Spy Shots: Maxima Sport Concept

This new Nissan Maxima test car, captured by the photographers at KGP, has less camouflage around key elements of the design, including its C-pillar and side-window profile. A close-up look reveals the Maxima's rakish headlights, along with a hint of the LED effects that will be in play.

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Photo Credit: KGP Photography

The sport sedan concept furthers Nissan's crossover designs, bringing them to the midsize sedan segment to battle the Ford Fusion and Mazda6. The styling is toned-down compared to the concept, but only marginally so. It appears that the execution of the production of the Maxima will match the concept-to-production approach used for the current Nissan Murano compared to the Nissan Resonance show car which preceded it.


Photo Credit: KGP Photography

Our sources at AutoPacific tell us to expect a performance-oriented hybrid Maxima variant, reportedly using a 2.5L supercharged, direct-inject four-cylinder engine mated to a battery, to provide strong, V6-like performance. This system is seen as a way to further differentiate the Maxima from the encroaching Nissan Altima, which will use a more sedate, eco-minded hybrid setup.