2016 Nissan Maxima Redesign & Changes

By | 07/06/2014

The 2016 Nissan Maxima had its premiere at the Detroit Auto Show. The new model had suffered certain changes which cannot be considered as small. To start with, the new Maxima will have a new appearance. The exterior design follows the Nissan Sport Sedan concept, so it will be quite muscular, robust and dominant. Of course, the model will feature certain parts and elements which will differentiate it from the concept and give it a stamp of its own. In addition, the new 2016 Maxima will also have its interior redesigned, though the exact scale and outcome of this change is unknown at the time. As for the powertrain, the 2016 Nissan Maxima will keep its base engine seen in the current model, but there is a possible new engine to be added to the options list. Also, the new sedan might even get a hybrid powertrain. The 2016 Maxima will also bring improved performance and EPA fuel economy since it will have its parts and design altered in accordance to it. The new model should be released during the mid 2015 or at the 2016 the latest, but the exact date hasn’t been set yet. Given the fact that there is quite some time between the premiere at the release, we can expect even some additional changes to the new model as the time goes along.

2016 Nissan Maxima side

Fantastic Appearance Thanks To Nissan Sport Sedan Concept

The 2016 Nissan Maxima will have a fantastic appearance. The new look will complement and nicely depict its attitude and character. The new model is designed following the cues set by the Nissan Sport Sedan concept, though the latter is not followed to the line. At the front, the new sedan will have a bulk hood and well-known Nissan grille set between a pair of edgy and sharp headlights. Looking at it from aside, the Maxima is fluent, yet robust, with high wheel arches and big alloy wheels. The rear end looks just as powerful with its low exhaust tip and boomerang-shaped taillights. The whole sedan looks very powerful and dominant. In addition, the sleek and bold body lines actually improve its aerodynamics, which is important when it comes to performance. Also, the new model will be lighter than the current one due to the vast use of aluminum, high-strength steel and other sturdy, yet light materials. This will have an excellent impact on the model’s fuel economy. As for the interior, there is no reliable information about it at the time, apart from the fact that the new model will have a new redesigned cabin with a reorganized dashboard. Judging the book by its cover, if the new Maxima really gets this amazing exterior look, we have no doubts that it will be just as beautiful in the inside as it is outside.

2016 Nissan Maxima exterior

2016 Nissan Maxima Engine Options, Performance & EPA Fuel Economy

The 2016 Nissan Maxima will keep the base engine that the current model uses as well. It is the 3.5-liter V6 engine that can generate 290 horsepower when under the predecessor’s hood. Since we expect it to be tuned up for the new model, and since the 2016 sedan weights less than its predecessor, the same unit should produce more power under the 2016 Maxima hood, which means much better performance. In addition, this engine will have better fuel economy, outshining the current model’s figures which are 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on highway. Moreover, there are rumors about the possible new engine added to the current list, as well as a new hybrid powertrain. These claims haven’t been confirmed yet, but it is possible that they are true. There are no predictions of what the new engine could be, but on the other hand, there are sources which have made assumptions about the hybrid parts. According to them, the new Maxima will use the base V6 engine paired with an electric motor, which will raise its fuel economy to 38 mpg/highway.

2016 Nissan Maxima rear

2016 Nissan Maxima Price And Release

The 2016 Nissan Maxima will, despite the all aforementioned changes, keep its price in a close range to the current one. This means that it will cost between $32,000 and $37,000. It should be released during next year or early in 2016, so we will have to wait a bit more for additional information.

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