Nissan makes sporty cars generally, but its Skyline badge is only put on driver's cars

And in this flavour we have an intoxicating blend of a powerful 3.5-litre VQ engine, hybrid system and advanced rear-wheel drive chassis

Nissans generally feel more sharp, planted and direct than Toyotas or Suzukis.

Where each brand has its own ‘way’ of doing things, Nissan generally makes robust cars that err on  he side of control and stiffness over ride quality and softness.

They often feel inherently sporty as a result, and the brand has always maintained this with its Skyline moniker. The badge has generally been replaced on six-cylinder rear-wheel drive vehicles, and this one is no different.

This 2014 Nissan Skyline Hybrid features a 225kW/350Nm version of Nissan’s VQ35DE – as per the Nissan 350Z – that’s further boosted by a hybrid system. Its total combined power output of 268kW is greater than a non-hybrid version, and it offers better performance and far better fuel economy (offical claim 5.5L/100KM).

The on-board electric motor generates a maximum torque of 290Nm alone. All of that tech is wrapped in a sophisticated rear-wheel drive platform with a double wishbone front end and tidy independent multi-link rear.

It’s a clever car that shuns the idea of an SUV and offers better driving dynamics and hybrid fuel-saving tech instead


The car pictured – 2014 Nissan Skyline 350GT hybrid Type SP (HV37)

This Nissan Skyline Hybrid was built in February 2014 and is a Type SP trim level.

That means t’s powered by a 3.5-litre VQ35DE engine with hybrid assistance. It features a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with steering wheel paddle shifters and is rear-wheel drive.

As Type SP model, it features leather trim, front heated seats, keyless entry and start, lane keeping assistance, automatic LED headlights, electric front seats with two-position memory, cruise control, rear-view and side-view camera, sports suspension, 19-inch wheels, premium audio, and more.

This vehicle was purchased was USS Osaka at a Grade 4.0B vehicle in excellent condition.

Quick facts

  • 2014 Nissan Skyline 350gt Hybrid Type SP
  • 67,432km
  • 3.5-litre ‘VQ35DE’ V6 with hybrid system
  • Offical combined fuel consumption claim of 5.5L/100km
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch auto with steering wheel paddle shifters
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Leather trim
  • Heated and electric front seats with two-position memory
  • Cruise control, auto LED headlights, auto wipers
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Rear-view and side-view camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Japanese de-registration paperwork and auction paperwork available.
  • Vehicle was auction grade 4.0B
  • Price includes three months NSW registration
  • Price includes Australian compliance
  • Price includes a NSW roadworthy
Since its debut in 1957, Skyline has been well received by many customers. The new Skyline is the most premium and dynamic model among successive models. Offering unprecedented driving pleasure, its sensuous design, advanced technology and performance will be new benchmarks.
Nissan Japan, launch of all-new NIssan Skyline, November 11, 2013

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