The robust Nissan Maxima sedan leaves a legacy after 42 years of history.
The end of an era in Japanese sedans is upon us. We’ve received official word that production of the Nissan Maxima will end production in mid-2023. When the line goes quiet, it will mark the end of a 42-year run for Nissan’s four-door flagship.
A Nissan spokesperson offered the following statement to Motor1.com regarding the Maxima’s disappearance:
Maxima is one of Nissan’s most famous nameplates in North America. On Wednesday, August 3, we announced to our employees, suppliers and distributors that the current generation of Maxima will end production in mid-2023.
As part of Nissan’s Ambition 2030 plan, the company is prioritizing electric vehicles and advanced technologies, and by 2030, 40 percent of Nissan vehicle sales will be fully electric, with more electrified. Also, earlier this year, Nissan announced two all-new, all-electric models at the Canton Assembly Plant in Mississippi.
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The Nissan Maxima debuted in 1980 for the 1981 model year, initially under the Datsun brand. Offering rear-wheel drive six-cylinder power, it was advertised as a full-size flagship initially available as a sedan or wagon. The switch to front-wheel drive came with the second-generation model, which now bears Nissan badging, and would remain so for the rest of its life. Always considered a sports sedan, the Maxima arguably peaked among enthusiasts during the 1990s and early 2000s with fourth- and fifth-generation models, which offered understated styling with V6 power and a manual transmission. .