Updated 2019 Nissan Maxima on Its Way to L.A.

19_Nissan_Maxima_MFR.jpg 2019 Nissan Maxima | Manufacturer image

An updated Nissan Maxima is on the way. Last redesigned for the 2016 model year, Nissan’s upscale sedan looks to get a significant refresh for 2019. Full details will come during the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, but Nissan released an image today of the car’s front quarter.

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The Maxima’s V-Motion grille appears a little deeper and more angular than on the 2016-18 car, though it stops well short of the redesigned 2019 Altima’s ground-to-hood style. The outboard foglights sit in taller portals, while the headlights carry the 2016-18 shape but overhauled elements within, with elongated piped lighting under a string of jewel-like headlights similar to what Acura does. The front bumper no longer encloses the bottom grille opening; a separate unit now forms the lower boundary.

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Of course, it’s hard to say how much of this — particularly the headlight design — comes courtesy of any sport package or particular trim level; Nissan didn’t reveal what particular Maxima variant its image shows. The sedan’s cut lines appear unchanged, as does the floating roof appearance courtesy of blacked-out window pillars.

The automaker says the Maxima will offer Nissan Safety Shield 360 technology, a package of advanced safety features. On the 2019 Altima and Rogue, Safety Shield 360 constitutes automatic high-beam assist, blind spot warning, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert and rear automatic braking. Nissan announced in September plans to include the package as standard equipment on all top-selling models by 2021.

Stay tuned for more details on the 2019 Nissan Maxima as we get closer to the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

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