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Nissan Canada to Axe 370Z Convertible After 2020

Nissan has revealed that it will stop selling the 370Z Roadster in Canada after the 2020 model year.

Nissan's sole convertible model will survive a year longer here than in the US, where Nissan will discontinue the car after 2019.

News of the Z Roadster's demise comes less than two weeks after Nissan announced a 50th Anniversary Edition of the 370Z coupe to celebrate the original 240Z's arrival as a 1969 model.

For its last year on the market, the 370Z Roadster is carried over unchanged with a 3.7L V6 that makes 332 hp and comes with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission. A limited slip differential is standard, and stronger brakes come in the uplevel Sport Touring trim.

The Z convertible's demise spells the end of one of the market's most affordable performance-oriented convertibles, at $50,498 for the 2020 model. The 370Z's closest rivals, performance-wise, include the Porsche 718 Boxster and Mercedes-Benz SLC, both of which sell for more than $60,000 in their respective base forms.

Other roadsters of note include the more powerful Chevrolet Corvette, at more than $70,000, and the less-potent Mazda MX-5, which starts at about $33,000.

Buyers not picky about having a back seat can take home a Ford Mustang convertible for less than $36,000. Canada's least-expensive convertible models include the Volkswagen Beetle ($28,475) and Mini Cooper ($29,690).