Nissan updates the Maxima with a sportier front end featuring a larger signature V-grille but not as large as Altima.
The Nissan Maxima soldiers on for 2019 now with 50 percent more V-grille. as per Nissan in an official press release they dropped earlier today (Nov. 28, 2018) Nissan has unveiled a refreshed Maxima for 2019 that should give the Maxima one or two more years of relevance before Nissan considers a new generation of Maxima in a crossover world.
Check out the fresh-faced Maxima below.
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This particular generation Nissan Maxima was first introduced in 2015 and to say it has aged well would be an understatement, the radical look for Nissan Four-Door Sports Car looks as fresh as ever and this facelift only bodes well for the Maxima.
The updated front look was thanks in no part to Nissan’s California office at Nissan Design America in La Jolla, Calif. The front grill is even more voluminous with a deeper V-Motion flow with a character line that runs from the front of the Maxima all the way to the rear fascia. The lower front lip is much tauter and angular, further differentiating Maxima from Altima.
Outback, Nissan doubled the number of exhaust tips from two to four. As the name suggests, they’re fake.
Inside, SR and Platinum Reserve Grades get a new set insert pattern and different color headliner and pills.
Exclusive to the Platinum Reserve trim level is a semi-aniline leather seating material which is also found in the Nissan GT-R, a bit of pub trivia you’ll eventually bring up to impress your friends. Have this press release on handy to prove you’re right.
Nissan’s Safety Shield 360, it’s exclusive suite of drivers assist technologies, is still optional and only available on SR Premium and above. Nissan says Safety Shield 360 will be standard on all Nissans by 2021, three years from now, but why not equip all Nissans with its safey tech now?
Nissan doesn’t really highlight the engine but underneath the hood is the same lovable V6 that’s powered the Maxima in various forms since 2002. It’s a good engine outputting an impressive 300 HP and 274 lb-ft.
And, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention SHIFT_, an initiative started by Nissan’s former CEO, Carlos Ghosn which, in 2006, kicked off the D-Platform, which underpins the Maxima.