A company spokesperson for the company's North American division has confirmed there will be no drop-top Z for the 2020 model year. Australian sales will continue for now, though.

Nissan North America has confirmed it will discontinue the 370Z Roadster from the 2020 model year, according to a new report out of the US.

Speaking with Motor Authority, Kyle Torrens, spokesperson for the manufacturer's American division, said Nissan "will not offer the Roadster variant for the current-generation Z beginning with model year 2020".

This marks the end of a 10-year run for the drop-top Z in the States, first joining the range in 2009 for the 2010 model-year.

It raises further questions about the sports car's future in general, given numerous contradicting reports from around the world, and the fact Nissan is still yet to confirm a next-generation model.

The company revealed the 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition based on the coupe just weeks ago at the New York motor show, which was much of the same – a sticker pack on an ageing model.

Australia

Speaking with CarAdvice, Tony Mee, Nissan Australia's corporate communications manager, said: "There are no changes to the 370Z range in Australia, buyers can still purchase both the Nissan 370Z Coupe and Roadster".

Currently, the 370Z Roadster starts at $60,990 plus on-road costs for the six-speed manual variant, climbing to $63,490 when optioned with the seven-speed automatic.