At an event for international media held during the Pebble Beach festivities, Shiro Nakumura senior vice president and chief creative officer, design and brand management for Nissan provided an advanced look at what is probably the next Maxima sedan.
Nakamura said that the four door sedan would be shown as a concept car in January at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show. When asked, he would not confirm that it is the 2015 Maxima. The current Maxima, Nissan’s largest and most costly car, is the oldest car in the company’s lineup and its styling and technology is a bit out of pace with the rest of Nissan’s cars.
The Altima, Sentra and even the subcompact Versa have been redesigned and some have suggested that Nissan will be phasing out the Maxima, particularly since the new Altima is larger and getting much of Nissan’s marketing attention. Those models may be in for some revisions since Nakamura said that the concept’s “V-motion” front end and headlight styling will become a signature for the Nissan brand.