The 370Z coupe will live on.
Nissan has officially discontinued the 370Z Roadster for the 2020 model year. Motor Authority reported the convertible’s demise, and a company representative confirmed the news.
The Nissan 370Z hasn’t exactly been a hot seller. In 2018, the company sold just 3,468 cars. The company changed it very little since first introducing the 370Z Coupe in 2009 and the Roadster in 2010. There’s currently no replacement in the pipeline, so the decision to discontinue the convertible may hint at the end of the 370Z’s life cycle.
As it happens, the 370Z Coupe, including the NISMO and 50th Anniversary Editions, will continue for the 2020 model year. Nissan just announced the anniversary model in New York. However, we’re not sure exactly where the Coupe will end up beyond next year. It’s a sports car on an aging platform, and may face strong headwinds against the likes of cars like the Toyota Supra. Then again, it may at least hang on to its current sales figures, as an inexpensive, honest sports car — and a much cheaper alternative to its much more modern competition.
Pricing for the 2020 Nissan 370Z Coupe starts at $30,985 including destination. Fortunately, it’s one of the few cars left you can still get with a manual transmission, and that is the least expensive version. From there, prices go up through the Sport and NISMO trim levels, while you can also get a 7-speed automatic transmission.