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NEW YORK – Nissan today unveiled the all-new Nissan Maxima during a press conference at the New York International Auto Show. Making the presentation was Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn, who addressed a range of topics including Nissan's $10.1 billion investment in the U.S. in the past three decades.

The dramatically styled 2016 Maxima, created by driving enthusiasts for driving enthusiasts, looks like nothing else on the road today – and drives like nothing in the segment. It not only resets Maxima's iconic "4-Door Sports Car" positioning, it sets a new standard for style, performance and technology in the large sedan segment.

Maxima's styling showcases Nissan's new design language –including V-Motion front end, signature boomerang lights, kick-up C-pillars and unique floating roof appearance. Inside, Maxima's premium class-above, bespoke interior is anchored by a driver's cockpit that rivals luxury vehicles.

The new Maxima's 3.5-liter VQ-series V6 has been redesigned with more than 60 percent new parts (compared to the previous generation 3.5-liter V6). With 300 horsepower, Maxima has a high specific output of 85.7 horsepower/liter. The revised engine helps Maxima achieve an anticipated 15 percent increase in highway fuel economy to an EPA estimated 30 miles per gallon**.

Complementing the revised powerplant is a new, performance-oriented Xtronic transmission featuring a wider ratio range, which allows for stronger acceleration from a standing start and an all-new D-Step shifting logic that provides rapid shifts at high throttle openings.

Maxima's next-generation technology features include a standard NissanConnectSM with navigation, featuring an 8.0-inch touch-screen display, along with SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and SiriusXM Travel Link™ applications (Sirius XM subscription required, sold separately), Online Search with Google® and other connectivity features. The NissanConnect system is paired with a standard 7.0-inch Advanced Drive Assist Display (ADAD) within the instrument cluster.

The new Maxima also offers an extensive range of safety, security and driving aids, including Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) and Blind Spot Warning (BSW). These features are available on Maxima SL, SR and Platinum grades. Maxima also offers an available Driver Attention Alert (DAA) system***, which monitors steering input patterns to establish a baseline and helps alert the driver when drowsy or inattentive driving is detected (Maxima Platinum only).

The all-new Maxima, now offered in five grade levels including new SL, SR and Platinum grades, goes on sale in early summer 2015 with a $32,410 starting MSRP* – including standard NissanConnect with navigation, 8.0-inch touch-screen display, Remote Engine Start, RearView Monitor and more.

Public days for the 2015 New York International Auto Show, which is held at New York City's Jacob Javits Center, are April 3 – 12, 2015.

For photography and additional information about the 2016 Nissan Maxima, along with the complete lineup of 2015 Nissan vehicles, please visit www.NissanNews.com.

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Sorry, this thing is ugly.
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It has some premium lines and surfaces. The only drawback I see are the broken headlights much like on new Murano. Interior is interior like in any economy mid-size sedan.
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This looks so good to me-its a brave and different design just like the Murano. Great job Nissan!






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I had to take a second look to make sure it wasn't a Mazda 3 or a Hyundai Veloster.
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I had to take a second look to make sure it wasn't a Mazda 3 or a Hyundai Veloster.
Whaaaa?
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Whaaaa?
Remove the Nissan badge and it could pass off as an updated Hyundai Genesis coupe front end or a revival of the older Volester. The interior is nice, but the face does not look premium.
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It looks...cute. too cute.
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flat bottomed steering wheel in a large heavy fwd sedan? other than that, i think it looks good - a bit like a meaner mazda 6.
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I like it a lot! Way more interesting than an Accord or Camry.

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The interior is nice, but the face does not look premium.
Its not premium.

Seriously...everything doesn't have to pretend to be a luxury car. Whats wrong with Nissan's "4DSC" 4 Door Sports Car looking like a sports car?

It looks like a 4 door Z...I think its awesome.
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Remove the Nissan badge and it could pass off as an updated Hyundai Genesis coupe front end or a revival of the older Volester. The interior is nice, but the face does not look premium.
It takes more than a front end to confuse me about which car I'm looking at.
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I don't understand why they insist of that spikey headlight design.
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I don't understand why they insist of that spikey headlight design.
It's their design language. You know, like the Spindle grill (which can be just as head scratchy in some applications).
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Horrible looking nerdish grille
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I don't understand why people want every car out there to look the same

Over the last few decades cars have gotten so boring, nothing unique, choosing between brands was like choosing colors of the same thing. I'm so glad to see carmakers putting some identity back into their cars.
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