2016 Nissan Maxima

Nissan Maxima has been the top big family car on the market for quite some time in the early 2000 and it gradually fell to down until it was released its new model which became a mid sized executive car. The 2016 Nissan Maxima is going to adopt a new philosophy in order to be able to compete with the current cars that are in its class. Thanks to this, it will feature new engines, new transmission and a new stunning design which should please pretty much anyone.

Nissan Maxima front

Price and release date

The concept showed a car inspired by the GTR which basically looked like a 4 door GTR, with long curvy lines and stunning design. Its price will remain mostly unchanged at roughly 34.000 dollars for a base model. Its release date however has been changed from the early 2015 to the late 2015 or early 2016, meaning that Nissan still has a couple of things to sort out.

2016 Maxima engine


Engine wise, many people think that the car will get an improved version of the 3.5 liter V6 with roughly 280 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine should then be mated to a CVT gearbox and front wheel drive which is just like the old Maxima. Another possibility would be the addition of a four wheel drive system and the 2.5 liter supercharged hybrid with nearly 260 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. However, some people think that it will actually receive a similar engine to that of the 370Z, so a 3.7 liter V6 with around 340 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque and an automatic gearbox that should send all of its power to the rear wheels. This would make most sense because the concept car is incredibly aggressive when comparing it to the normal Maxima, showing that Nissan wants to get in a completely different class with their new car.

Nissan Maxima 2016 interior

new Nissan Maxima interior

On the interior, the 2016 Nissan Maxima will look quite out of the ordinary. The dashboard will be similar to that of the old model but it will feature new detailing options like aluminum and carbon fiber, new seats which should be a lot more comfortable than those on the previous car as well as a massive sunroof that transforms the entire roof of the car in a transparent panel.

2016 Nissan Maxima exterior

new Nissan maxima side

Its exterior, just as we said before, will be striking to look at especially because it will be largely based on that of the GTR. The hood will be longer and it will use more aggressive lines while the headlights will use an angular design similar to that of the new GTR with small Xenon lights as well as LED daytime running lights included in them. The bumper will feature one big air intake as well as two smaller intakes that should cool the brakes. The grille now takes a different approach with a smaller area and different mesh design.


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