Nissan completely redesigned their Maxima back in 2008. After that, the car received a mid-cycle update in 2012. However, the changes made during this update were so understated that most consumers and journalists did not notice any major differences about it. There was hardly any distinction between the pre and post refresh models. Thankfully, all of it changed last week when Nissan showcased the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima at the New York Auto Show held in 2015. As a result, Nissan has now garnered the undivided attention of car critics around the world.
People are waiting to see if the changes introduced were merely aesthetic or there were some mechanical improvements as well. After the Murano SUV, the 2016 Nissan Maxima is the second model to feature the latest design language of this company. There are some major features which define the new design approach by Nissan. These include double-U shaped grills, boomerang style headlights, swooping chrome accents up front and out back along with intersecting body line creases.
Further features comprise of bulging quarter panels, blacked out c-pillars and flared fenders. On a more impressive note, the floating canopy-style green-house found in the 2016 Nissan Maxima and Murano were based on the cockpits of the FA-18 fighter jets which are flown by the U.S Blue Angels.
Once you get inside the latest 2016 Nissan Maxima, it will feel like you are sitting inside a four-door version of the GT-R supercar. Similar to GT-R concepts, the central console is angled 7 degrees towards the driver. It ensures that the vital switches and consoles are within easy reach of the driver. After taking a look at it, you’ll wish more cars were made in the same manner.
When it comes to the performance, keep in mind that the drivetrain and powertrain in the new 2016 Nissan Maxima are totally based on the previous generation Maxima model and includes some minor modifications for slight power boost and fuel efficiency. Like the previous generation model, the new Maxima runs on a 3.5L V6 engine and produces a decent 300 Horsepower.