Nissan’s performance arm, Nismo, is set for a rebirth. Nissan CEO, Carlon Ghosn, is set to make a major announcement regarding Nismo’s future at 10:30am Tokyo time on the 26th.

Back in late 2011, CarAdvice reported that Nismo was undergoing major changes to become to Nissan what AMG is to Mercedes-Benz. Now, more than a year later, it seems that may be about to become a reality.

After more than 30 years of tuning Nissan vehicles and selling countless number of Nismo stickers, it appears the brand is taking the next step with Nissan set to use the iconic tuning-house for a more consistent high-performance range of the company’s current line-up.

The announcement coincides with the opening of a new Nismo factory that will see a more serious focus on mass-producing Nismo-branded Nissans. The first such vehicle has been the Nissan Juke Nismo that has already gone on sale in Europe and Japan, with the Nissan 370Z Nismo set to be unveiled at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.

Nissan Australia has previously stated that Nismo vehicles may be something the Australian market may be interested in, particularly given the company’s entry into V8 supercars this year with the Nissan Altima.

  • Robj

    So there will be a NISMO Altima? Im ready to buy a VF SSV so they better hurry up….

    • Pro346

      Front wheel drive sedan with a little extra power…..and a nismo badge.

      • Golfmother

        Sounds like holden crummer come 2017 , aka chevy impala with a SS badge , look at moi .

  • Blitzkrieg

    We may see the rebirth of  SVD(Special Vehicles Division) from the 80s.

    • Tangelo

      Rebirth? Nismo has been very active since they started.
      Well, not in isolated continent from any civilization such as Australia !!! 

  • Dave W

    Pointless comparison with Mercedes/AMG. What they forgot to mention is that the regular Benz model that gets an AMG treatment are either RWD or AWD.

    Apart from the 370Z and GT-R, and maybe their AWD SUVs, what Nissan car deserves a Nismo treatment? Who cares if a FWD sedan gets a little bump in power and Nismo logos?

    Sure the Pulsar is coming back, but it has the styling only a fanboy would tolerate. The new Corolla looks better than that car.

    • $29896495

      Actually, in the US they have been playing with the infinity Coupe. There’s a just released version, which I must admit looks really good. Skirts spoilers wheels etc. I believe it’s supposed to go a little harder too. Still looks good, couldn’t hurt to do it here.

      • Dave W

        Ah yes, the Infiniti. Forgot all about it. Can’t say I’m a big fan either. The front end looks bulbous and anything but sporty.

        • F1orce

          The current G37 Coupe is nice car

        • $29896495

          I agree about the bulbous nose, but the mods seem to clean it up appreciably.

          • $29896495

            Check it out

          • Dave W

            It does look better… But not by much IMO. I’d still prefer the 370Z styling.

          • $29896495

            The whole problem with infinity is the design, it’s sort of lose and puffy. That’s more than fair “does look better” that’s about where I am too. 

  • Smoh

    The Aurion 2grfe eats up the maxi

  • RichieDuck

    hanging for the Nismo Juke.