Nissan has started taking orders for the 2012 Nissan Maxima, which has a price tag of $31,75 (for the S CVT model while SV CVT is priced from $34,450). The changes on the 2012 Nissan Maxima cover both the exterior and the cabin. The Maxima will be given a subtle facelift that includes the use of a new front grille, redesigned taillights, and new wheels that have a dynamic design and are available in 18- and 19-inch sizes. Several new details are also featured on the Maxima’s interior.
There is a white background light for the instrument cluster, a new color (Cafe Latte), new trimming that includes Dark Piano-hairline trimming and Atlantic Cherry wood tone. Numerous parts also come in a metallic finish. The knob for the audio and HVAC also gets a new design.
It is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 petrol unit that produces 294 hp and has a peak torque of 261 lb-ft (353 Nm). Buyers could opt for a new Limited Edition package (for the 3.5 S model), which offers headlights that have a smoked look, a set of High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon headlights, metallic trimming, 18-inch aluminum-alloy Dark Hyper Silver finish wheels, a compass integrated in the rear view mirror, dark satin chrome front grille, fog lights, a rear spoiler, and outside mirrors have built-in turn signals.
The all-new Nissan Maxima is just too awesome to ignore. Seeing from the elegant flow of lines and waves around the surfaces, the “Liquid Motion” design structure has finally changed the way we look at Nissan after all these years.
Nissan has reduced the wheelbase of the new Maxima and overall length while making it wider in front and also at the rear. As a result, the new stance conveys more strength and power.
All the more, the new Maxima’s sporty fenders and newly contoured body shows there’s more to it than any other mass-produced vehicles out there. Think of it as an exotic car made for everyday driving.
The premium car now comes with bigger headlights in wraparound L-shape that kind of resembles a vortex. This design also complements the all-new Maxima’s wider hood, fenders and grille, which are all layered perfectly as well.
In spite of these changes, Nissan has maintained a few distinctive designs just like the iconic C-pillars and even the significantly high trunk lid. Still, the very hot “Liquid Motion” goes all the way around these surfaces and also at the new wider bumpers.
Basically, if we are to compare this one with the previous models, the new Maxima has the same size at the doors but it’s wider now at the fenders. This makes the new generation look sportier while taking away the gap around the surface as well as the one in between the 18-19 inch alloy wheels and low-profile performance tyres.
The all-new Maxima will be available in several colours to match the new “Liquid Motion” exterior. Watch out for Dark Slate, Precision Gray, Radiant Silver, Tuscan Sun, Navy Blue, Super Black and Winter Frost to enhance the car’s undeniably handsome new appearance.
The high-end Dual Panel Moonroof is now also available on the new Maxima. This Moonroof comes with a fixed transparent section at the rear while giving it a much-wider view when the front panel is slid forward. Meanwhile, the front and rear glass has dual power sunshades for added comfort.
At the back, Nissan has integrated a pair of side marker bulbs on the new 12-LED taillights to leave everyone breathless whenever the car passes by. Al Castignetti (VP and GM of Nissan Motor’s North America Unit) believe that since the exterior of the new Maxima resembles a coupé, it would definitely catch anyone’s attention.