Nissan announced pricing on the all-new, flagship 2009 Nissan Maxima , which goes on sale today at Nissan dealers nationwide. The seventh generation Maxima returns to its heritage as "The 4-Door Sports Car(TM)," combining thrilling performance with premium sedan comfort, quality and amenities.
It features all-new sports styling, a driver-oriented interior and an enhanced 290hp 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine - offering 35 more hp than the previous generation Maxima and better fuel economy (EPA estimated 19 mpg City/26 mpg Highway versus 19/25 mpg for the 2008 Maxima).
The 2009 Maxima is offered in two well-equipped models, Maxima 3.5 S and Maxima 3.5 SV, each equipped with standard 3.5-liter V6 and intelligent Xtronic CVT(TM) (Continuously Variable Transmission). Prices start at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $29,290 for the Maxima 3.5 S and $31,990 for the Maxima 3.5 SV.
The first production model of the all-new 2009 Nissan Maxima today rolled off the assembly line at Nissan North America’s Smyrna, Tenn., manufacturing plant, signaling the return of Nissan’s flagship to its roots as a commanding 4-door sports car.
Sporting a bold new look, as well as a more powerful V6 under the hood, the “Job 1″ 2009 Maxima was driven off the assembly line during a midday celebration attended by Nissan employees and executives.
The 2009 Maxima is built on Nissan’s new D platform that provides responsive handling and virtually eliminates the torque steer associated with high horsepower front wheel drive vehicles.
It also boasts a new Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with manual mode, tuned specifically for Maxima’s sporty driving character.
The Maxima’s 3.5 liter DOHC 24-valve VQ series V6 engine is now rated at 290 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque, increases of 35 horsepower and 9 lb-ft of torque over the 2008 Maxima.
Nissan does not have big plans for the Detroit Auto Show. It seems the company saves all the strengths for the New York Auto Show, where they will unveil a completely redesigned 2009 Maxima, a Nissan spokesman confirmed on Thursday.
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