2016 Nissan Maxima production starts
The first all-new 2016 Nissan Maximas are rolling off of the assembly line in Smyrna, Tennessee. Revealed earlier this month at the New York Auto Show, the eighth generation of Nissan's midsize 4-door is the most aggressively styled and purposefully packaged version yet. Smyrna has been home to the U.S.-built Maxima since 2003 and has turned out nearly 800,000 of them during the past 12 years.
Also: Class of 2016 -- New Cars Ready to Roll
"Today's launch of the all-new Maxima is the beginning of an exciting year for Nissan's U.S. line-up, with new versions of the Altima, Sentra and Titan due later this year," said John Martin, Nissan's senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing. "New models produced at our U.S. plants in Smyrna, Tennessee and Canton, Mississippi helped to propel Nissan to nearly 1.4 million sales in the U.S. in 2014, and vehicles like the all-new Maxima will help us eclipse that record this year." In addition to the Maxima, Smyrna also makes the Nissan Altima, the LEAF EV, Rogue compact crossover, the midsize Pathfinder SUV and the Infiniti QX60 luxury crossover.
More Midsize Sedans