Sorry I meant 3.5 engine, but it is just a shame that they hooked that 300hp up to a CVT.Hmmm?
The Maxima averaged about 45K cars per year over this past generation in the US alone, it does have a lot of over-lap with the Altima
but I can't see them canceling it outright. Especially when Nissan just stated they plan to focus sales on the NA and Chinese markets..
Which the Maxima also sells very-well in.
I suspect we will see it move to a larger vehicle over-all backed with a hybrid system to differentiate it
from the Altima as well as push fleet EPA numbers.
There is certinally issues with Nissan structuring and being a traditional Japanese company but looking at the new Sentra, Altima
and Versa I think the brand is headed in the right direction.
Also none of the 3.0TT engines are hooked up to a CVT or FWD for that matter....
Unfortunately the American market is all SUVs right now and even the Murano outsells the Maxima 2:1. Even the Rogue outsells the Altima now. Right now Nissan's focus is on the new Pathfinder, next gen Rogue, and new Altima.