Nissan seems to have lost its way with the Maxima after touting it as sporty alternative to the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. Once called the Four-Door Sports Car, the Nissan Maxima now sits lost on top of the Nissan Altima, which seems to be more of competitor to the Camry and Accord.
But now, with the 2009 Maxima, Nissan will go back to the cars roots and make the Nissan Maxima a four-door sports car once again. The 2009 Nissan Maxima is expected to have a very aggressive design that will resemble the Mercedes-Benz CLS. Remaining a front-wheel drive vehicle, the car will carry Nissan’s VQ engine that is now used in most Infinitis.
A concept version is expected to debut this winter at one of the upcoming auto shows. We even think Nissan may use the Tokyo Auto Show to unveil the concept of the 2009 Nissan Maxima.