2016 Nissan Maxima is Lower, Longer and Lighter

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Nissan gave us a sneak peek of the 2016 Maxima during its 2015 Super Bowl commercial but now the company has officially unveiled the car. 

The new Maxima features a stylish body which is lower, longer, lighter and structurally stiffer than its predecessor, losing about 82 pounds and gaining roughly 25 percent more torsional rigidity. Additionally, the body’s coefficient of drag has been improved by 10 percent, so all that style is functional as well.

Up front this car has Nissan’s “V-motion” corporate face, while around the side there’s quite a bit of surface detailing and what has got to be the most unmistakable C-pillar in the business. Chances are you’ll either love the new Maxima’s looks or not.

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For powertains, the brand’s long-running VQ V6 is back and better than ever, hooked up to a CVT with simulated shift technology. More than 60 percent of its parts have been redesigned making this engine more powerful and economical than before. It delivers 300 hp and an estimated 30 mpg highway.

The 2016 Maxima offers a wide range of electronic aids including Intelligent Cruise Control, Forward Emergency Braking, blind-spot monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and much, much more.

Standard features include a navigation system with an 8.0-inch touch screen, remote start and a backup camera.

The stylish 2016 Maxima is slated to go on sale early this summer. Base price for this all-new sedan is $33,235.

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  • smartacus

    300HP is even more powerful than the Chrysler 200’s V6