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NISSAN Maxima Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 7
First production year: 1990
Engines: Gasoline
 

2018 - Present

The eighth generation of Nissan's flagship in the U.S. market went through a mild facelift in 2018. It was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Nissan Maxima turned from a large sedan to a sport sedan. The car was unveiled in 2015 and it was improved to look like a sport sedan, despite being a front-wheel-drive vehicle. The mass distribution and the power to weight ratio were good....

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  NISSAN Maxima 3.5L V6 (300 HP)

2016 - 2018

The Nissan Maxima reached its eight-generation in 2015 when it was unveiled at the New York Auto Show. The presentation was made by the Renault-Nissan Alliance, Mr. Carlosh Ghosn. There was a new, dramatic change in the car's design. Its whole concept was different than on its predecessor. The new design language included the V-Motion front end, boomerang lights, and C-pillars with floa...

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  NISSAN Maxima 3.5L V6 CVT (300 HP)driven: read

2009 - 2016

Nissan made the seventh generation of the Maxima as a sport sedan, shortening the wheelbase and increasing the tracks for both axles, thus increasing the car's handling. Introduced in 2008, the Maxima A35 confirmed its status as a sportier, shorter sedan than its bigger sibling Altima. Nissan tried and convinced its customers that the Maxima was for families with spirited drivers, while ...

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  NISSAN Maxima 3.5L CVT (290 HP)

2004 - 2009

Nissan introduced the sixth generation of the Maxima lineup in 2003 as 2004 for most of the markets, including Australia and the U.S. Introduced above the Altima lineup but sharing its underpinnings with it, the Maxima was already a known and appreciated vehicle. However, Nissan thought it could stand better against Honda's Accord and Toyota's Camry if it fit it with just one engine...

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2000 - 2004

The fifth generation of the Maxima was a complete departure from its predecessor in terms of styling and powertrains and was also the last of its kind to be sold in Europe. While in the U.S., it couldn't match the competition that came from Toyota with the Camry or the Legend from Acura (Honda in Europe), it tried to get a slice from the executive sedan segment. In the U.S., Maxima'...

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1995 - 2000

Nissan released the fourth generation of the Maxima in May 1994, just in time to catch the Forrest Gump movie on the silver screen and earn the top spot in Ward's Best Engine. Just like Forrest Gump, the Maxima was a long-distance runner with a strong, fuel-efficient engine. Nissan built it on a new platform and dropped the previously used rear independent suspension, which affected the ...

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1990 - 1995

The 1990 Maxima was introduced as an upgrade on the model who's history had begun in 1976. Redesigned as a larger sedan with am emphasis on comfort, the Maxima was a success. Despite having been based on the Nissan Bluebird, which was a fairly unreliable car, the new model was a hit. Although it saw a significant size increase from previous generation models, the Maxima paradoxically lost w...

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