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Nissan Begins Production of Eighth Generation Maxima

The eighth generation of Nissan's iconic 4-Door Sports Car combines 300 hp performance with a bold exterior design, premium interior cockpit and an extensive range of safety, security and driving aids.

  • 2016 Nissan Maxima Production Line

    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-Door Sports Car" positioning, it sets a new standard for style, performance and technology in the large sedan segment.

Nissan’s Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant continues its reign as the top-producing automotive plant in North America.

The first North American-assembled Maxima rolled off the assembly line in Smyrna, Tennessee, in January 2003.

Since then, Nissan has produced nearly 800,000 Maxima sedans at the plant, with more than 60,000 shipped to markets worldwide.

Maxima is one of six models currently built at the Smyrna plant and is assembled on the same line as the Altima midsize sedan and all-electric Nissan LEAF. Maxima’s new 3.5-litre, VQ-series V6 engine is also assembled in Tennessee at Nissan’s Decherd Powertrain Plant.

The eighth generation of Nissan’s iconic “4-Door Sports Car” combines 300 hp performance with a bold exterior design, premium interior cockpit and an extensive range of safety, security and driving aids, including Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Forward Emergency Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Warning.

It also features Nissan’s new Driver Attention Alert system, which monitors steering input patterns to help alert the driver when drowsy or inattentive driving is detected.

The 2016 Maxima will be available at Canadian Nissan dealerships this summer.

RELATED: The 2016 Nissan Maxima unveiled in New York along with 2016 Infiniti QX50 and QX30 concept

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