All-electric Nissan Maxima to be unveiled in 2022August 3, 2020
As part of his interview, Ashwani Gupta, Nissan’s chief operating officer, talked about plans for the next generation of the full-size Nissan Maxima sedan. The iconic model could be fully electric.
Nissan wants to update approximately 70 percent of its lineup by mid-2021. As a long-term development strategy, the Japanese automaker will move to a shorter three-year lifecycle for its core models – meaning each new generation will last three years, not five years earlier.
“We are in the process of massively revamping our line of models in the US,” – said Ashwani Gupta, Nissan’s chief operating officer.
“As part of our development strategy for the coming years, the next generation of the full-size Maxima sedan could be fully electric. A new version of the model, which will be inspired by the previously unveiled IMs electric concept, could arrive in the second half of 2022.
In addition, Mr. Gupta said that a few months earlier, Nissan should unveil a successor to the 370Z sports car. It will reportedly be inspired by old Nissan Z-series sports cars in terms of design and will be powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine. Meanwhile, a new version of the GT-R supercar is also in development, but it probably won’t arrive until 2023.
The budget-minded Versa may be phased out after its current generation, but still, new versions of the car will be out until the second half of 2022. The more expensive Sentra model will be sold unchanged until 2023, when the model will be restyled.
Also, the chief operating officer of the brand spoke about the changes in the crossover segment. For example, the mid-size Murano should be completely redesigned for the 2022 model year, and the full-size Pathfinder should receive a new generation a few months earlier. The same goes for Amanda and Rogue (aka X-Trail).
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that photos of the new generation Nissan Pathfinder were shown on the Web. The current generation was introduced in 2012 and is already in need of an update. In test trials, the SUV was dressed in a thick layer of camouflage.
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