MUSCAT — The flagship Nissan Maxima 2012 introduced last year in Oman has proven to be the perfect vehicle choice for the young drivers in the country. Launched as a breakthrough design, Nissan Maxima is a great fusion of the practicality of a sedan and the soul of a sports car. And this combination of sports sedan styling along with ample comfort and luxury that the Maxima provides has made it a favourite among the youngsters in the Sultanate.
Moreover, the driver-oriented cockpit and an advanced drivetrain anchored by Nissan’s legendary VQ-series V6 3.5L engine that produces 290 horsepower, contributes immensely to the thrilling and pleasurable experience of driving this sedan. To Nissan’s credit, the VQ is a seven-time winner of the ‘Ten Best Engines Award’ presented by the US automotive journal Ward’s Auto World and when paired with the new Continuously Variable Transmission, it makes the 2012 Nissan Maxima a seamless powerful car.
Nissan Maxima is quick, evidenced by its 0-60 mph clocking in 6.3 seconds, which is the type of acceleration prowess youngsters enjoy. Despite this, the sizeable engine impact on the gas mileage is a mere 19-26 mph.
Apart from solid performance, Nissan Maxima also offers maximum comfort and safety. Maxima provides extremely nimble handling and leaves the driver feeling confident and in control. Braking is strong and the vehicle is relatively quiet as well, thanks to an improved engine-mounting system and more rigid body. Six standard airbag system is available to ensure safety of all the passengers. What adds to the confidence of full proof safety is that the 2012 Maxima has received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s highest 5 stars rating for side-impact crash safety.
That’s not all. The 2012 Nissan Maxima has received many other accolades including the ALG’s Residual Value Award for best full-size car and the Best Resale Value in its class by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com.
Quality of power, performance and safety shows in the eye-catching exterior of the Maxima with rear combination lights, a new front grille design, large glass surfaces and 19-inch aluminium-alloy wheels. Key features include High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon headlights, smoked appearance headlights, a compass in the rearview mirror, a rear spoiler, fog lights, dark satin chrome front grille, outside mirrors with integrated turn signals and metallic trim. And it’s the fine exterior appointments that hint at luxury within the sedan.
A luxury sedan should ease both the body and the mind and keeping this thought central, the Nissan Maxima’s warm and roomy interior provides a quiet space to stretch out and discover the rewards of ergonomic design. All the information which one needs while driving is easily accessible with the Rear View Monitor and Nissan Hard Drive Navigation system with XM NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information and XM NavWeather.
Care has been taken to ensure that all the controls are comfortably within the reach of the automobilist and the wide range of fun youthful features include 2-DIN audio system featuring an AM/FM radio, cassette deck and seven speakers. A CD auto-changer is also available, set in the trunk.
Nissan Maxima is engineered, built, tuned and aimed at young drivers who prefer sporty handling and a firmer ride as opposed to the softer, more luxurious rides associated with other cars in this class. To this end, four driver-selectable modes are available: D-mode or the automatic mode; DS mode which is the drive sport automatic; Shift lever and Paddle shifter which is the manual mode.
The Nissan Maxima’s main USP is undoubtedly its comfort quotient — it provides the comfort of performance, smoothness and power as only a Nissan vehicle can. It also offers the comfort of design that is dedicated to quiet relaxation. And last but not the least, the comfort of knowing that one is safe with the advanced safety features that are available in the all-new Nissan Maxima 2012.
While at its core, the Nissan Maxima is a family sedan that seats five people, it offers enough performance and handling to please young drivers who really value these two qualities.
In addition, the Maxima has abundant amount of standard features and a modernised, comfortable interior, together with the guarantee of customer-centric and outstanding services of the Suhail Bahwan Automobiles.