New Nissan Skyline Launches With ProPilot 2.0 Driver Assistance

Nissan has unveiled the updated Skyline sedan for the Japanese market and, with it, its latest ProPILOT 2.0 driver assistance technology.

The Japanese car manufacturer says ProPILOT 2.0 is the “world’s first driver assistance system to combine navigated highway driving with hands-off single-lane driving capabilities.” The system has been designed for on-ramp to off-ramp highway driving which works in conjunction with the vehicle’s navigation system.

Also Read: Nissan Skyline Gets ProPilot 2.0 Semi-Autonomous Driving System

To use these functions, all the driver has to do is set their destination in the navigation system and select a pre-defined route. When the car enters a highway, drivers will be prompted to activate the semi-autonomous driving system.

Nissan is so confident in the system that it says it allows for hands-off driving while the car is cruising in a given lane but drivers will need to manually change lanes. The system also monitors the driver’s attention and if the driver fails to respond to an alert, the system turns on the vehicle’s hazard lights and brings the car to a slow stop.

Alongside the inclusion of ProPILOT 2.0, the new Skyline benefits from some small styling modifications, including the company’s signature V-Motion grille. The rear also stands out from the pre-facelift Nissan thanks to the inclusion of circular graphics in the taillights designed to mimic the look of those Skyline models you may be more familiar with.

Customers can purchase a new Skyline in one of four grades: GT, GT Type P, GT Type SP, and 400R. The latter of these takes its name from the iconic R33 GT-R Nismo 400R and like other variants, is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6. It is the most powerful model in the range and pumps out 400 HP at 6400 rpm and 350 lb-ft (475 Nm) of torque, instead of The other three grades’ 300 HP.

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  • Six_Tymes

    no Carlos, no up votes from me. And, ill never buy nissan again. And I was just about to.

    • Jason Miller

      Sure you were.

  • baofe

    Nissan can’t be serious. This looks like a poor photoshop of a GTR face grafted onto a q50.

    • Leconte Dave

      Infiniti was always a Skyline rebadge

      • Jason Miller

        GT-R isn’t a Skyline though…

  • Leconte Dave

    Too late to the party… So they are recycling all those Q50 parts before the new version….

  • That front end looks ungainly and the interior is in dire need of an overhaul.

  • StrangerGP

    Probably not long until they kill off the Infiniti brand completely.

    • Bash

      You think they might kill off the infinity brand? Interesting opinion.

      • designer_dick

        Infiniti’s already been withdrawn from Europe due to very poor sales, and it isn’t exactly setting the sales charts aflame in China. The only place the brand seems to be doing well is in the United States, which is where I expect it’s going to be confined to for the foreseeable future.

        • Joe

          It may not be setting them “aflame” in China like BMW, Audi and Mercedes (I guess because of a lack of German prestige), but Infiniti still smashes Acura and beats Jaguar and has a leg-up on Lexus, who don’t even produce locally (yes they’re the biggest imported brand but they’re highly vulnerable to trade and tarriff issues). I highly doubt the brand will be cut from China.

    • Bo Hanan

      I see Hyundai Sonata of 8 years ago.

    • Jason Miller

      Not happening.

  • charlie bear

    Wow, these head lights remind me of Genesis. Looks cheap.

  • Matt

    That’s just all kinds of unappealing. There’s not a single element of that car that looks nice.

  • Liam Paul

    this sedan has 90s written all over it

  • Rasta_Farian

    woof woof…

  • Christian Wimmer

    It looks bland outside and outdated inside. That interior could have come straight out of the early 2000s.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Good god that front end is nasty

  • designer_dick

    That interior would drive my OCD wild. Not only is it dated, but the design is an absolute mess. Why is the upper screen matte-finish and recessed into the dash by what looks like close to an inch, while the lower screen is glossy and relatively flush with the surrounding panels?

  • WalthamDan

    Who the H is approving these Nissan designs? Did they actually look at that front design? They need to be fired.

    • Seats & a steering wheel

      I think it looks great, very GT-R like.

  • Paul

    It’s ugly.

    • Puddingpopper

      solid takeaway

  • Puddingpopper

    R34 just rolling over in its parking lot

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    isn’t it an infiniti Q50 in drag?

  • ctk4949

    Glad they brought back the circular taillights!! But WTF?!?!?! They better not bring that fugly front end to the new Q50. Plus they didnt change the freaking interior!! ITS THE SAME!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    • Joe

      Because it’s a light and very fast facelift of the existing Skyline that’s been around since 2013, which is the Infiniti Q50 with a different badge. The Skyline and Fuga are Nissans (aka Q50 and Q70) but have been wearing the Infiniti logo and nose in Japan as part of a premium Nissan range, that is being abandoned now that Ghosn is out. The styling changes remove the Infiniti grille that is massively incongruous with the rest of the Nissan Japan lineup and replaces with GT-R influences. It’s also only happening to launch the second updated version of ProPilot. Although the switch from the 2.0T engine to 3.0TT-V6 and the corresponding price hike is bizarre, makes little sense with how cars are taxed and such in Japan and will step on the Fuga’s toes even more. Without these tech/admin needs, I doubt this facelift would even have been done since an all new model should be around within 1-2 years.

  • Joe

    I think this is the quickest/easiest facelift they could’ve done. It was announced changes to the Skyline were coming with almost no warning a couple of months back, with basically no spy shots or anything, with the announcement at the time only mentioning ProPilot 2. The styling changes amount to a new GT-R-inspired front bumper/grille adorned by the Nissan badge (rather than that of Infiniti as before) and lightly adjusting lighting graphics, which is the bare minimum. Yes, it’s awkwardly integrated but it probably used minimal resources and it’ll be replaced within 2 years anyway. Nissan’s (or Ghosn’s) experiment with this generation of Skyline & Fuga, selling them with their international Infiniti badges and grilles and hiking the price to aim them at Lexus and profit more, has not gone well (poor sales, handing a dominant and unassailable lead to the Toyota Crown) and is being abandoned now that Ghosn isn’t there pushing it. Japanese buyers are reported widely as never having liked that Japan stopped being prioritised by the company – most of their JDM lineup is over 7 years old without change, some models over 10 (Cube, GT-R), and the Sylphy (Sentra) and Teana (Altima) haven’t received their current (or I guess now previous) generations’ facelifts, having remained unchanged since launch earlier in the decade. The only models that sell in any decent numbers there are the Note, Dayz, Serena and X-Trail. Added tech, a more powerful and larger engine with the price remaining similar, and more ‘familiar’ Nissan styling is the bare minimum Nissan can do to the Skyline to start healing their JDM problems.
    But yes, other than the engine, the front bumper, lights and ProPilot 2, it is the exact same car on the market there for 6 years already.

    • Bo Hanan

      Was all of this necessary? Daaaaamn. Try keeping it to 1 paragraph. No one will read all this.

      • Joe

        And yet, you replied and the implication is that you probably did read it.

        Filling in the gaping holes of information left by this article that explain all the complaints 75% of other commenters have thinking this will be applied to the Q50 or is somehow a rehash of the Q50 etc etc etc.

        So yeah, TL;DR – Nissan has made extremely poor product decisions in Japan for a decade, they put in minimal effort to try to convince the JDM they still care about them. The Q50 has always been a Skyline rebadge. Done. Happy?

    • Astonman

      Good info!

  • And nobody comments on the kink? 🙁

    Anyway, this looks like a GTA car, only made uglier to avoid legal trouble.

  • klowik

    that’s a lazy design!! putting the Nissan grille on an Infiniti ..

    • JRP

      That’s because Infiniti isn’t sold in Japan like Acura, though Lexus is.

  • smartalec

    This looks like one of those old dodgy body kits they used to sell to put on V35’s, should have just done the taillights, the front looked better before.

  • rodriguez256

    I like the overall design, the interior however isn’t appealing. I like the front end design, very GTRish and why not that’s your halo car. I really do not like the kink in the C pillar. It’s such a small thing but it’s such a put off for me. Which is a shame considering I like everything else they did with the exterior. My only real problem with the interior is the center stack, not a very good design in my opinion.

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