2016 Nissan Maxima First Photos Released ahead of New York Debut

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The surprise appearance of the all-new 2016 Maxima sedan during Nissan's super bowl commercial didn't go unnoticed, as pretty much every blog spotted the full-size model. However, the automaker didn't want to leave anybody in the dark and just released a couple of photos, with a bit of corporate price, we might add.
Once again, we get to see just how much it looks like the Sport Sedan Concept they showed last year at NAIAS, well… at least as much as a production car can come to a concept. The 3D effect of the front bumper is made abundantly clear – protruding front spoiler, a deep grille and the V-wing grille done in chrome make us forget all about the boring old Maxima.

The design is like an imperfect mix of Mazda6 lines with a hint of Jaguar XJ at the back and some Altima body parts. Nissan first introduced this "floating" roof on the 2015 Murano and it seems it works even better in sedan form, but there are some questions about those shoulder lines. Let's just hope it looks better in person, like the much-criticized Corolla, otherwise Nissan has invested a lot of money into a slow seller.

No tech details are going to be available until April's New York Auto Show, where the Chevy Impala rival will debut. However, the best bet is that a 3.5-liter V6 still resides under the bonnet, possible even a hybrid option to rival the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Nissan America bosses have made it clear there's an abundance of 2014 Maxima sedans on dealers lots that first need to be sold. Our latest intel suggest the 2016 model year won't go into production until at least the third quarter of 2015, so it's going to be quite the wait.
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