A 40th anniversary edition of the Nissan Maxima will join the 2021 lineup when it goes on sale this fall. The Maxima is the longest continuous running Nissan nameplate in the U.S., going back to 1981 when it made its sales debut.
The limited-production package includes a two-tone Ruby Slate Gray Pearl exterior color with black roof, red semi-aniline leather-appointed seating, satin dark chrome interior faceted finishes, white speedometer and tachometer faces reminiscent of past Maxima models, heated rear seats and more.
The 40th anniversary edition will be offered in SV, SR and Platinum-grade levels, each equipped with a 300-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine and Xtronic transmission.
Now in its eighth generation, the Maxima’s history dates back to the Datsun Bluebird 810 of the late 1970s, which was the first to carry the Maxima nameplate. In 2016, the current generation Maxima debuted sporting the V-Motion front end and floating roof design. A minor facelift followed in 2019 with enhancements to its safety, security and connectivity technology.
In June, the Maxima was named the top vehicle in the Large Car segment of J.D. Power Initial Quality Study for a third consecutive year. It also has achieved a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for five consecutive years.