Nissan Skyline Prices in Kenya- Specs | Review | buying guide

Nissan Skyline is among the oldest vehicles that Nissan has been manufacturing. In this article, we are going to cover the recent models of this car in detail. This will include prices of Nissan Skyline for sale in Kenya, full specifications and a buying guide at the end.

Nissan Skyline

 

The car was introduced in 1957 and it is currently in its 13th generation. This generation has been in the market since 2014. The car comes in various names and one of the most popular is the Nissan Skyline GT-R, however, in this article, we are going to look at Nissan Skyline Infiniti which is a top luxury car from the manufacturer. It competes with cars like Toyota Camry and Mercedes C Class, a Toyota Mark X is also another good alternative.

Prices of Nissan Skyline for sale in Kenya

Here is a list of prices of the Nissan Skyline models in the market, this includes major towns like Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Eldoret, Thika, etc.

Model Year

Price range

2015

Ksh 2.1M

2016

Ksh 2.4M

2017

Ksh 2.55M

2018

Ksh 2.61M

2019

Ksh 2.7M

2020

Ksh 2.85M

2021

Ksh 3.1M

2022

Ksh 3.7M

The above prices are just an average of the market prices. They might change depending on the condition of the vehicle and the seller. However, with Ksh 1.8M and above, you will find a Nissan Skyline car in good condition in Kenya.

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Nissan Skyline Specifications

As we mentioned before, the car is one of the luxurious ones from Nissan. This means it comes with various top features, we will look at them below.

1. Nissan Skyline exterior

The exterior is aggressive and spells out class. It has a curvy body and high standard specs as we will see.

Nissan Skyline bumper

Below are the noticeable features from the outside:

  • The car is a 4 doors saloon(two front and two rare)
  • The ground clearance starts from 4.7 inches depending on the model, this is below the required standard of 6.5 inches on Kenyan roads
  • Alloy wheels are a standard in Skyline models
  • Also, all models have foglights
  • A double exhaust is also a noticeable spec from the back
  • Finally, you will have different colors to pick from, the most common being black, white and silver

2. Nissan Skyline interiors

The interior of the Skyline Infiniti comes with technological features and a comfortable design.

Nissan Skyline interior

Here is a list of interior features:

  • The car is a five-seater(2 front and 3 at the second row)
  • The legroom for the first row is okay, this is a similar case for the two back seats except for the center one which is tight and uncomfortable for long travel
  • The headroom is also great
  • On the dashboard, you will find the infotainment system that comes with modern tech features
  • The Skyline has a very good boot space that can carry sizeable luggage
  • In the cabin, you will find more storage space, this includes cupholders, center box, glove box and door pockets
  • In most recent models, you get leather seats

3. Nissan Skyline Engine specs

All Skyline cars come with powerful engines, however, the Nissan Skyline Infiniti comes with an engine similar to that of Mercedes Benz.

engine

See the engine specs below:

  • The engine capacity ranges between 1809cc to 3696cc, the most common on the new models is the 1991cc, in some few others, you will find a 2495cc
  • The Skyline also has turbocharged engine options
  • The fuel consumption ranges between 9km/l to 13km/l, the 1991cc covers about 13km/l
  • You can choose between an All Wheel Drive(AWD) and Two Wheel Drive{FR/2WD)
  • The power ranges between 91ps to 330ps depending on other engine specs
  • The car mainly comes with a 7-speed automatic gear type
  • Finally, the tank capacity is 80 liters

Other features of the Nissan Skyline include Anti-brake System(ABS), traction control, 360 view camera, Braking assist and keyless entry.

Also see, Nissan X-trail full review

Nissan Skyline Buying guide in Kenya

The first thing one needs to do is decide how much they are willing to spend for the purchase, you should also remember that additional costs will come and are not included in the buying price. This includes the insurance cover cost. After deciding your budget, follow these steps to conveniently get your vehicle.

  • Make a list of features you want for your Skyline
  • Decide whether to source the car locally or to import it
  • Also, choose between a new and secondhand car
  • Check which models have these features and their price ranges
  • See if these prices are within your budget, if not, adjust to models close to your specs and within the budget
  • Proceed to look for a seller or dealer
  • Be careful, cons do exist, do not accept online-only deals

Sourcing a car locally is simple and does not require a lot of processes, however, the condition of local secondhand cars might be deteriorated compared to a Secondhand imported from Japan. Importing will take a lot of time and you have to go through many procedures, this might need you to do it through a dealer to ease the process.

silver skyline

For a fuel-efficient car, go for the 1991cc with FR drive type. This is because the 2.0-liter engine covers more distance per liter than the 3.5-Liter engine which is more powerful on the other hand. The FR/2WD also consumes less than the AWD although it is not suited for rough roads. Fuel consumption also depends on ones driving skills.

Purchase stage

Here are some things you can look for when doing the purchase:
  • Check on the general condition of the vehicle(interior, exterior and engine)
  • If it is secondhand, involve the mechanic to perform checks on its conditions
  • Also, for secondhand, check with NTSA to know the current owner of the vehicle
  • Verify the documentation, the chassis number and engine number should be what is in the logbook
  • Makes sure that the car ignition system is working seamlessly
  • The engine should not be noisy
  • Check for gear shift problems
  • The car should accelerate first and not Sluggishly
  • There should not be body vibration and shaking.

Nissan Skyline maintenance in Kenya

The maintenance cost for the car is average. Some problems reported by Nissan Skyline users include transmission failures/gear problems, engine failure, electrical problems, suspension problems and turbo issues. However, with good care, the car can serve you for long. Here are some maintenance tips:

  • Read the Owner’s Manual for instructions on how to handle the vehicle
  • Take the car for service after every 5,000Kms
  •  You can increase the ground clearance especially due to bumps
  • Drive carefully to avoid accidents
  • Fuel filters should not be worn out, also, avoid dirty fuel
  • Use recommended transmission fluid
  • Always check for the oil and coolant level and top up if low

Above is a look at Nissan Skyline in Kenya, we hope you found the article helpful.

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