2009 Nissan Maxima

Years ago, the Nissan Maxima was true to it’s slogan – a Four door sports car. It had a soul in a world of soulless family sedans. It had power and handling that it’s peers could only dream of.

Nowadays, the Altima has really taken over as the sporty sedan in the bunch. The Maxima doesn’t really shine when compared to the Camry or Accord. It isn’t appreciably better, and it doesn’t look particularly sporty.

The folks over at Nissan know that the Maxima has gone off track, and they’re not sitting still about it. For the next generation Maxima, due in 2009, Nissan is going all out. A Nissan insider said the 2009 Maxima will be “unlike anything we’ve ever done”. If I was a guessing man, I’d say we’re going to see some very aggressive styling, as in a four door coupe, ala Mercedes-Benz CLS. The familiar and fantastic 3.5 liter VQ V6 will stay around, and it will still send it’s power to the front wheels. If the Maxima went RWD, it will simply cannibalize sales from the Infiniti G35. Maybe we’ll even see the return of the 6 speed manual ( we better!! )


Published on May 2, 2007 in Future Vehicles,Nissan

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