Nissan Maxima sports car.
In the distant one thousand nine hundred and seventy-six years, Japanese specialists from the company Nissan came up with the idea to make a cool four-door sports car. Maybe it did not quite equal a full-size car in luxury and interior space, but it certainly surpassed it in maneuverability and dynamics. Five years passed and a flagship model under the name Nissan Maxima has appeared in company lineup, which hundred percent met these requirements. Seven generations of the model have changed over the past 40 years. Among them were such instances as the Nissan Maxima A32, which was the best imported car in the U.S. one thousand nine hundred and ninety-five and one thousand nine hundred and ninety-six years, according to Motor Trend, and its 3.0-liter engine took first place in the list Ward. True, in Russia, it is more understandable to follow the fifth generation of Nissan Maxima with the index A33, which received the prefix QX. Unfortunately, specifically with this car glory sporting car evenly faded in favor of promoting a cheaper youth model Altima. And yet, the idea of a four-door luxury sports car was not forgotten, which is why the seventh generation of the Nissan Maxima with the index A35, which debuted at the New York Auto Show in two thousand nine years, attracted particular attention from the general public. Realizing the importance of consolidating the vanity, in 2000-11 year Nissan has presented a refreshed version of Nissan Maxima.
The latest generation of the Nissan Maxima features a correspondingly unusual exterior. Thanks to a specific false radiator grille and bifurcated shape of headlights in the style of Nissan GT-R, the «face» of the car looks sporty tough. The overall silhouette is made in the proprietary Liquid Motion concept, the smoothness and dynamics are seen in the sculpted sides and shortened stern. Complementing the energetic look of the rear LED headlights and uniquely shaped alloy wheels. The appearance of the car may vary slightly depending on the equipment variant or tuning package. So if 18 inch wheels are available in standard versions S and SV, then with the Sport package Nissan Maxima client receives 19-th wheels, a rear spoiler and xenon headlights, and in Premium package there is also a double panoramic sunroof.
Naturally, depending on a kitting variant the level of an automobile saloon equipment also changes. Generally, the Nissan Maxima is a leader of company’s model range, so even in basic version the client can expect posh leather trimming of seats with Infinity-style contrasting line, inserts and panels of wood and polished metal, also two-zone climate control, keyless entry system, cruise control and 6 airbags. The seating position of the driver and front passenger is very comfortable, as the former has an eight-position adjustable seat with position memory, while the latter has a four-position. But the dynamic character has found its reflection here, the landing is a bit compartment. In addition, for their comfort the seats are heated and ventilated, as well as the heated steering wheel. Under the steering wheel there are gearshift paddles, and behind it are three deep wells of the dashboard with snow-white backlighting, and the main place in the center console took seven-inch touch screen function. With it you can control a lot of fascinating and necessary systems: navigation XM NavTraffic with voice support, communication (Bluetooth phone sound), information Zagat Survey, music Bose with eight speakers, a hard drive of 9.3 GB, satellite radio and the ability to connect an iPod, and parking assistant, equipped with a camera. Due to shortened wheelbase the back seat of Nissan Maxima A35 is not as comfortable as a full-size car, and two persons can fit better in width. Curiously, in the version of Sport or Premium rear seat back does not fold down, since there is a special panel that further increases the hardness of the body to twisting.
Despite the fact that Nissan Maxima as a leader is close to models of luxury division of Japanese company Infinity, technologically the difference is more than significant. Unlike Infinity cars, Maxima is built on FF-L front-drive platform with a low center of mass, and it is felt in the behavior of the car. Suspension is independent with transverse stabilizers, struts in front, «multilever» in back. Front and rear ventilated disc brakes with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist. Besides, the steering with variable turnover force, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS) are responsible for comfort and driving safety. And to conclude the speech about technical properties of Nissan Maxima – the only option offered here as a unit is a petrol V6 engine VQ35 with the volume of 3.5 liters and capacity of two hundred and ninety horsepower. This motor works together with a new variator Xtronic CVT with sport and manual modes.
In the U.S., the price of the Nissan Maxima two thousand twelve years ranges from 30 one thousand seven hundred and fifty to 30 seven hundred and fifty bucks (depending on the configuration).