• No.322

Leopard 4-door Hardtop 200X ZGX (1985 : PF30)

Sedan/Specialty Car


Overall length / width / height
Tread (front/rear)
Curb weight
Engine (LPG)
L20E (6-cyl. in-line, OHC), 1,998cc
Engine Max. power
92kW (125PS)/6,000rpm
Engine Max. torque
167Nm (17.0kgm)/4,400rpm
3-speed AT, floor shift
Suspension (front, rear)
Strut, semi trailing-arm
Brakes (front, rear)
Ventilated disc, disc
185/70R14 (front & rear)


Leopard 4-door Hardtop 200X ZGX(1985: PF30)

The first-generation Leopard (F30), with its innovative styling and advanced technologies, was presented as a "new genre, new age car", providing high performance and high quality. It was launched on September 30, 1980 with its sibling, the Leopard TR-X (F30Y).
The F30's styling was instantly recognizable: it combined smooth curves and sharp lines to create a dynamic, streamlined form. It also featured a slanted nose with headlights set at 26.5 degrees (the highest angle for a domestic model) and sharply slanted windshield, giving it excellent aerodynamic performance (Cd: 0.37). The interior was distinguished by its elegant soft-trim finish, used throughout the cabin. The F30 was equipped with the world's first electronic multi-meter, a drive computer, an audio system with auto-volume control (the first of its type in a Japanese car), tilting/telescopic steering column, and automatic air conditioner (standard equipment for the top-of-the-line model). Nissan also adopted several advanced technologies to ensure a comfortable ride - zero-scrub suspension, ventilated disc brakes (all models), and Japan's first auto-levelizer (standard equipment on the top-grade SF-L).
To start with, there was a choice of 2 series, the 4-door hardtop and 2-door hardtop, plus 3 engines: the L28E, L20E, and Z18S. On July 28 of the following year, the L20E turbo engine was added to the lineup. Also, on the September 20, 1982, following a minor change, the front grille was changed to a transparent plastic type. Launched at that time, the 200XZGX was the top of the non-turbo line, equipped with the world's first fiber-optic steering wheel switches (ASCD and audio switches mounted in the center pad), and high-quality plain-weave cloth upholstery as standard.