Nissan is allegedly reintroducing the iconic Silvia sports car to rival the Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ triplets, says an unofficial source (read: unreliable source). According to Motoring.com, the new Nissan Silvia will be based on the Nissan IDx concept and is slated for a late 2017 release.
Rumors of an all-new Nissan Silvia go as far back as Japanese car magazine renderings back in 2008. The latest report claims a new Nissan FR coupe that will ride on the Nissan IDx concept’s RWD platform and will feature styling similar to the Nissan Sports Sedan Concept. The new Silvia is said feature engine options including a supercharged 1.2 liter and a turbocharged 1.6 liter power unit.
The 2017 Nissan Silvia is expected to be smaller than the next-generation Z and will place emphasis on driving pleasure and light weight over outright power. Speculators claim the power output of the turbocharged 1.6 liter engine should closely match the 200hp Toyota GT86.
Finally, World Car Fans suggested that new information regarding the next-generation Nissan Silvia is expected following the debut of a revised Nissan IDx concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show in Oct. 29. We definitely wouldn’t hold our breath.
It’s not that we don’t want to believe in an all-new Nissan Silvia, but a little digging revealed that the source of the 2017 Nissan Silvia report was from an article written by Peter Lyons, the same man responsible for starting the outrageous turbocharged Scion FR-S 4-door sedan rumors back in 2010.
In the meantime, stay tuned as we learn more about the Nissan IDx concept in the months ahead.
By Danny Choy