In the era when crossovers are taking over the market, full-size sedans definitely aren’t as popular as they used to be. This particularly refers to large sedans, such as Maxima. In order to keep these models popular, manufacturers are finding many ways to increase demand them. The current generation of Maxima has been around for more than four years. It has already received a facelift, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing changes during this production cycle anymore. According to the latest reports, the 2020 Nissan Maxima Nismo will be something completely new for the next year.
It looks like the full-size sedan is about to get a treatment from the famous performance division. This will include numerous modifications, both in terms of mechanics and aesthetics. Of course, we count on interior upgrades as well. Still, it looks like there won’t be any changes under the hood.
2020 Nissan Maxima Nismo Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Nissan Maxima Nismo will be heavily based on standard models. That means we will see all design solutions that came with the last-year refresh. In terms of styling, this means a new front end, which gets new, a little bit bigger grille, as well as new LED headlights and several model revisions. Changes are subtle, but still easily notable. The 2020 Nissan Maxima Nismo will come with further upgrades. The first thing that comes to mind is a new body kit. which would include new bumpers, side skirts, and probably a rear spoiler. Also, count on new, bigger wheels, lower-profile tires and similar things. In terms of mechanics, the new model will get sporty suspensions, so should sit closer to the ground, which will also have a highly positive impact on the visual appearance.
The cabin of 2020 Nissan Maxima Nismo is also expected to come with a bunch of upgrades. Some of the things that come to mind are sports seats, pedals and similar things. Also, count on unique trimming and color schemes, stitching and “Nismo” badges around the cabin. Other than that, the new version shouldn’t be much different compared to standard models. This sedan is characterized by the pretty upscale cabin, full of hi-quality materials and lots of standard equipment. In terms of comfort, there is plenty of space in both rows, though we have to say that some rivals offer more legroom in the second row.
Still, that definitely won’t be an issue in this case, as we are talking about a performance-oriented model, which keeps the focus on the driver. When it comes to trunk space, count on the same numbers as in standard models, which means around 14-15 cubic feet.
2020 Nissan Maxima Nismo Engine
Although the 2020 Nissan Maxima Nismo will come with various upgrades, things under the hood will remain pretty much untouched. The new version will come with the same 3.5-liter V6 engine, which delivers around 300 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. No power boost is expected for this occasion. Also, it looks like we are about to see the same CVT gearbox, which simulates traditional automatic gear shifts. All in all, this isn’t so bad. Standard models already feature a pretty strong acceleration and convenient ride. Still, various mechanical upgrades will provide better grip, lower center of gravity, which in practice means better cornering, acceleration, braking, etc.
When it comes to fuel economy, expect similar numbers that characterize standard models. That would mean around 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. These are pretty good numbers for the class, but keep in mind that this car requires premium fuel, so you actually won’t save too much money.
It is hard to predict the exact list of the standard equipment of this version, but we expect that the list will be pretty long. When it comes to tech goodies, we presume that most of the features that Nissan offers in this car will be standard. That includes things like 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, two USB ports, Bluetooth, a navigation system, wireless charging, Wi-Fi hotspot, etc. Also, we presume that Nissan will offer some premium audio system in this mode as well.
When it comes to safety, we count on a full load of features. Count on things like rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking. Also, we expect to see things like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, high-beam assists, and automatic emergency braking standard, as well as many more things.
2020 Nissan Maxima Nismo Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2020 Nissan Maxima Nismo sometime in the last quarter of the year. When it comes to price, it is hard to predict the exact tag, but some reports are suggesting around 45.000 dollars.