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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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Nissan V36 Skyline coupe and sedan

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.

Safety Features

Airbags

Nissan V36 Skyline Airbags

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.

Reversing Camera

Nissan V36 Skyline Reversing Camera

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

Nissan V36 Skyline Side 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)

Nissan V36 Skyline 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)

Nissan V36 Skyline 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.

Standard Features

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.

Engine

Nissan V36 Skyline Engine

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

Nissan V36 Skyline 7 speed auto

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.

Smart Key

Nissan V36 Skyline Smart Key

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

Nissan V36 Skyline push to start

The Start / Stop button replaces the standard ignition slot which is no longer required thanks to the intelligent key.

Self-healing paint

Nissan V36 Skyline self healing paint

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

Nissan V36 Skyline 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.

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HDD Music box

Nissan V36 Skyline 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.

Options

Colour

Nissan V36 Skyline Coupe colour options
Nissan V36 Skyline interior trim colours

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)

Nissan V36 Skyline 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.

Sunroof

Nissan V36 Skyline sunroof

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

Nissan V36 Skyline 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

Nissan V36 Skyline 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

Nissan V36 Skyline 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

Nissan V36 Skyline 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.

Heated Mirrors

Nissan V36 Skyline Heated Mirrors

Another great option for those in cold areas.

Upgraded Smart Key

Nissan V36 Skyline Upgraded Smart Key

Allows you to remotely:

  • Lock and unlock Car

  • Turn Heating on / off

  • Start and stop the engine

  • Operate demister

Upgraded Smart Key Premium

Nissan V36 Skyline 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

Engine

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)

3.7L Power

245kW @ 7000rpm

3.7L Torque

363Nm @ 5200rpm

3.7L Performance

0-100km/h: 5.3 seconds

Top speed of over 260km/h (electronically limited to 180km/h)

Transmission

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

Wheels

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

Tyres

Type S and SP coupe Front: 225/45R19 / Rear: 245/40R19

Type P coupe Front: 225/50R18 / Rear: 245/45R18, 370 GT base model

Brakes

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

More Detail

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)

  • ABS brakes

  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

  • Braking Assist (BA)

  • Stability and traction control

  • Smart key

  • Leather interior

  • HDD / navigation system

  • Heated seats

  • Bluetooth phone connectivity

  • Reversing and side parking cameras

  • 6 airbags

  • Active headrests

  • 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

  • Sunroof

  • Front camera

  • 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

Although based on the VQ35DE engine from the Nissan V35 Skyline and 350Z, the V36 is powered by a significantly improved VQ37VHR engine which produces more power (now up to 245kW which is 40kW more than the V35) and more torque by means of increased displacement and VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift). Combined with a twin intake setup this also produces significantly improved throttle response with a large power band from low rpm right up to redline.

The chassis is stiffer than previous Skylines and handling has considerable improvements with the tiptronic auto featuring regular drive mode and sports mode, with driver selectable gear mode as well. The Type S and Type SP has steering wheel mounted paddle shift controls which blips the throttle to match rpm on downshifts.

Interior features have been improved with steering wheel audio and telephone controls, multi adjustable power seats and dual zone climate control. The car now produces lower emissions in accordance with world standards, is more fuel efficient, and is 95% recyclable.

370GT coupe

Base model but still a very well optioned car and a higher spec than the previous V35 Premium top spec model. Tiptronic auto only.

Nissan Skyline V36 370GT Type P coupe

Premium with full leather seats as standard and greater luxury features. Tiptronic auto only.

Nissan Skyline V36 370GT Type S coupe

Sports model with paddle shift on tiptronic model, larger brakes and wheels, 4 wheel steering and other sports features. Half leather seats. Tiptronic or 6 speed manual transmission.

Nissan Skyline V36 370GT Type SP coupe

The above Sports and Premium features combined. Tiptronic or 6 speed manual transmission.

Nissan Skyline V36 350GT Type P sedan

Premium with leather as standard and greater luxury features. Auto only. 17” wheels.

Nissan Skyline V36 350GT Type S sedan

Sports model with paddle shift tiptronic, larger brakes and wheels, 4 wheel steering and other sports features. Tiptronic auto only. Tyres: 225/50 R18 / front and 245/45 R18 rear.

Nissan Skyline V36 350GT Type SP sedan

The above Sports and Premium features combined. Tiptronic auto only. Tyres: 225/50 R18 / front and 245/45 R18 rear.

The Nissan Skyline V36 250GT sedan and 250GT FOUR sedan (2,500cc models in RWD and 4WD) are not eligible for import to Australia under the SEVS import regulations for Australia.

Model Timeline (incorporating information from Wikipedia)

Initial release

The Nissan Skyline V36 Sedan went on sale on November 11, 2006, with an update to the Skyline Coupe beginning in late 2007. Early models included the 250GT, 250GT FOUR, and 350GT, of which only the 350GT is eligible for import to Australia due to power to weight criteria.

It was first available only as a 4-door sedan in Japan and was also sold in the USA as the 2007 Infiniti G35.

On May 13, 2008, Nissan announced that a convertible variant of the Infiniti G37 (U.S. Spec Skyline coupe) would be produced for the 2009 model year.

Nissan Skyline V36 370GT Coupe (DBA-CKV36, 2007-)

Introduced in 2007 for the 2008 model year, it is a Japanese version of the Infiniti G37 coupe.

18-inch wheels are used on the 370GT base model and 370GT Type P, while Type S and Type SP cars have 19-inch wheels.

The Nissan Skyline V36 Coupe went on sale on October 2, 2007. Early models include 370GT, 370GT Type P, 370GT Type S and 370GT Type SP.

Nissan Skyline V36 250GT sedan (DBA-V36, DBA-NV36)

The 250GT sedan is a Japanese version of the Infiniti G25 sedan. This model is not eligible for import to Australia as it doesn’t meet the SEVS power to weight criteria. Four-wheel drive is standard on 250GT FOUR models (NV36, where N stands for 4WD). The 250GT Type S was introduced for 2008 model year. 17-inch wheels are standard for all model ranges, except for the 250GT Type S, which has 18-inch wheels.

Nissan Skyline V36 350GT sedan

The 350GT sedan is a Japanese version of the Infiniti G35 sedan. Four-wheel active steering is available in Type S and Type SP as option.

Nissan Skyline V36 50th Limited (2007–2008)

The 50th Limited Edition was an option for Skyline Sedan models 250GT Type P, 350GT Type P, 350GT Type SP, and 250GT FOUR Type P, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Nissan Skyline model. The interior is marked with anniversary red leather seats, and serial-numbered front glass.

The vehicle was unveiled at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show.

The 50th Limited models, along with 250GT Type S, went on sale from November 27, 2007 until March 31, 2008.

Nissan Skyline V36 370GT sedan (DBA-KV36)

Introduced in Dec 2008 for the 2009 model year, the 370GT sedan is a Japanese version of the Infiniti G37 sedan. It replaced the 350GT sedan. 18-inch wheels are standard for all model ranges, except for the 370GT Type P, which has 17-inch wheels.

2010 update

Skyline Sedan, Coupe (2010-)

Changes included:

7-speed automatic transmission option for 2-wheel drive Skyline Sedan with the 2.5-liter V6 engine

Skyline Sedan 250GT Type P, 250GT Type V, 250GT Four Type P, 250GT Four Type V, 250GT Four and 250GT A package models received appearance enhancements designed to create a sharper, more masculine look. In front are a new grille, bumper and headlamps. The fog lights are moved down to the bumper (previously, the fog lights were integrated into the headlights), offering a more aggressive feel. The rear bumper has also been redesigned and there is also a new 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design.

Skyline Sedan sport versions (370GT Type SP, 370GT Type SP, 250GT Type S) received a special wider, low-centered body design for a more dynamic, sporty appeal. Changes include a new unique grille, front bumper, headlights, rear bumper and use of black trim for the inner headlamp panels.

Skyline Sedan body colour choice is expanded to 6, including new Dark Metal Grey (metallic) and Vibrant Red (solid).

Centre console trim redesigned to express greater volume (AT models only), with the centre armrest reshaped for better integration with the console.

New soft materials utilized for the console sides and cupholder lid and there new patterns and shades for the genuine aluminium and genuine wood trim.

The Skyline Sedan added modified Beige and Black interior colour treatments.

Enhancements to the instrument panel included white illumination for the vehicle information display and instrument indicator, as well as standardised lettering for speedometer and tachometer.

The Intelligent Cruise Control system changed to work between 0 and about 100 km/h (not available with Sedan 250GT A package; a manufacturer option for Coupe 370GT Type P and 370GT).

Both Sedan and Coupe came with the HDD Carwings navigation system, with enhanced entertainment features including a built-in digital terrestrial broadcast tuner and USB connections for iPod and other music playback devices (offered on all models except the Sedan 250GT A package and Coupe 370GT A package).

An upgraded intelligent air-conditioning system was standard on all models, except the Sedan 250GT and 250GT A package and Coupe 370GT A package.

The revised Nissan Skyline V36 Sedan and Coupe went on sale on January 6, 2010.

Skyline Coupe, Crossover (2010–)

Coupe changes include:

Wheel design change

New body colour shining blue (pearl metallic) for total of seven colours

New body colours ceramic blue (metallic), dark metal grey (metallic), franboise red (2-coat pearl) for total of six colours

The revised Skyline Sedan went on sale on November 15, 2010.

Skyline 55th Limited Edition (2011–2013)

The sedan version of 55th Limited is a limited (555 units) edition of Skyline sedan, commemorating the 55th anniversary of the Nissan Skyline. Changes include anniversary red leather seats with front seat heater, 55th anniversary embroidering of the front seats, black interior colour, and garnet black (pearl) body colour.

Sedan version, covering the 250GT Type P, 250GT FOUR Type P, and 370GT Type SP, went on sale between December 19, 2011 and April 30, 2013 for ¥3,990,000, ¥4,221,000, and ¥4,515,000, respectively.

The Coupe version is a limited (55 units) edition of Skyline 370GT coupe, commemorating the 55th anniversary of Nissan Skyline. Changes are the same as the 55th Limited Edition Skyline Sedan.

The Coupe version, covering 370GT Type P and 370GT Type SP, went on sale between February 10, 2012 and April 30, 2013.

A customised version of Skyline Sedan (with high intensity LEDs and S-tune items, wide, low-center-of-gravity optional parts) was unveiled in 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon.

SEVS eligibility for import of the Nissan V36 Skyline to Australia ends on 3 Dec 2012, when Nissan gained full volume approval to sell the equivalent model Infiniti in Australia.