The 2015 model is the last one in the current generation of the Maxima. The next one, the 2016 Nissan Maxima is said to be a much better version that will not only have a completely different chassis but it will also look a bit more aggressive in order to fit the class it’s in better.
The 2016 Nissan Maxima is going to be closely based on the current Nissan 370Z, so expect some serious performance out of it. It will be released somewhere at the end of 2015 at a base price of around $34,000 making it a bit more expensive than the current generation. It will feature a new engine and transmission and also a new interior that will be of a much better quality. While we are still waiting for official information’s we can share what we know so far.
2016 Nissan Maxima Release Date
Let’s start with its engine. As we previously said, there is a high possibility that there will be just a single engine available at launch. This will either be a 3.5 liter V6 that is also found on the current generation. With slight bump it will make around 300 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque compared to 290 hp of the current one. Second option that could be offered, according to the latest leaks, a more powerful 3.7 liter V6 carried over from the 370Z that will provide up to 350 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. Both units offer great amount of power and will be more than enough for most drivers.
2016 Nissan Maxima Side
Transmission wise there will be a brand new gearbox that will be mated to the rear wheels, unlike all of the previous cars. This means that it will be much better to drive and also better suited to bigger engine. So far, Nissan said that it could be either a CVT similar to that of the current model or an automatic gearbox with 7 speeds that is also found on certain Infiniti cars.
On the interior, the new 2016 Nissan Maxima is going to feature either a 4 seat arrangement that is suited to a sports car rather than a sedan or the usual five seat arrangement. The latter is the more likely option. It will include leather interior as well as electric front seats as standard together with a climate control system and satellite navigation system. Options will consist out of a dual zone climate control, ventilated front and rear seats, an infotainment system and also an ample moon-roof.
2016 Nissan Maxima Back
Outside the car we will see big changes. While the previous car was looking just like a normal sedan, this new model is going to look more like a coupe or a shooting break, with a curved roof. The front of the car is very similar to that of the GT-R with round headlights and LED incorporated in them. The black front grille, together with the black accents inside the bumper, gives it a really aggressive look. The back of the car feature LED tail lights with a dual exhaust system that is nicely incorporated in the rear bumper.
Pictures Of 2016 Nissan Maxima
We know that this new 2016 Nissan Maxima will be heavily influenced by Nissan Sport Sedan Concept but also by sporty models in the lineup of this car maker including GT-R and 370Z. What we are still waiting to hear are the official information’s about release date, engine, price and few other important things. As soon as we get those we will provide them here so keep an eye on the topic.