The 2015 model was the last one of the current generation of the Maxima. 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 better fit in its class.
The 2016 Nissan Maxima is going to be loosely based on the current Nissan 370Z especially on the grille and front segment of the vehicle, also, expect some serious performance out of it. It will be released somewhere at the end of 2015 at a base price of around $35.000 making it a bit more expensive than the current generation. It will feature a new engine, new transmission and also a new interior that will be of a much better quality.
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 or a more powerful 3.7 liter V6 unit. Smaller one should pump out around 300 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque or it will be, 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.
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 as we know that rear wheel drive better handles higher amount of power. 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.
2016 Nissan Maxima Interior
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 a ample moon-roof.
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.
Photos Of 2016 Nissan Maxima
No matter which engine comes in the new 2016 Nissan Maxima we are sure that it will offer quite great performances. When on top of that we add the fact that we are getting nice interior and aggressive design we are sure that many drivers will appreciate the offer from Nissan. Most of these details has not been confirmed but the info about the 2015 Nissan Maxima is also available.