Production of the Skyline R32 spanned from 1989 – 1994, in that time Nissan sold almost 300,000 units. The 1989 R32 will be legal in 2014 for importation into the United states.
The R32 Skyline debuted in May 1989. It was available as either a 2-door coupe or 4-door sedan. The R32 featured several versions of the RB-series straight-6 engines, which had improved heads (the twelve port inlet was gone) and used the ECCS (Electronically Concentrated Control System) injection system. Also available was an 1,800 cc 4-cylinder GXi model. Most models had HICAS four-wheel steering, with the rear wheels being hydraulically linked to the front steering. The 2.5-litre GTS-25 became one of the first Japanese production cars to feature a 5-speed automatic transmission. The GTS-t came in standard and Type M configurations, with the Type M having larger five-stud 16-inch wheels, four piston front callipers and twin piston rears plus other minor differences. ABS was optional (except for the GT-R and GTS-4), mechanical LSD was standard on the GTR and viscous LSD was standard on all turbo models and optional on all but the GXi. There was also a 4WD version of the GTS-t Type M, called the GTS-4.
- GXi Type-X – 1.8 L CA18i I4, 91 hp (67 kW)
- GTE Type-X – 2.0 L RB20E I6, 125 hp (93 kW, 152 N m)
- GTS Type-X, S, J – 2.0 L RB20DE I6 155 hp (115 kW, 154 N m)
- GTS-25 Type-X, S, XG – 2.5 L RB25DE I6, 180 hp (134 kW, 231 N m)
- GTS-t, Type-M – 2.0 L RB20DET turbo I6, 212 hp (158 kW, 265 N m)
- GTS-4 – 2.0 L RB20DET turbo I6, 212 hp (158 kW, 265 N m) 4WD
- Autech GTS-4 – 2.6 L RB26DE I6, 217 hp (162 kW, Autech Version – auto only) 4WD
- GT-R – 2.6 L RB26DETT twin-turbo I6, 276 hp (280ps) (206 kW, 368 N m) 4WD; also NISMO, N1, V-Spec, and V-Spec II variants.
- NISMO S-Tune