One other one bites the mud. One other sedan that’s, particularly Nissan’s Maxima which is able to stop manufacturing in mid-2023.
Information of the Maxima’s demise was first introduced to staff, suppliers and sellers on Wednesday, Nissan spokesman Dan Passe informed Motor Authority.
The Maxima is constructed at Nissan’s plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The automaker moved simply 16,386 examples within the U.S. in 2021, versus 103,777 examples of the Altima over the identical interval. The 2 sedans are comparable in measurement, with the Maxima positioned because the sportier choice. The Altima was simply up to date for the 2023 model 12 months.
The present Maxima is the eighth era of a nameplate that dates again to 1980, and with a historical past like that we would not be stunned if the nameplate returns, maybe on a future hybrid or electrical automobile, one thing hinted at by Passe within the remark, “Please keep tuned for future Nissan Maxima information as we empower journeys via thrilling autos and tech innovation.”
Nissan in 2021 introduced plans to launch 23 electrified fashions throughout its Nissan and Infiniti manufacturers by 2030, of which 15 might be electrical autos. The automaker goals to have EVs account for 40% of gross sales by the top of the last decade, together with some packing solid-state batteries.
Nissan hasn’t supplied a lot element on its future EV plans, although the automaker has confirmed plans to construct a pair of EVs at its plant in Canton, Mississippi, beginning in 2025. One might be for Nissan and the opposite for Infiniti.