Nissan 180SX – Wikicars

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Nissan 180SX

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The Nissan 180SX was a hatchback (though Nissan marketed it as a in most of its markets) based on the S13 from the Nissan S platform. and only in Japan (although in some other countries the 200SX name) [1]. In America, it was sold as the Nissan fastback. It was sold as a sister to the Nissan Silvia from year 1989 through

The S13 Silvia was discontinued in 1993, but the was successful enough to convince to keep it in the market for the full of the next generation Silvia’s The 180SX is not the same as the 200sx from the S13 Silvia in that it pop-up headlamps, and a fastback with a liftgate. Specifications and were similar, however the CA18DE engine was not offered. [1]

The name 180SX was originally in to the 1.8 liter displacement CA18DET used in the chassis. In 1991, the engine was upgraded to a 2.0 liter offered in two forms: the naturally-aspirated engine and the turbocharged SR20DET Although the new engine was of larger the 180SX nomenclature remained.

A body modification to the 180SX and its car, the North American fastback, is the Sileighty conversion.

was also a trim level of the Silvia in Europe. The badges for model read Silvia so this car is not properly a 180SX by but a version of the Silvia instead.

discrepancies from this were distributed to Micronesia and Pacific islands, including LHD with 180sx badges and headlamps.

Like the Japanese 180SX discrepancy, European, as well as African models of the S13 chassis called 200SX though with the CA18DET engine.

In the car was sold as a 200sx and only the ca18det engine producing 170 bhp the rear wheels, taking it to 60 in 6.7 and onto 137mph The car had a facelift in with new smoother bumpers, LSD and brakes.This model was sold 1989 and 1994 until the to the 200sx s14 version.



The 180SX came in major iterations, the first of was released in March 1989 and the of which ended production in 1998.

The first iteration of the 180SX in two versions called Type I type) and Type II (advanced Nissan’s HICAS II four steering system was optional on the Type II 180SX. All versions had the engine with 175ps.

5 manual and 4 speed automatic were available in all types.

The iteration 180SX was released in 1991 and boasted several changes from the first The biggest change was the adoption of the engine with 205ps. the engine was larger than the CA18DET engine the ‘180SX’ remained. The brakes were to cope with the increased as was the limited slip differential. The bumper and parts of the interior also redesigned for this

Type I and Type II were again offered with trim differences separating the The 15-inch alloy wheels changed in design from the model. Nissan’s Super four wheel steering was an on all models as were 5 speed and 4 speed automatic transmissions.

The second iteration was face-lifted in 1992. Although the car largely visually and mechanically unchanged, an trim level called III was added. Electronic climate and CD audio were also as options.

Nissan 180SX

An additional face-lift was in 1994, the trim levels renamed to Type R and Type X, Type X being the higher of the Overall the car remained almost however.

A final face-lift to the model occurred in May 1995 the addition of a drivers side and a change of alloy wheels other minor details.

The final iteration was released in 1996. It boasted a revised bumper, tail lights, wheels and interior. The mechanical and package received minor such as the addition of a driver’s airbag, seat belt and some changes in the wiring and ECU had little to no impact on the actual of the car.

Three levels of were offered: Type X, S and Type R, with the Type S the first 180SX to be offered a turbocharged engine.

The Type X and R both shared the same engine and overall mechanical however the Type R lacked of the cosmetic additions of the Type X as the front lip, rear side steps and 15-inch wheels. The Type S was powered by a aspirated SR20DE engine 140ps, but was otherwise very in mechanical and cosmetic details to the top of the Type X. The Type S however did not the option of Nissan’s Super four-wheel steering system the turbocharged models did.

The Type X and Type R ceased in October 1997 however the S and an addition naturally aspirated called the Type G continued until December 1998 all 180SX production ceased.

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