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For Release March 19, 2008 at 10:40 a.m.
At a Glance: 2009 Nissan Maxima
The 2009 Nissan Maxima, which makes its world debut at the 2008 New York International
Auto Show, marks the seventh generation of Nissan’s flagship sedan. Designed as a
commanding four-door sports car, Maxima is unique in both appearance and driving feel,
with renewed relevance for today’s active and ambitious sedan buyers. The all-new 2009
Maxima will be offered as two well-equipped models, Maxima 3.5 S and Maxima 3.5 SV, and
is scheduled to arrive at Nissan dealers nationwide in early summer 2008.
High targets were established for the development of the new Maxima, including the goal of
creating “the best performing front engine, front-wheel drive car in the world,” along with
the goals of class-leading acceleration, braking, handling, craftsmanship and cockpit design.
The breakthrough exterior design of the new Maxima imparts a feeling of “liquid motion,”
which combines an aggressive stance and powerful fender design – not unlike many exotic
sports cars on the market today. Maxima’s new stance comes, in part, from a slight
reduction in wheelbase and overall length, along with a wider front and rear track.
The new Maxima’s interior design team developed an interior concept of “Super Cockpit” –
imparting the feeling of sports car with controls ergonomically close, yet with ample
roominess and comfort for both driver and passengers. The interior includes a special
driver’s sport seat, available leather-appointed seating, offset shifter lever that is closer to
the driver, “Daylight Illumination” gauges and a wide range of available technology,
including a premium audio system, RearView Monitor and Nissan Hard Drive Navigation
system with XM NavTraffic real-time traffic information (active XM® subscription required,
sold separately), Voice Recognition and 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive.
The new Maxima offers a more powerful engine, quicker acceleration response and a