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Continuation of Prince Skyline, with marque changed to Nissan after the merger. Initially a range of well designed, premium performance sedans and wagons, famed for spawning the GT-R in 1969, later spun off into its own model line. Various Skyline models were highly successful in racing, in Japan and overseas. Skylines had a characteristic look for many years, with rocket-ship taillights, and a distinctive line over the rear wheel. By the 1980s, Skylines were boxier and cumbersome, though the performance models continued; it took till the late 1980s, with the release of the R32 series, when the cars regained a more purposeful look. It had spun off the short-lived, low-spec Pintara line in Australia. Skylines continued to evolve till the R34 series of 1998–2001, when the new model, the V35, broke with the old look under a new design director at Nissan. Its V36 successor has continued the new style, while the GT-R is now a technological tour de force as a separate model.



Marque: Nissan | Predecessor: Prince Skyline

q.v. Nissan Pintara, Nissan GT-R





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