Nissan has taken the wraps off the 2016 Maxima at the New York Auto show. The Maxima was originally previewed by the Nissan Sports Sedan concept last year.
The new Maxima features a bold design with a V-motion front facia, LED-infused headlamps, a large hexagonal grille and inset fog-lamps. It also gets stylish body work, blackened pillars and a ‘floating’ roof. The car also has a dual exhaust system and 18-inch alloy wheels with painted inserts. At the rear, the car gets wrap-around LED tail-lamps joined by a large strip of chrome and dual exhausts.
On the interior front, the 2016 Maxima sports a flat-bottomed steering wheel, Alcantara accents, a centre stack that is angled seven degrees toward the driver and a new 7.0-inch Advanced Drive Assist Display in the instrument cluster. Other options available include ambient lighting, heated /cooled front seats, a Bose audio system and premium Ascot leather seats with diamond-quilted inserts.
The new 2016 Maxima also gets an extensive range of safety, security and driving aids, including Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) and Blind Spot Warning (BSW). It also features an available Driver Attention Alert (DAA) system, which monitors steering input patterns to establish a baseline and helps alert the driver when drowsy or inattentive driving is detected.
Powering the Maxima is a 3.5-liter V6 putting out 300 bhp of max power and 353 Nm of torque. The V6 is coupled to a new Xtronic transmission that Nissan claims boosts the cars mileage.
The 2016 Maxima is expected to go on sale internationally later this year and the U.S. pricing starts at $32,410,