2019 Nissan Maxima Spied Testing for the First Time

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2019 Nissan Maxima is getting a minor refresh and spy photographers have caught it testing in Detroit.

The prototype isn’t wearing a lot of camouflage, which allows us to see where the changes will be. Like most refreshes, expect to see updated front and rear ends, as well as headlights and tail lights. The Maxima’s updated styling should be previewed by the upcoming 2019 Nissan Altima debut, set for the 2018 New York Auto Show.

For the most part the changes will be minor, although the rear is getting some AMG-inspired exhaust finishers, giving the Maxima a more luxurious appearance.

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Some minor interior revisions are to be expected, along with updates to the car’s technology. Expect Nissan to fit the updated Maxima with some of its latest ProPilot Assist features, along with a new infotainment system inside the cabin.

No official date for the sedan’s debut has been set, but look for it to bow this spring or summer.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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