true of the Azeal and of the ‘Sports Compact' concept at this year's New York Motor Show. But where the Azeal was FF (front wheel drive), the next Silvia is rumored to be 4WD. It may come as a surprise as to why Nissan would choose a 4WD platform to replace the RWD S-series Silvia's which are immensely popular amongst the younger car enthusiasts, who use these cars extensively for ‘drifting', which is experiencing a worldwide boom right now.
And to explain why its 4WD...

The Nissan 240SX was popular in the USA while it was on sale there (and has regained popularity due to the D1 Drifting events held in California) and the 240SX name could very well be revived to cash in on Nissan's increasing cult status there. But FR platforms are very costly to develop and build so in order to maintain driver satisfaction, a front wheel drive based 4WD platform is the best compromise to keep costs down and ensure the all important driver satisfaction… even though most buyers will want a rear wheel drive platform. I guess you could say that the new Silvia is ‘name only', and that it will have more in common with upcoming Honda Civic SR coupe concept than Silvia's of old.
RWD retrofit anyone??

Article: http://www.7tune.com/silvia_001.html

Looks like the Civic is going to have major competition. The S15 is just as fast as the SRT-4. And this is an new & improved version...
 

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kadenx said:
that Nissan hatch looked hot...now it looks like the chevy aveo or any other plain crap hatch
Well its supposed to be fit competition. Honda fit comming out in 2006.
 

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I couldn't agree with you guys more... I was really hoping that the Versa would at least be as similar the Nissan Sport Concept as the production Civic coupe was to the Si Concept... So very disappointed at Nissan... :( The concept looked amazing....
 
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