A hotter Nissan Maxima model might be coming down the pipe.
The 2016 Nissan Maxima is off to a solid start in terms of sales and now the Japanese automaker is weighing options to broaden the sporty sedan’s appeal in today’s market.
With the new model’s introduction, Nissan is focusing on just how sporty and performance-oriented the model is, earlier announcing that the SR trim bested various BMW and Audi models on a track. As a result, a Nissan Maxima NISMO model is being weighed as a way to emphasize the new sedan’s focus on performance and handling.
Last year, Nissan promised that more NISMO models would be added to the company’s lineup, and for the most part it has stuck to its word. If a Nissan Maxima NISMO is to happen, expect the company to inject more performance under the hood, adding more excitement to the model like it has for the 370Z and GT-R.
For now, the company is still making sure it’ll be a smart and profitable move to create a sportier Maxima variant and will likely monitor how well the Maxima SR trim sells first. Currently, Nissan expects 20 to 25 percent of the Maxima’s sales to leave dealership lots sporting the SR badge.
[Source: The Detroit Bureau]
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