2016 Nissan Maxima Specs and Release Date – The Nissan Maxima ’s replacement is finally on track for arrival next fall as a 2015 or early-2016 model, with a shift in focus toward performance to better differentiate Nissan’s flagship sedan from the popular (but bland) Altima sedan.
The Nissan Maxima is an executive car manufactured by Nissan, marketed as the “four-door sports car”. The origins of the Maxima began in July 1976 as the Datsun 810, an upscale six-cylinder version of the Nissan Bluebird, and was spun into its own line in 1981, having been made continuously since then. The “Maxima” name was applied gradually, beginning in 1981. Most pre-2003 Maximas were built in Oppama, Japan, until the current North American Maximas started being assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee.
The “Maxima” has also been applied to Nissan Cefiros and Nissan Laurels in various markets. (wikpedia)
2016 Nissan Maxima Specs and Release Date
Nissan’s sports car lineup has never been this strong, and continued support for the company’s two tiers of performance cars has really helped the brand’s image, despite being diluted from selling millions of basic Sentra’s and Versa econoboxes to pay the bills.
The Maxima was really at a crossroads before this current re-alignment to its 4DSC roots. The next generation was even mooted to go the full EV route, with the cab-forward styling of the 2011 Nissan Ellure concept thought to be previewing both the just-launched Altima and next Maxima.
Another option on the table would adapt the 370Z’s latest chassis for use in a rear-drive sedan, or even a stretched GT-R of our dreams. These two scenarios are far less likely than a continued front-drive layout, but low and dramatic proportions that evolve the boring Nissan look very nicely.
1. The upcoming Nissan Maxima sedan will look very similar to the Sport Sedan concept that Nissan debuted at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
2. Expect a 3.5-liter V6 engine to sit under the hood, making around 300 hp.
3. A continuously variable transmission will be paired with the engine, helping to make the Maxima responsive and fuel efficient.
4. The new Maxima will follow many of Nissans recent design trends, including the boomerang styled headlights, the “V-motion” front end and a roof that looks like its floating thanks to blacked out pillars.
5. If the Maxima follows in the same footsteps as the Sport Sedan concept, the interior will be a big upgrade, with a focus on premium materials with quilted patterned seats.
2016 Nissan Maxima Release Date
The car is ready to be sold in fall of 2015 with the price range from $31,000 to $36,000. However, for a certain model it could cost at $40,000 so actually it depends on the model for 2016 Nissan Maxima Nismo.