2016 Nissan Maxima

Yes, this is the “4-door sports car” Nissan was talking about – it’s the eighth-gen 2016 Nissan Maxima. The muscular mid-sizer pretty much retains the swoopy silhouette of Detroit 2014’s Sport Sedan concept, with the production headlamps, wheels, door mirrors and door handles doing almost nothing to spoil its looks.

Stand-out styling elements are aplenty, including a heavily-sculpted bonnet, mean-looking headlamps with C-shaped DRL eyebrows (the motif is echoed by the warm-glowing tail lamps), a V-Motion face, a ‘floating’ roofline and twin tailpipes. This is Nissan’s flagship, and it certainly looks it.

The new Nissan Maxima actually made a cameo appearance at the end of the company’s “With Dad” Super Bowl commercial – check it out below. We should have more details closer to the car’s debut at the New York show in April.

2016 Nissan Maxima