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The third-generation Maxima was assigned "mid-size" status in the U.S. market due to its larger dimensions and was branded the "4-Door Sports Car" ("4DSC").
The fourth-generation Maxima saw a new engine, rear suspension and interior upgrades. In 1995, it was chosen as Motor Trend’s Import Car of the Year and was included on Car and Driver’s 10Best list.
The fifth-generation Maxima was designed at Nissan Design America and received the legendary VQ35 V6 engine in 2002, which also went into the 350Z when it debuted a year later.
Nissan moved production for the sixth-generation Maxima from Japan to Smyrna, Tennessee. This generation was also placed on a stretched Altima platform and repositioned as a more premium sedan.
The seventh-generation Maxima provided unique and aggressive styling with the sophistication of a luxury sedan—and performance that paralleled a sports car.
Fuji Speedway, Oyama, Sunto District, Shizuoka, Japan.
Queensland Raceway (2015)
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Nissan Manufacturing employees - along with John Martin, senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, Nissan North America, Inc. - celebrate the start of production of the 2016 Nissan Maxima in Smyrna, Tenn.
Created by driving enthusiasts for driving enthusiasts, the dramatically styled 2016 Nissan Maxima looks like nothing else on the road today - and drives like nothing in the segment. The all-new Nissan flagship not only resets Maxima's iconic "4-D ...