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2009 Nissan Maxima Spyshot

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Lookin good lookin good....

Spy photographers have caught the first ever images of the redesigned Nissan Maxima, a month ahead of it’s New York Auto Show introduction. With sales expected to begin this fall, the seventh-generation will be badged as a 2009 model.

A Renault-Nissan diesel powerplant is expected to follow the initial engine offerings, arriving in a couple years as a 2011 model. In addition to the diesel motor, a Toyota-developed hybrid system may also be offered – and we’re expecting this as early as the 2010 model year!

Watch for the uncloaked version to debut next month!

Leftlanenews.com

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Look, everybody, it's Chris's birthday present. :P

Hard to tell anything with the acres of black garbage bags taped on it, but I think the rear fenders have a little hip to them.

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Looks too similar to the current generation as far as I can tell. Its getting to be time that the Max turns rear wheel drive and competes with the Chrysler 300/Dodge Charger/Pontiac G8

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Also, from what I can tell, the front reminds me of the now departed Q45.

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all of nissans 'new models' lately have merely been thin evolutions of the previous version. i had hoped the max would have been changed a lot. guess not. nissan will need a new styling direction soon.

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Is that a hood bulge or a pocket of air?

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I still don't understand why this car can coexist with the Altima. If you want upscale, there's the Skyline.

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Is that a hood bulge or a pocket of air?

It's just foam blocks or something under the camo.

If this is the Maxima, then it's a very good copy of a Volvo.

Hah don't worry...it came out of a Nissan facility and has a Nissan plate.

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I still don't understand why this car can coexist with the Altima. If you want upscale, there's the Skyline.

Besides the GT-R, what is this Skyline of which you speak?

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Besides the GT-R, what is this Skyline of which you speak?

i think she's referring to the G35/G37, which are called the Skyline in the Japan (the new GT-R is not a Skyline).

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i think she's referring to the G35/G37, which are called the Skyline in the Japan (the new GT-R is not a Skyline).

Most likely.

And Toni's a he, not a she. :P

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i think she's referring to the G35/G37, which are called the Skyline in the Japan (the new GT-R is not a Skyline).

Hmm... I guess I learn something new every day, although it's something I should have known. :duh:

I often see people still refer to the forthcoming GT-R as a Skyline though... just wanted to make sure that he wasn't doing the same.

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Most likely.

And Toni's a he, not a she. :P

Ohh...sorry. I am used to that spelling being feminine, i.e. Toni Morrison, Toni Braxton etc..

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Hmm... I guess I learn something new every day, although it's something I should have known. :duh:

I often see people still refer to the forthcoming GT-R as a Skyline though... just wanted to make sure that he wasn't doing the same.

Yeah...easy enough to do, since the GT-R in the past has always been a Skyline... it's too bad they don't call the new one Skyline, since GT-R by itself is so generic, while 'Skyline' is very evocative...reminds me of fast drives along Skyline Drive (an incredible road in the Santa Cruz mountains in the SF Bay Area).

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It's just foam blocks or something under the camo.

Hah don't worry...it came out of a Nissan facility and has a Nissan plate.

Ahh, so Renault has secretly bought Volvo after all :AH-HA_wink:

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I can see a sort of Volvo-ish shoulder line on last year's Intima concept, but other than that this looks nothing like either the Intima or the current Maxima. It's certainly a departure.

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:o Wow, that would be shocking!
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