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August 16, 2011
Vehicle Preview: The 2012 Nissan Maxima
The Maxima embraces change for 2012.

Photo: The 2012 Nissan Maxima
The 2012 Nissan Maxima illustrates the brand’s commitment to modern innovation. It promises a newly refreshed interior and exterior, as well as a special Limited Edition package meant to elevate the standard-setting sedan even further.
 
The Nissan Maxima greets 2012 with a wry smile from its striking new face. The sporty sedan’s bold front fascia gets some exciting refreshments for the new model year including an all-new front grille design, as well as new 18- and 19-inch aluminum alloy wheel designs. The sedan’s elegant body and athletic soul are now joined by a set of combination taillights and a duo of new color choices: Dark Slate and Java Metallic.
 
In 3.5 S and 3.5 SV trim levels, the 2012 Maxima stays true to the VQ-series powertrain that so consistently delivers for it. New models will keep the standard 3.5-liter 24-valve DOHC V6 and Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) with sporty DS manual shift mode and optional paddleshifters, good for a healthy 290 hp and 261 lb/ft of torque. The independent, front strut and multi-link rear suspension setup stays, too, and delivers the agile, dynamic handling that’s too often missing in full-size sedans.
 
The spacious cabin of the 2012 model offers a bevy of changes and upgrades as well, starting with a new interior color (beige) and trim choices (Dark Piano-hairline and new Atlantic Cherry wood tone). The sporty gauge cluster now illuminates white, and the new audio segment display and audio/climate controls design make for a sleeker, more refined dash. The Maxima sticks with the impressive list of tech options that have made it so widely appealing: A voice-activated Hard Drive Navigation System with XM NavTraffic and NavWeather, a RearView Monitor and a premium Bose® audio system, for starters. You can also count on standard and available features like Bluetooth hands-free communication, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shiftknob, heated leather seats and XM Satellite Radio.
 
In addition to its Sport, Premium and Tech Equipment Packages, the 2012 Maxima introduces an all-new Limited Edition Package. Drivers who opt for the newest package get high-intensity xenon headlamps (with a striking smoked appearance), a set of 18-inch Dark Hyper Silver aluminum alloy wheels, a dark satin chrome grille, illuminated kick plates, foglamps and a rear spoiler. Side mirrors get integrated turn signals, and the cabin has attractive chrome trim around the center console, instrument cluster and door armrest grips.
 
The 2012 Nissan Maxima stays ahead of the sports sedan curve with sleek interior and exterior enhancements and an attractive new Limited Edition Package.

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