Other sedans don’t seem so safe.
The Nissan brand is in a weird place around the world as the automaker and its partners institute a new global business plan. The automaker’s executive vice president Asako Hoshino says the venerable Skyline is safe, though. However, don’t get too excited yet.
Hoshino is specifically referring to the current Skyline sedan, which Americans would know as the Infiniti Q50 sedan. She’s not talking about the GT-R.
A newspaper report in Japan recently claimed that Nissan was discontinuing the development of all sedans, including the Cima, Fuga, and Skyline models in the country. The Fuga is related to the former Infiniti Q70, and the Cima is similar to the Q70L.
“Last weekend, the Nikkei Shimbun reported that the development of the Skyline had been suspended and that the curtain had come down on the development of this symbol of Nissan. Nissan will never give up on the Skyline,” Hoshino said during the launch of the Nissan Note Aura e-POWER, according to Car Watch Impress.
It’s worth noting that she didn’t deny that the Fuga and Cima were going away.