It seems the GTR community might be experiencing delays on two different fronts when it comes to something new in the GTR pipeline. Reports are coming from Australia's Motoring that the next generation R36 might not become a reality until at least 2020. The site spoke to a Nissan official in product planning who stated "To be honest the company is not even talking about it," "We are close to the life cycle in terms of cars now and in the future. In terms of direct conversation around GT-R, it's not on the horizon. "It's certainly not 2018, and I can't see it even in 2019. It's not on the product plan list for that period."

There are also reports the 2017 ( 2016 Global) R35 GTR has been delayed until mid next year in order to comply with new crash test rules in the United States. Usually production for the next model year GTR routinely starts in the month of November. Motoring is also reporting that this was halted and might not resume for 6 months pushing everything back. Over a year ago a test mule was spotted featuring a new front fascia but since then there has been no spy shots or any substantial info about this refreshed GTR.

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With the news that an all new car isnt in the immediate future expectations were high regarding possible changes to the current platform to extend its life cycle and keep its footing within the competitive market. Usually we see the new model arriving in late winter but the rumored delay is sure to push this back. when it does arrive, structural improvements to the roof for rigidity and crash requirements, new body panels and tweaks to the interior trim are said to be part of the updated car. News like this can be very fluid so stay tuned to GTRLIFE for all the latest. To follow both of these stories as they develop check out our GTRLIFE discussion threads R36 Speculation thread & 2017 GTR Delayed

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