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Next-generation Nissan GT-R in jeopardy - report

 Next-generation Nissan GT-R in jeopardy - report
2012 Nissan GT-R 07.11.2011

Slow sales to blame?

When Nissan introduced the GT-R at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, it took the automotive world by storm. Undeniably powerful, the model had performance that rivaled cars costing three times as much.

Sadly, it appears the next-generation model is in jeopardy. Inside Line says development work hasn't started on a successor and CEO Carlos Ghosn might not approve it anyways.

It remains unclear why the company wouldn't follow up on such an important halo vehicle, but the website speculates declining sales and a focus on electric vehicles could be to blame.

Source: Inside Line

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Comments (18)

 duppy mowt duppy mowt
Price is not bad, keep it at 90k. But i don't think they will discontinue completely. That talk is just specualtion to stir publicity. However, i do think a new gen shouldn't be released any less than 7 years at a time...imho.
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July 31, 2012 10:33 am
 iLikeCars iLikeCars
Can someone give Mr. Ghosen's Email please? I need him to understand why the GT-R must never End. ( Being Optimistic ) Seriously, they should understand why this GT-R failed, compared to those before it. Those from '89 up to '02 were beasts, they were considered the ultimate tuner. Now when they entered the international market, they're going away from why it was " Considered " the best, and getting it's reputation down. Don't get me wrong, as I too love this car, but not like the R34 which was ahead of its time. They should reinvent the R34, and just skip this model. It's not a 370z, it's, and I quote, " THE GT-R ". Always a Legend, nothing else.
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July 29, 2012 4:41 pm
 MTC MTC
Well, making a new GTR would be incredibly difficult since the current one is so brilliant to start with... It's hard to top it. How about making an Infiniti halo car instead?
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July 29, 2012 10:48 am
 techie69 techie69
Save Godzilla!
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July 29, 2012 6:11 am
 M Power M Power
Wait! They are canceling a perfectly balanced successful Sport Coupe. And still they are promoting this stupid Juke-R thing. That is stupid!!!
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July 28, 2012 8:27 am
 Tempelona Tempelona
Damn. This is a bad thing.
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July 28, 2012 2:57 am
 dmanero dmanero
Then why not go with a hybrid. Ferrari, porsche have gone that directiona and who knows might even make the GTR that bet better. Would be a shame to see the GTR line go in to hiding again for a hald decade again.
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July 27, 2012 1:54 pm
 eddie eddie
I agree, this car will be a Legend just like the Datsun 240Z stunned the world. I wish I had the cash to buy one.
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July 27, 2012 1:39 pm
 Aesthetics Aesthetics
this car is going to turn into a legend
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July 27, 2012 1:01 pm
 autoficianado autoficianado
I think Nissan should use the GTR platform in their Infiniti brand for a halo GT coupe/convertible and that platform could also be used by the 2 new upscale brands Initiale Paris & Alpine. That should be enough volume to make the plaform affordable for Nissan and I would love to see an new Alpine with GTR bones.
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July 27, 2012 12:53 pm
 ValentinNadolu ValentinNadolu
They kicked themselves in the bullocks when they decided to sell the GTR so cheap. This aggressive pricing means that potential buyers of the next gen GTR will expect it to be just as cheap even though it's clear by Nissan's ever increasing prices for the current gen GTR that it's price is too low. I don't think Nissan made enough money with the GTR to make a new generation profitable at the current price point.
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July 27, 2012 11:29 am