The Nissan’s flagship sedan has been around for years and it looks like we are finally about to see a hi-performance version as 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo. The original Maxima came 38 years ago, in 1980.
So far, we have seen numerous versions and generations. The current model is present for about three years and it looks like the company already prepares an update. This refresh will include various changes, but the most interesting will probably be an introduction of new performance version. This model will adopt all the novelties that will come on the standard model. We also spice up things in many ways.
First of all, some tweaks on the styling that will emphasize its sporty character are expected. This means various new details. Another important novelty is expected under the hood, where 2019 Maxima Nismo should get a new engine, with more power.
2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo redesign
Speaking of base design characteristics, the 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo will be pretty much the same as base models. The current generation is present for about three years and there is really no need for some modifications, at least in terms of mechanics. So, we are about to see the same architecture, chassis design etc. Still, some modifications are expected. After all, this will be a hi-performance version, so tweaks on suspension, brakes and similar parts are almost certain. This should provide better handling and overall performances, which would make 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo far more competitive on the market. Also, we could see some further modifications that will provide some weight savings, which will have an additional effect on overall performances. Besides mechanical upgrade, numerous changes in styling should also come.
2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo styling
Besides mechanical upgrades, the new 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo will also come with improved styling. We are expecting to see numerous new parts, which will accentuate model’s hi-performance character. For this occasion, the focus will probably be on new body parts. First of all, we should see new, sportier bumpers with larger air intakes. Besides new bumpers, as well as a rear spoiler, we should see various cosmetic upgrades. For example, the new model will certainly feature completely new wheels, designed especially for this occasion.
On the insider, we should see modifications as well. The car’s sporty character will be accentuated, which means plenty of aluminum and chrome details in the cabin. Also, expect sportier bucket seats, flat-bottom steering wheels and maybe even paddle shifters. Finally, expect a whole bunch of “Nismo” badges all over the car.
2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo engine
Under the hood, upgrades are pretty much certain. The current model comes with a pretty capable 3.5-liter V6, which delivers around 300 horsepower. It also offers pretty good performances, with 0-60 time in about 5.7 seconds. The new 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo version will probably keep the same engine, but tuned for more power. The exact amount of power is still unknown, but we are pretty sure that the company will try to get 0-60 time under 5 seconds.
Besides this power increase, we don’t expect further modifications on the engine. This indicates that the fuel economy will remain similar, despite power increase. Count on 20 mpg in the city and almost 30 mpg on a highway. When it comes to transmission, we expect to see some automatic with manual shift mode, instead of a CVT, which is the only choice in base models.
2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo release date and price
The 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo should come by the end of the year, according to latest reports. When it comes to the price, some sources suggest a sum of 45.000-50.000 dollars.