New Nissan Maxima – a ‘Shift’ in Modern Elegance
The 2009 Nissan Maxima (US version shown).
An Australian release is scheduled for June.
5th March, 2009
Nissan Australia will turn its new product offensive on the local sedan
market with the introduction of the new Maxima sedan designed to deliver a new level of modern elegance.
With its contemporary design, ride comfort and thoughtful appointments, the all-new J32 Maxima will expand its
sales potential through some significant new additions to the model line-up.
Available in June, the J32 Maxima is the new generation version of a model that was launched in Australia in 1990.
Priced from $33,990 (RRP), the new Maxima will arrive with its optimal ride comfort and thoughtful appointments for
Maxima has delivered seamless power through its award-winning V6 engine (coupled to Nissan’s innovative X-Tronic CVT
Automatic transmission). The upgraded VQ35 3.5 litre engine means the new Maxima is more powerful yet features greater
fuel efficiency than the previous generation J31 Maxima.
A new engine, the 2.5L VQ25DE is introduced to the Maxima range to deliver smooth and responsive power, with a level
of refinement for which the Maxima has always been renowned. Most importantly, this engine is the most fuel efficient
V6 in its class – delivering V6 performance with the economy of a 4-cylinder.
The all new Maxima features an impressive level of standard features including standard leather trim, electrically
adjustable driver and passenger seats, dual zone climate control, Xenon headlamps, 6 stack CD player, 17” alloy wheels,
and Nissan’s Intelligent Key with Engine Start Button.
Plus, the all-new Maxima delivers a full complement of safety features including standard 6 airbags (driver,
passenger, dual side, and curtain), ABS, and VDC stability control. A rear camera with Nissan’s Predictive Path
Technology is also available.
Optional features include an all-new, Satellite Navigation System which is combined with a BOSE® 11-speaker audio
system. This system also incorporates Bluetooth® handsfree mobile phone technology and a DVD Player which will play
movies in full Dolby 5.1 surround sound.
The new Nissan Maxima
(US version shown).
Local prices will begin at $33,990 (RRP).
Nissan Australia Managing Director, Dan Thompson said the new Maxima offers a significant new opportunity for Nissan
"The introduction of the V6 2.5L engine in addition to the award winning V6 VQ35 3.5L engine will mean the all
new Maxima can compete against both medium and large sedans for the first time in the Australian market."
"Maxima has always been an outstanding prestige vehicle that delivers the finest appointments in a quality
package. With the advent of the 2.5L engine, we are now able to deliver the same high level of features and quality to
those looking for a medium segment sedan."
The new Nissan Maxima utilises the newly developed Nissan “D” platform. This produces significant improvements in
the key areas of ride and handling, noise suppression and safety. Many features, including the rear spoiler, wheel
design and seat trim have been designed exclusively for the Australian market. Nissan Australia product planners worked
extensively with Nissan Japan to tailor the vehicle for the Australian market.
Further details, including pricing and specifications, will be available closer to the new Nissan Maxima’s local
launch in June, 2009.
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