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2009 Melbourne Motor Show: New Nissan Maxima Gets Aussie Debut Photo:
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Tony O'Kane | Feb, 28 2009 | 1 Comment

Nissan brought out its updated Maxima prestige sedan at the Melbourne International Motor Show today, which brings with it a range of mechanical and aesthetic improvements.

Nissan's ubiquitous VQ35DE 3.5 litre V6 once again makes its way under the Maxima's bonnet, however it's undergone a boost in power and features improved fuel efficiency over the outgoing model.

2009 Nissan Maxima

A 2.5 litre V6 has also been added to the Maxima's options list and although it offers less grunt than the VQ35, fuel economy is now on par with a 4-cylinder engine.

Styling is not a huge departure from that of the current Maxima, however the reshaped headlights, taillights and different sheetmetal breathe new life upon the Maxima's well-rounded form.

While the body may look familiar, the 2009 Maxima's underpinnings are new. Built upon Nissan's D platform, ride quality, handling, NVH suppression and safety are said to be significantly improved.

2009 Nissan Maxima

Electric front seats, leather trim, dual zone climate control, a six-stacker CD player, keyless entry and ignition and Xenon headlights are all standard across the range, as are six airbags, ABS and stability control.

Sat-nav, an 11-speaker BOSE stereo and reversing camera are optional extras.

Pricing will start at $33,990, with the J32 Maxima range launching in Australia in June. Full pricing and specifications will be revealed closer to the launch, and we'll be sure to bring those to you as soon as the come to hand.

 
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