USA – Nissan keen to retain Maxima, precursor to its replacement NAIAS-bound

Shivaguru

Shivaguru Prabhakaran, Hi guys, this is Shivaguru! I am very much excited to be a part of the IndianAutosBlog.com team. I have a small collection of scale models and intend to get more in the future. I look forward to see what the creative mind can create in technology and cars, reinventing the way we travel.

The redesigned Nissan Maxima was introduced in the American market during the 2008 New York Auto Show. Being a large, front wheel drive sedan, WardsAuto notes that, that particular segment has seen a general sales decline with customers preferring a mid-size sedan instead.

2013 Nissan Maxima
Sales of large, front wheel drive vehicles have slowed down in the USA.

Sales of the 5-year old Maxima have slowed down and deliveries in August decreased by 22.1% to 31,479 units. However, Nissan has no plans of pulling the plug on the Maxima and even seem to be confident that the brand would be retained by introducing a next generation model in the future.

Andy Palmer, executive vice president Nissan, said –

Maxima is a big (profit) driver for us in North America, but probably more importantly it is one of the key drivers to the brand, so it was never really a debate (whether to do another Maxima).

Profile of the 2015 Nissan Maxima concept
The new Maxima was teased at the recently concluded Nissan 360 media event using sketches of its concept.

At the recently concluded Nissan 360 event, sketches showing a concept of the next generation model were also revealed and Nissan has confirmed that it would debut at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show in January next year.

Speaking about the all-new Maxima, Palmer said –

If you saw a little bit of an image of the concept car, it does look gorgeous.

Rear of the 2015 Nissan Maxima concept
Nissan also confirms that the concept would be shown at the Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS 2014) next year.

Palmer also says that company bosses have expressed interest to export the Maxima to other countries with Russia and the Middle East being probable markets. The D-platform used on the Maxima, is the same used on the Teana which is sold in many Asian markets including India.

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Nissan Maxima News & Updates

Nissan Midnight Edition models

Midnight Edition package now available for 6 Nissan models

2016 Nissan Maxima front three quarters at Auto China 2016

Nissan Maxima – Auto China 2016

2016 Nissan Maxima spyshot rear

2016 Nissan Maxima spotted in the wild – Spied

2016 Nissan Maxima rear three quarters Super Bowl TV Commercial

2016 Nissan Maxima revealed [Update – Interior pics leaked]

2016 Nissan Maxima front three quarter

2016 Nissan Maxima to debut at 2015 New York Auto Show – IAB Report

2015 Nissan Maxima Concept rendering

Rendering – Detroit-bound Nissan Maxima concept