Although never made a high sale, model Maxima is very important for Nissan in the U.S. market. It is, after all, was the first luxury Nissan, which is Japanese automaker offered the second largest market in the world. It is interesting that the early models sold as Datsun 810 from 1977 to 1980 before the name modify the Maxima. In 2013, sales of the car is totaled 53.896 copies, that is down of 11%. Nissan has decided it’s time to start working on a successor. Although the Japanese giant would not recognize, Sport Sedan concept from this year’s Auto Show in Detroit just represent the next generation of Maxime. The two cars are similar in size and provide similar design lines of a coupe with four doors.
Nissan Sport Sedan Concept design
Since at the present time in the auto industry, all companies want a particular design to be distributed to the entire line, and at first glance to be recognized by potential customers, Sport Sedan Concept brings future design of school Nissans. This concept was designed at Nissan study in the U.S. state of California, but is done in a design studio in Japan, which delivers the best line of both worlds. One of the features that you will surely see in future models is the hidden B-pillar, but a very low roof almost certainly will not see mass production. Lines for mass production are also new headlights and grille, which Nissan calls “In-Motion”. This concept provides a special color called “Strad Amber” by the Japanese car manufacturer, and the inspiration they used the classic lines. Standard wheels are 21-inch, and the whole car is very low to give a sporty and elegant design. Interior of Nissan Sport Sedan Concept provides a clean and simple lines, without much detail, a lack of natural materials such as wood tells us that the interior could be offered in any of the Infiniti models.
Nissan Sport Sedan Concept engine
In terms of mechanics, Nissan has revealed a few details, and to be under the hood is 3.5L V6 engine with 300 hp, while the power is transferred to the front wheels via a CVT transmission. It is interesting that these characteristics are precisely those Maxima currently provides.
Nissan Sport Sedan Concept release date
All this tells us that the Sport Sedan Concept brings a lot more than what Nissan wants to admit. When it comes to production model he could make his debut until the end of the year.