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Nissan V36 Skyline Model Guide and TV Menu Translation
We have put together the following basic model guide to assist you in understanding the safety and performance features as well as factory options available for the Japanese model Nissan V36 Skyline. We hope you find it useful.
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The 12th and latest generation in the series, the Nissan V36 Skyline coupe commenced production in October 2007 (Nissan V36 sedan production began in November 2006) with the model proving very popular in Japan due to significant improvements over the V35 with a nearly 20% increase in power, improved safety and handling, greater luxury and modern styling.
The Nissan V36 Skyline is available in both coupe and sedan. All coupes feature the 3,700cc VQ37VHR engine producing 245kW (333hp) with a 7,500rpm redline. Sedans from Dec 2008 onwards feature the 3,700cc power plant, earlier sedans came with the 3,500cc VQ35HR engine producing 232kW (315hp).
2006 to 2008 Skyline sedans are 5 speed auto only, 2007 to 2008 coupes come with a 5 speed auto or 6 speed manual transmission, with paddle shift available for both sedan and coupe on Type S and Type SP auto models.
From the 2009 model update onwards the Skyline transmission was changed to a 7 speed auto for both coupe and sedan, and the 6 speed manual gearbox remained optional for the coupe.
Side and rear cameras are standard on all models.
The Nissan V36 Skyline has driver and passenger front and side airbags as well as curtain airbags on both sides for all passengers. In a head-on collision only the front airbags will deploy and only the curtain and side airbags will deploy in a side-on collision.
A camera is located in the V36 Skyline coupe boot lid. When the car is put into reverse the rear view is displayed on the TV screen. A coloured depth guide shows proximity to objects. The parking assist feature displays predictive lines based on steering wheel position to guide you in parking.
Side View Camera
A camera is located underneath the left side door mirror. This shows a view of the ground to the left of the car during parking and can also be used when driving.
Active Front Lighting System (AFS)
When driving at night, AFS uses driving speed and steering wheel direction to adjust the headlights left or right in the direction of travel to provide better illumination of the road ahead.
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
VDC helps prevent under and over steer and skidding. This advanced system uses sensors to determine vehicle speed, acceleration and braking. It uses this information to automatically control the engine output and can either apply brake pressure or cut power completely to individual wheels.
Bluetooth is available on all Nissan V36 Skyline models for hands free smartphone connectivity and a USB port was added in the centre console to 2010 models which allows charging and connection of your smartphone / iPad / iPod for playing music etc.
The Nissan V36 Skyline 370GT Coupe is powered by a 3.7 Litre VVEL V6 engine producing 245Kw of power with a 7,500rpm redline. This is the same engine used in the Nissan 370Z. The VVEL engine modifies the angle and lift of the intake valves according to acceleration and speed.
7 Speed Automatic Transmission
All automatic 2009+ models come with 7 Speed automatic transmission as standard. Type S and Type SP models are tiptronic with two titanium paddle shift levers behind the steering wheel to allow manual gear changes. Earlier autos are 5 speed with the same tiptronic option.
This key fob comes with all V36’s and is a proximity based intelligent key system which allow you lock, unlock and start the vehicle while in your pocket. Both front doors have a small button next to the handle which is pushed to activate the central locking. The boot lid has a similar button built in. The remote fob controls the central locking and opens the boot. Should the fob battery go flat, an emergency key located inside can be used to open the door, the fob can then be placed into a lit slot in the dash to the right of the driver’s knee to start the car.
Push to Start
The Start / Stop button replaces the standard ignition slot which is no longer required thanks to the intelligent key.
Standard for all 2009+ models, the scratch shield paint heals minor scratches to the body of the car over time. This is due to a heat-activated elastic polymer resin. Note that the service life of the scratch shield paint is considered to be 3 – 5 years.
Touchscreen TV Menu
All V36’s have a touchscreen and associated button pad to operate the music system, control basic settings and access maintenance information. Fuel economy in real time can be displayed while driving. English translations of the buttons are shown below the main image, with those in green being usable in Australia. We can provide a translation PDF showing how to access all the main features that will be of use to you, including linking your phone to the in-car hands free Bluetooth system and saving your CD’s to the HDD. Once you have looked through the system options you will not find it difficult to use the few that you need without learning any Japanese.
HDD Music box
This can be set to auto-record CD’s when inserted, and playback of music is simple from the touchscreen menu. Track listings / Album and song names will automatically be catalogued as they are recorded. A compact flash slot can also be used to play music from, but the system won’t directly record from this media.
The Nissan V36 Skyline Coupe had a total of 7 colour options available over the course of its production run. Super Black and Pearl White are the two most popular colours by sales in Japan. Below are the seven colours the 370GT coupe has been released in. Blue Slate was available in 2012 only, with both blue options being discontinued in 2012. The sedan has been available in white, black, silver, grey, and red as shown below, and dark blue / grey (not shown). Like most Japanese vehicles, black followed by white are the most expensive colours to buy secondhand, while red, silver and grey are the cheapest.
4WAS (4 Wheel Active Steering)
4WAS improves stability and response at high speeds by controlling the steering angles of all four wheels, reducing work load for the driver.
This is a popular option in the secondhand market but as only 1 in 10 or so V36’s in Japan is fitted with this from factory it can sometimes increase the price by $1,000 to $2,000. It will also reduce your choice of available vehicles. So do consider whether this feature is critical to you.
Mirror LED Indicators
LED indicators were optional for the side mirrors and provide a greater visual indication when turning as well as looking rather attractive.
6 Speed Manual Transmission
For the avid drivers out there, this was only available in the Type S and Type SP coupes.
BOSE Sound System
While the base sound system is already very impressive, the optional BOSE system adds a pair of three way integrated speakers, and four woofers in the rear parcel shelf.
Heated Front Seats
These are standard for the front seats in Type P and SP models and make a real difference to comfort on those cold winter mornings.
Another great option for those in cold areas.
Upgraded Smart Key
Allows you to remotely:
Lock and unlock Car
Turn Heating on / off
Start and stop the engine
Upgraded Smart Key Premium
Has the same features as the upgraded smart key but with an LCD screen which also displays status information about the car such as locking, interior temperature and whether the engine is running. Note that these Smart keys are an unusual option to find and are rarely noted on auction sheets.
Sedan and Coupe Specifications
Nissan V36 Skyline Coupe:
3.7 litre V6 VQ37VHR
Nissan V36 Skyline Sedan:
3.5 litre V6 VQ35VHR until Dec 2008 (PV36)
3.7 litre V6 VQ37VHR from Dec 2008 for 2009 model update (KV36)
245kW @ 7000rpm
363Nm @ 5200rpm
0-100km/h: 5.3 seconds
Top speed of over 260km/h (electronically limited to 180km/h)
6-speed Manual or tiptronic paddle shift auto in Type S and SP coupes
5-speed tiptronic paddle shift auto in Type S and SP sedans
5-speed auto only in base model 370GT / Type P coupes and Type P sedans (to Dec 2008)
7-speed Auto for 2009 update model coupes and sedans, tiptronic paddle shift in Type S and SP models
10-spoke Front: 19×8.5” / Rear: 19×9.0” Type S and SP coupe
5-spoke Front: 18×8.0” / Rear: 18×9.0” base model and Type P coupe
Type S and SP coupe Front: 225/45R19 / Rear: 245/40R19
Type P coupe Front: 225/50R18 / Rear: 245/45R18, 370 GT base model
Front 4 Pot caliper, 355mm rotor / Rear 2 pot caliper, Type S and SP
4 Wheel Nissan disk brakes, 1-pot front & rear, 370GT base model, Type P coupe
There are many option variations for the Nissan V36 Skyline so the following is intended as a general guide only. Some of the lower spec models may have additional factory options such as the 19” wheels. Our agents will check any specific option that you require on auction day at your request, and pictures will be provided.
Steering wheel paddle shift controls with rev matched downshifts
18 or 19 inch wheels
4 Wheel Advanced Steering (4WAS)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Braking Assist (BA)
Stability and traction control
HDD / navigation system
Bluetooth phone connectivity
Reversing and side parking cameras
Emergency brake operated pre-crash seatbelt tensioners
Dual xenon headlights
Heated door mirrors
8 way power seats with driver memory
Dual zone climate control
LED tail lights
Radar adaptive cruise control
Front / rear parking sonar
AFS (Active Front lighting System)
VDC (stability control)
BOSE stereo system
Explosive bonnet actuators angle the bonnet to reduce pedestrian injury