Since the Gripz concept was supposed to carry the genes of the Z family, it could also preview a future Z model. In fact, even before Nissan unveiled it at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, various rumors suggested that the next Z will be a crossover instead of a coupe.

Now, after more than a year and with the 370Z on its last legs, Car Advice directly asked Nissan Europe chairman Paul Willcox if the next-gen model would be a crossover.