The Nissan Maxima is the O.G. four-door sports car-at least according to Nissan, which has attached that moniker to its largest sedan for decades. The current-generation Maxima’s production run is slated to end this year, but the nameplate isn’t headed to the scrap heap. Instead, it’ll reappear in the next couple of years as an electric sedan that should borrow much of its styling from the lovely IMs concept that debuted back in 2019. The 2025 Nissan Maxima is also expected to receive powertrain components from the electric Ariya SUV, with the sedan believed to be built starting in 2025 in Canton, Mississippi.
The next Maxima will be an entirely new when it arrives for the 2025 model year. It will replace the current generation, which wraps up production this year. The Maxima name will take a gap year for 2024 while Nissan begins the lineup shuffle. We expect very few parts of the current Maxima to transfer over for 2025, except for the number of doors. Some of its styling will come from the IMs concept, a collection of sharp angles and thin lights that Nissan called an “elevated sports sedan.”
Nissan has not yet discussed how the 2025 Maxima lineup may look. The trims will likely follow the same progression as the Ariya, which ditches the old capital-letter style (e.g. SR, SV) in favor of clever names like Engage and Evolve. We believe the Maxima will offer a small-battery variant to keep the base price low. Upper models will improve on power and range, with the latter carrying the “+” designation as part of the trim name.