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THE Z BADGE MAKES A COMEBACK WITH THE NEW NISSAN Z-PROTO
|Date: 25 Sep 2020
||Author Type: Press Release
|Author: Nissan South Africa
|Source: Nissan South Africa
Bold looks with an impressive heritage
ROSSLYN, South Africa(September 23, 2020) –Nissan South Africa revealed
the next vehicle of its Z-series lineage, the 400Z prototype, just has a
striking presence that is not easy to ignore.
newly designed Nissan Z-Proto continues to offer sports car lovers high-performance
excitement and a true sports car at heart. Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan's senior
vice president of global design, said that the look and feel was inspired by a
bold sense of homage tone, with a futuristic feeling that travels between the
decades; from the first iteration of the model to the highly desired futuristic
the Z-Proto is a global prototype sports car, we finally see that Nissan’s
ambition to pioneer and refine the S30 to represent past references of Z,” said
Kabelo Rabotho, marketing director at Nissan South Africa.
sports car segment of the South African passenger car market is small (it
represents around 1% of the total passenger car market) but significant, with
competing models playing an important role in not only catering to the growing
number of sports car enthusiasts but also representing and building the brand.
“Nissan has delivered a sports car that is the spirit of the organisation,”
at the Club23 Garage with Z and GT-R club members, Nissan’s Public Relations,
Veralda Schmidt gave attention to the Z-Proto being praised by true petrol
heads who reminisced on the characteristics of the Z-badge.
Garage is a ‘home’ for Z and GT-R owners where the bond between driver and car
is reignited through professional fine-tuning workmanship delivered by Janus Janse
van Rensburg and Jacques van Onsellen, as co-founders of the business.
love to share the spirit of Z, in particular, we look forward to seeing the Z-Proto
take the roads of South Africa for enjoyable and relaxing cruises on open roads,”
outgoing product manager for sportscars at Nissan, Van Rensburg said. The
Club23 Garage has its retro-fitted workstations and racing gear to attract even
the newest of drivers who appreciate high performance and technical advice.
the global reveal on September 16, Rabotho asserts that “the Z Proto represents
our commitment to the soul of Nissan, imparting a deep sense of loyalty to fans,
to our heritage.”
the Z-Proto, Nissan is reminded that passion for the future is born out of a
momentous past that customers emotionally connect with.
“It is too early to tell when the Z-Proto will be available in South Africa when the
information is shared, it will be communicated at the appropriate time,”