The updated 2019 Nissan Maxima debuted Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show with a new look on the outside and new technologies on the inside. This generation oforiginally inclined in 2015 as a 2016 model.
As Nissan had already, the Maxima gets a new look with a wider grille, new LED headlights, a new rear fairing with redesigned taillights, a new Sunset Drift paint color and new optional 19-inch wheels. Nissan has also equipped "premium" materials for the interior, although the basic cabin design remains unchanged.
New this year is the Platinum Reserve offering, which upgrades the premium Maxima Platinum with a satin bronze interior trim, diamond-studded leather, heated rear seats and 19-inch wheels. The SR sport-ish trim level also adds orange stitching, dark satin trims and Alcantara to the orange accent.
In terms of technology, the 2019 Maxima adds what the automaker has called Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of features including precollision braking with pedestrian detection, a blind spot warning with a rear cross traffic alert, a lane departure warning, automatic high beam and automatic braking rear lights. It is included in the Maxima Platinum and SR Premium packages. It should be noted, however, that many of these safety features were already included in the 2018 Maxima: precollision braking was already standard, while rear-end blind spot and reverse traffic alert were optional. In addition, all Maxima 2019 models feature Intelligent Driver Alertness technology, which can warn a driver in case of drowsiness, as standard; it was previously optional.
The choice of a powertrain from the Maxima is unchanged this year. A 3.5-liter V6 is standard, giving 300 horsepower and 261 pounds of torque. It is associated with a continuously variable transmission that transmits power to the front wheels.
The Nissan Maxima 2019 will go on sale in December and prices should be announced soon.