2019 Nissan Maxima: Sharper Design

In the current context, we’re wondering what the future holds for a car such as the Maxima. Not that it isn’t interesting, but simply because it’s part of a vehicle segment that’s in a downward spiral. It’s far from being the brand’s flagship, sitting in a class of its own because its positioning makes it flirt with cars sold by luxury brands. The Maxima benefits from a rich heritage, so it’s not surprising that the automaker is trying to keep the sedan alive.

Nevertheless, Nissan has decided to give the 2019 Nissan Maxima a mild refresh, and it made its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The changes are minor, as the current-generation car is only about three years old. We quickly notice subtle changes such as the reworked headlight clusters and grille, in addition to redesigns of the car’s rear end and cockpit. The company also announced the addition of its Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite that includes six safety features such as autonomous emergency braking and lane keep assist.

No changes have been made under the hood. The 300-horsepower, 3.5-litre V6 is back, which feeds the front wheels through a continuously variable automatic transmission.

Four trim levels will be available, including S, SL, sporty SR and Platinum. The only option is a set of 19-inch alloy wheels reserved for the Platinum grade. The 2019 Nissan Maxima will be on sale in December 2018, and pricing will be announced at a later date.

Share on Facebook

More on the subject

First DrivesFirst Drive: 2016 Nissan Maxima
Full disclosure: I've never been sold on the "four-door sports car" title the marketing folks at Nissan have bestowed upon the Maxima. It's nothing against the Maxima, but when I think of a four-door sports car my mind's eye tends to focus on the likes of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 …
First Drives2019 Nissan Altima: Finally Standing Out
After years of declining Altima sales in Canada, Nissan has finally taken the bull by the horns. 2019 sees not only the arrival of the sixth generation of this midsize sedan, but also the addition of all-wheel drive. Finally some Competition for the Subaru Legacy! In the midsize sedan segment, …
Los AngelesNissan Unveils the 2019 Murano
Nissan chose the Los Angeles Auto Show to unveil the 2019 Murano, which benefits from a mild styling revision. Introduced in its first generation back in 2003, the Murano boasts a reworked front fascia for the 2019 model year, which includes a more pronounced V-Motion grille as well as new …
Comments