Nissan re-enters the two-door sports car market in 2003 by resurrecting the iconic Z lettering. The Nissan 350Z is an all-new sports cars inspired by the Datsun-branded Z-car that first appeared in the late 1960s. The rear-wheel drive 2003 Nissan 350Z's design is compiled by striking, smooth arches and is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 powerplant. Nissan also enters the emerging crossover vehicle market with the introduction of the Murano. Sporty, sleek styling makes the 2003 Murano appear as a modern, stout handling vehicle for the family. The Nissan Murano will also feature the North American debut of a Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). A host of minor improvements has been made to the other Nissan products including the Altima featuring a five horsepower performance boost and a SE Titanium Edition package added to the Maxima.