Nissan is gearing up to launch the much-anticipated 2015 Maxima by the second half of the current year. The upcoming Nissan Maxima is inspired by the performance leg of the company, which forces us to believe that the vehicle will be intriguing in its own rights! Even though the earlier variant of the Maxima was not entirely performance-friendly, we have reasons to believe that the upcoming variant will be a dedicated sports sedan.
Nissan is confident of garnering public support with the upcoming Maxima, which is slated to provide one of the most-engaging driving experiences in the market today. The vehicle draws power from a 3.5-liter V6 engine block that is capable of displacing 290 BHP along with 261 ft-lb of torque. The vehicle is capable of accelerating from 0 – 60 MPH within six seconds, which is a decent claim for a sports sedan.
The vehicle is based on a front-wheel drivetrain, maintaining a firm grip over the suspension. The CVT suspension has a positive role to play in this regard! Nissan claims that the 2015 Maxima will be easy to drive and will provide a comfortable drive experience to the passengers. Despite all that power under the hood, the 2015 Maxima is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the class. It returns close to 19 MPG within the city and 26 MPG on the freeway.
The 2015 Nissan Maxima is available in two trim variants – S and SV – but the primary difference lies in their interior accessory settings and a few styling differences. Initial speculations suggested that the base model features a four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine block, but that cannot be corroborated at the moment.
Nissan plans to challenge the Buick LaCrosse, Lexus ES 350 and the Ford Taurus with the Maxima, which is a better looker than the other contenders in the class. Nissan has made a few remarkable cosmetic changes to the interior and exterior of the Maxima such as muscular haunches, lending a wide stance to the vehicle and the fish-hook tail lamps.