2010 Nissan Skyline Crossover Arrives This Summer

Nissan announced today that its next version of the Skyline, the Crossover, will hit the streets this summer. The Japanese manufacturer did not go into the details or the technical specifications of the Skyline, but promises the new vehicle will make "its foray into the crossover segment with a unique and distinctive design, that arrives from a fusion of a coupe with an SUV."

The company did, however, give a glimpse of the engine the Skyline Crossover will use. The powerplant is the VQ37VHR engine with VVEL technology. For those of you who don't know, the VQ37VHR code stands for the engine currently used on the Skyline V36 370GT coupe, the new Nissan 370Z and, of course the Infiniti G37.

The engine is a 3.7l V6, capable of developing a minimum of 332 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 270 lb.-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm. Fitted with Nissan's Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL- variable valve timing technology), the unit allows for better fuel consumption and CO2 emissions rates.

As in the models we mentioned earlier, the VQ37VHR will be mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode, but unlike the Nissan 370Z or the Nismo 370Z, the Skyline Crossover will not use a 6-speed manual transmission.

Visually, if you've seen an Infiniti, you can say you've seen the Skyline crossover too, as the Skyline Crossover is in fact a Nissan badged version of the Infiniti EX.

As we said, the Skyline Crossover will be here sometimes in the summer. Pricing, trims or any other details are yet to be released.
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