Is the new Nissan concept the next Maxima?

January 28th, 2014 by

Here at Nissan of Auburn, we’re always on the lookout for the next big thing in the world of Nissan. Well, we think we might have found something good this time. At the North American International Auto Show, the brand unveiled a new concept car simply titled the “Nissan Sport Sedan Concept.” While the name leaves a lot to be desired, we have to wonder what the intentions are for this vehicle.

Next-generation Nissan Maxima

Could this be the next-generation Nissan Maxima? By the size of the vehicle, it would certainly make sense that it could be. Of course, we are just a Nissan dealer hoping to find something interesting – we don’t have any insight on this exactly.

While the size might cater to it being the new Maxima at first look, the dimensions are a bit different. The concept actually is bigger than the Maxima that we have on the lot, except for the height of it. And obviously the design itself is more than a bit updated from what the Maxima currently offers. But the similarities are there – and it would make sense that the next-generation Nissan Maxima would be ready for an updated look.

Under the hood of the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept is a 3.5-liter V-6 that will offer more than 300 horsepower. And getting through the gears is a Xtronic CVT. Again, very plausible that the Maxima would have this same powertrain under the hood.

Obviously, we’ll have to wait and see if this does in fact turn into the next Maxima. But until then, it sure is fun to speculate. And anytime we can get a look at a new Nissan concept, we are more than willing to do so. Keep it locked here for the latest from Nissan and our dealership in general.


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