Chicago Nissan Dealer Reflects Upon The Nissan Z’s Expansive History

As one of Nissan’s leading sports models, the Nissan Z has come a long way since it’s first model hit dealerships back in 1969. Since then, the Nissan Z has become an iconic automobile, beloved all over the world.

Chicago Nissan shoppers who are familiar with the Nissan 370Z are probably interested in seeing how this dynamic sports car has evolved since it was first released back in 1969. Since then, the Nissan Z has gone on to set the record for being the best selling sports car series of all time with over 2 million cars sold worldwide.

When the Nissan Z was first introduced to the world, it was released as the Nissan Fairlady Z in Japan in October, 1969 and sold at Nissan Exhibition dealerships that, prior to the arrival of the Z, sold the popular Nissan Bluebird model. The first generation of Nissan Z’s came in two versions, one to be sold in Japan as the Fairlady Z, and another to be sold as the Americanized badge Datsun 240Z.

The Nissan Z Did Well To Stay True To Form Over The Years

2013 370ZFor Chicago Nissan fans familiar with the styling of the 370Z, they’ll be thrilled to learn that those stylish contours and accents managed to get passed down through six different generations of Nissan Zs. From the Stingray-esque first generation S30 to the Miami Vice-like second and third generation S130 and Z31, style has always been an integral aspect of the Nissan Z lineage.

Another aspect of the Nissan Z that hasn’t changed much since the beginning is performance. When the Z was first conceptualized, it was designed specifically as a performance-based yet affordable sports car, and with the latest model, the 2013 370Z, Nissan fans can look forward to an impressive 332-hp and 270 lb-ft of torque.

If you’re a Chicago Nissan shopper looking to become part of the Nissan Z family, then head on down to Kelly Nissan and check out their selection of new 2013 Nissan 370Zs. One test drive and you won’t be able to resist taking one home. Kelly Nissan is conveniently located at 4300 W 95th street in Oak Lawn, and can be reached at 866-450-8110 or on the Web at