Hot on the heels of the new Altima, the 2019 Nissan Maxima will premiere in Los Angeles next month.
We’re a month out from the LA Auto Show, and this is usually the time manufacturers will tease what they have up their sleeves. Last week, Mazda teased what is, in all likelihood, the new Mazda3, and now it’s Nissan’s turn. Rather than just tease the car, as they did with the Altima earlier this year, they went a different route. Here is the next generation of its big brother – the 2019 Nissan Maxima. No mystery this time – Nissan completely pulled the wraps off the new model.
Okay, perhaps “new” is a bit too radical a description. Nissan didn’t radically alter the look from the current Maxima. Instead, it sports a refreshed face, including some new LED headlights and fog lights. The Vmotion grille remains, as does the Maxima’s floating roof design.
Nissan did announce the inclusion of Nissan Safety Shield 360, a driver assistance suite, as available equipment. That includes features blind spot monitoring, a 360-degree Around View monitor, automated emergency braking, lane departure warning and high-beam assist. While Nissan didn’t show it off here, we’d expect at least minor changes to the new Maxima’s interior as well. Particularly, the infotainment system will get some updates.
Mechanically, there likely won’t be any radical changes either. The 2019 Nissan Maxima will likely soldier on with its base 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission. Currently, that engine makes 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque.