Upon its release (which is predicted to be early within the year 2016), the 2016 Nissan Maxima Nismo is to be the replacement for the automaker’s staple, the Maxima. The focus of the vehicle will receive a shift towards performance as a measure to lend a greater differential to manufacturer’s flagship sedan from popular models that are blander. According to industry insiders, the sports sedan has released its goofy grin and front drive proportions and replaced them with a meaner, wider and lower style that closely mirrors the GT-R and 370Z. This latest generation of the Maxima was proposed to venture into the route of full EV, with a styling that is cab-forward just as is the 2011 Nissan Ellure concept.
A secondary option for the 2016 Nissan Maxima Nismo would adapt the most recent chassis of the 370Z for use in a rear drive sedan. The safest option, and most plausible, is for Nissan to keep the existing layout of the Maxima for its latest model.
2016 Nissan Maxima Nismo Engine
The spy photos that have surfaced show no indications pertaining to the push designs or power plant, which still remain a virtual mystery to consumers. An upgrade to the 3.5 liter engine could possibly include changes that would increase the horsepower to a maximum output of 290 which would continue to be mated with Nissan’s CVT gearbox and torque fast manual option. An increased power train would be a very welcomed enhancement for the vehicle that has obtained a sort of cult following in the past few years.
2016 Nissan Maxima Nismo Specifications
Currently, the 2016 Nissan Maxima Nismo is being more heavily guarded than Fort Knox. The only thing that is known for certain is that the car will arrive early in 2016 and will be different from its predecessors. How different? That is truly a matter of debate and conjecture. Spy photos are not permitting any relevant clues to be released and Nissan is remaining tight lipped regarding the development of its latest concept car. As 2015 draws to a close and we march closer to the year 2016, maybe, just maybe, Nissan will begin to quiet the chatter with the release of specifications.
Insiders continue to contend that the improvements to the latest generation of the Maxima will allow for increased power, style and comfort for both the driver and the passengers. Although conjecture, car enthusiasts are beginning to agree with the chatter floating about the industry and the anticipation and buzz surround the vehicle is growing expediently.
2016 Nissan Maxima Nismo Price
Industry analyst contend that should Nissan remain with its current Maxima layout for the 2016 Nissan Maxima Nismo, the pricing for the vehicle will remain within its traditional neighborhood of $31,000 to $36,000. Nissan has yet to consistently be able to sell volume sedans for more than $40,000, especially with name changes to Infinity and the replacement of the G37.
Should the layout alter greatly from its current one, insiders believe that the price will increase by either a few hundred dollars or a thousand or better. Once again, with Nissan not commenting often or coherently regarding the vehicle, we must patiently wait for information to reveal itself as we move forward into 2015.