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Yeah, that massive 15-foot alligator sauntering through a Florida golf course has a name -- because he's become a "regular"... and miraculously, no one's been eaten yet! 

Chubbs was first spotted at the Buffalo Creek Golf Course in Palmetto, FL back in 2016 -- and has become a social media sensation ever since... mostly because he's a giant, green monster. 

But, the gator returned on Saturday -- with stunned golfers crapping their pants as the carnivore strolled cover through his home course. 

Course officials have said Chubbs is almost like a pet -- he does his own thing and doesn't bother anyone. 

Just as long as you keep your distance. 

As for his name, guessing it's inspired by "Happy Gilmore" -- you remember the guy who lost his hand to a DAMN ALLIGATOR!!! 

       

is going all /... at least it seems that way because he appears to be serious about getting into the tequila game.

Musk has filed legal docs to develop a Tesla-brand tequila. This started as an April Fools joke... where he tweeted Tesla had gone bankrupt and "Elon was found passed out against a Tesla Model 3, surrounded by Teslaquilla bottles, the tracks of dried tears still visible on his cheeks." 

Well it appears it wasn't a joke, because Elon filed docs saying his company intended to manufacture the booze, ID'ing it as "distilled agave liquor."

He even tweeted the mock up of the bottle, adding, "Teslaquila coming soon."

The reason this is no joke... filing trademark applications with the federal governments must legally be done in good faith. The Feds don't appreciate practical jokes... and there can be legal consequences.

      

EXCLUSIVE

This is creepy, even for  -- the hospital gown the notorious murderer was wearing when he died, along with the coroner's toe tag and ALL of his bone fragments are headed to ' Haunted Museum... a score he's calling the motherload of all motherloads.

The “Ghost Adventures” star tells TMZ... Manson's grandson, Jason Freeman, gave Zak all of the items this week. They'll be front-and-center at his  ... which already features  and two paintings -- one that has and another.

However, the latest cache takes the cake. Manson's hospital gown contains his body fluids... same goes for the sheet that was draped over Manson's body while it lay in the morgue. 

But, that's not all... how about the electrodes taken off Manson's body after he died, along with his hospital bracelet? Then there are bone fragments... we're told Freeman scraped the bones from the incinerator after Manson's body was burnt to a crisp. Zak tells us, "This is probably the most powerful possession I now own at my museum."

As for why Freeman donated the items... Zak tells us Freeman said holding on to them at his home triggered paranormal activity, like weird noises. And then, there's this... Zak says Freeman told him one day while pulling into his driveway he got a call on his cell from his home phone.

No one was home.

       

EXCLUSIVE

Things got nasty on the set of the upcoming "Joker" movie over the weekend... we're told extras were locked on a subway car for more than 3 hours, and it got so bad some people started peeing on the tracks. 

Sources on set tell TMZ... extras for the movie were filming a scene in a Brooklyn subway station and they were locked in a train car and denied their break after 2 hours of work... leading to a sticky situation. 

The extras started banging on the subway doors asking to be let out because people needed to use the bathroom, but they were kept inside and eventually resorted to pissing on the tracks through the small spaces between cars.  

We've learned SAG received a complaint about a break time violation and they sent a rep to the set to resolve the situation... and SAG will continue to follow up and monitor the set. 

Warner Bros. tells TMZ they're looking into what went down on the tracks. 

     

EXCLUSIVE

How's THIS for a party trick!?!

Pro tricking athlete Bailey Payne -- who's landed huge endorsement deals with brands like Red Bull -- is known for his insane parkour moves and other viral vids.

So, when we spoke with B.P. leaving Poppy in L.A. on Monday night... he gladly put on a show for us -- IN THE STREETS!! -- and fired off 5 straight flips like it was nothin'.

BTW -- Payne has a huge following on Instagram... with more than a quarter-million followers on his page.

The 22-year-old tells us how he got into flipping for a living... and shares a horror story that involves playing in traffic.

Which reminds us -- DON'T DO THIS AT HOME. SERIOUSLY!!!!

DON'T!!!!!!!

    

outdid himself Friday night when one of his most famous paintings scored a.4 million bid and then it suddenly shredded into pieces.

The auction went down at Sotheby’s in London and just after the gavel went down, the painting  -- "Girl With Balloon" -- began disappearing from view.

The canvas slid down the frame, which became a shredder, cutting the artwork into smithereens.

The audience looked horrified, but get this... the person who scored the piece was “surprised” but apparently didn’t back out of the deal. The buzz is, that the shredded artwork may actually be worth more than.4 mil.

Art... it’s not for everyone.

 

     

EXCLUSIVE

made it clear the only spirits he's messing with this October are gonna be in bottles... 'cause he's had enough haunted adventures to last a lifetime. 

We got Post Thursday at LAX and asked if he's planning to conjure any more entities on Halloween... and, based on his answer, the rapper had booze on the brain.

Can't blame him. Post looks a bit stressed signing a seemingly endless amount of autographs as he's being mobbed by fans. 

Then again, Post could still be on edge after his  with the  ... even though he swears the supposed curse is behind him.

Regardless of what's really stressing him out, Post shares his master plan to cut down on giving out his John Hancock. 

As for his Halloween plans... we're guessing Post will toast to no more ghosts. 

     

If you were already sick and tired of seeing electric scooters zipping all over L.A.'s Westside, too bad... 'cause Uber's dumping even more of 'em onto the streets.

Uber rolled out its own line of electric scooters Wednesday in Santa Monica, which they're calling JUMP. No word if these things can catch air -- 'memba Razors?! We're guessing it's not recommended since these seem to be similar to scooters Bird and Lime are using.

Needless to say, these little fellas have pissed off a lot of people for a bunch of different reasons -- blocking walkways, riding in the middle of roadways,... and so on. On the other hand -- they're super fun!!! Try one out sometime... responsibly.

Apparently, through October 7, people who use Uber's new scooter can rent 'em for free for 5-30 minute rides. Capitalism at its finest. 

   

EXCLUSIVE

Will Smith took less than 3 minutes to go from the rim of the Grand Canyon to hovering 1,000 feet over it and then plummeting out of a helicopter, but it took TONS of man hours to pull off that adrenaline rush.

T-Minus Productions, the company hired to pull off Big Willy's 50th birthday bungee jump, says they started by hiring an elite stunt performance team... along with 2 stunt helicopter pilots and riggers. They're the guys who double, triple and quadruple checked Will's bungee cord and harness on the chopper.

The test runs started weeks ago with a stand-in who matched Will's height and weight. On the day of the jump, you saw a medic check Will's vitals... but we're told all those checks were also happening in the weeks leading up to the jump. Safety first, even for an action movie vet.

We're told before the day of, there were several test jumps using a weighted dummy. A stunt double, as well as YouTube star Ammar Kandil -- who originally challenged Will to make the jump -- also did test jumps in the hours before Will got strapped in.

All that planning explains why Will looked pretty confident as he boarded the helicopter.

      

EXCLUSIVE

could still work a room in the clink, but it won't be in any comedic capacity -- mostly just in kitchen duty and stitching s up for pennies... TMZ has learned.

A Pennsylvania Dept. of Corrections official tells us, if Cosby wants to, he can go right to work if there are positions available. While working isn't mandatory, Cosby certainly has a lot of ways to make up to nearly half a buck an hour.

Just a few examples of what he could do... maintenance (inside or outside), kitchen work, assisting infirm inmates or working in garment factories. We're told that if Cosby was placed in any of these departments... he'd work a job that'd accommodate his legal blindness. In other words... he probably won't slop gruel on trays.

Salaries for these gigs range from

The Nissan Maxima is a / (previously ) manufactured by and sold primarily in North America, the Middle East, and China. Making its sales debut in 1981 for the 1982 as the Datsun Maxima, it replaced the earlier . The name "Maxima" dates back to 1980 for the 1981 model year when the upscale 810 sold as the "810 Maxima" in North America. Like the 810, early versions of the Maxima had their origins in the . The brand was phased out in favor of Nissan in 1984 for the 1985 model year, thus becoming the Nissan Maxima.

Most pre-2003 Maximas were built in , Japan, until the current North American Maximas started being assembled in .

In some markets beyond North America, the "Maxima" name has also been applied to the and (see ).

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North America[]

First generation (G910; 1981–1984)[]

The first car to wear the Maxima name, the second generation , was introduced in 1980 for the 1981 model year. It was essentially a Japanese-market with a 3.9 in (99 mm) longer nose to accommodate the inline-six engine. This model replaced the . The second generation Datsun 810 was not sold in Japan, only in North America as the more basic Datsun 810 Deluxe and the fully equipped 810 Maxima. Both were available with either sedan or wagon bodywork. In 1981 for the 1982 model year, all 810s were rebranded as Datsun Maxima. In 1983 for model year 1984, the last year of the first generation Maxima, North American Datsuns began carrying the "Nissan" badge as well. Only 1984 model year Nissans have both "Nissan" and "Datsun" badges on the back of the car, although earlier models had a "Datsun" badge with a tiny "by Nissan" section underneath.

For the first model year, the 810 Deluxe was the only version to receive the five-speed manual, while the luxurious 810 Maxima only came with a three-speed automatic. The Maxima's introduction to North America followed the successful introduction of the , and used the same engine and transmission while offering luxurious accommodations and four doors. The sedans have independent rear suspension while the wagon has a leaf sprung live rear axle. The wagon also received rear drums rather than disc brakes.

The second generation retained the same 2.4-liter base engine as the previous Datsun 810, although up 2 to 120 hp (1 to 89 kW) and with more torque available at a lower engine speed. It was also available with the 2.8-liter LD28 OHC inline-six diesel engine (available in the US from mid-1981 through 1983) with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed with overdrive.

Some of the power steering pumps were sourced from ' Saginaw Gear division, while others were sourced from Atsugi. This was the second Nissan to use US-sourced parts besides the T-5 transmission used in the 82–86 Nissan ZX Turbos. The use of USA-made parts was phased in prior to the passage of imposed by the U.S. Government.

One unique feature of the car was its phonograph-based voice warning system. Warnings like those for a door being open, etc. would be relayed through the mini phonograph and played for the driver to hear. A common thing to hear would be, "door is open, key is in ignition." 1981 models were the first 'talking car' sold in the US and offered only one voice warning, a female voice reminding the driver to "please turn off the lights".

1981 Datsun 810 wagon 

1983 Datsun Maxima sedan 

Second generation (PU11; 1985–1988)[]

In the fall of 1984, the first Maxima (based on the ) was introduced for the 1985 model year. This Maxima was available with a 157 hp (117 kW), 3.0-liter and a four-speed or a five-speed . In Japan, a smaller 2.0-liter version of this engine was fitted. These engines were the first V6 engine to be mass-produced in Japan. The second generation was assigned status in the US market. This was the last generation to be available as a , a version which had been offered since the Datsun 810 days.

1987 Nissan Maxima sedan (US) Nissan Maxima wagon (US) U11 series Nissan Bluebird Maxima hardtop (Japan)

In late 1986, the 1987 Maxima was introduced with a freshened exterior and interior. Automatic shoulder belts were now found on both the 1987 sedan and wagons built after February 1987. Luxury amenities were offered on both the "base" GL, later renamed GXE and SE trim levels. Such features for the GL/GXE included on the driver and passenger side door panel, power windows, locks, antenna, power seats, remote trunk release, voice warning system, optional leather seating, optional heated front seats, an optional Electronics Pkg (a sedan exclusive, it included a digital instruments and a trip computer) and an optional power sunroof (sunroof was standard on Maxima wagons). 15-inch alloy wheels were standard for the Maxima.

An exclusive option for 1988 was the Sonar Suspension System -which was part of the Electronics Pkg- replacing the trip computer that was previously offered. This feature used sonar waves to monitor the road conditions ahead and adjusted the shocks accordingly for the most controlled ride. 1988 was also the year that the previously standard digital touch system offered on the GXE sedan became part of the 'Electronics Package' option as well. The SE (and some GXEs) offered dual power seats, a five-speed manual transmission, three-way shock adjust suspension, front and rear windshield defroster, and a factory-installed security system. The SE also has a small rear spoiler, all-wheel disc brakes, black side rear view mirrors, and (GXE got body-color side rear-view mirrors and matching body molding). Again, the Maxima's prime competitor was the similarly specified , which remained rear wheel drive. The Maxima provided a combination of luxury and sporty features while the Cressida was generally seen as being softer and more luxurious.

The Japanese market "Bluebird Maxima" received either four-door hardtop sedan or pillared sedan bodywork and a 2.0-liter V6 engine (with an available turbocharger). It received the smaller V6 engine so that it would comply with Japanese Government that tax larger vehicles. The station wagon bodywork was not available in the home market, with the hardtop exclusive to Japanese dealerships.

Third generation (J30; 1989–1994)[]

The Maxima was redesigned in 1988 for the 1989 model year as the J30 series (not to be confused with the unrelated ) model. Bigger dimensions made it the second Japanese sedan sold in North America to qualify as a "mid-size" (after the ). Nissan marketed this generation Maxima in North America a four-door sports car and even gave it a "4DSC" window decal showing this, and this generation was briefly sold in Japan, replacing the sedan at locations. A refresh occurred in August 1991 for the 1992 model year (from July 1991 production), adding a driver's side SRS airbag and the facelifted version was no longer offered in Japan.

1992–1994 Nissan Maxima (US)

It now featured the 160 hp (119 kW), 3.0-liter V6, with the 190 hp (142 kW), unit standard on the SE model starting in 1991. In the United States, the VG30E engine, which featured a variable intake manifold on both automatic and manual transmission models, was used on all 1989 to 1994 GXE models and 1989 to 1991 SE models. This generation Maxima was fitted with an independent rear suspension, and continued to offer the road scanning, electronic (sonar). An interesting feature was the on the GXE (in conjunction with the new Luxury Package), which allowed the windows to be lowered and the moon roof opened from outside the vehicle on a keypad integrated on the front door handle without the key in the ignition.

The engine was exclusively offered on the 1992–1994 Maxima SE. It was a 3.0-liter, 24 valve, DOHC motor. Its iron block was topped with aluminum cylinder heads and featured a dual length intake manifold (5-speed model only), variable intake valve timing, coil on plug ignition, plus a limited-slip differential. The VE30DE was rated at 190 hp (142 kW) at 5600 rpm and 190 lb⋅ft (258 N⋅m) at 4000 rpm, and had a 6500 rpm redline. The SE models can be further distinguished from the GXE by their white-faced gauges, twisted-spoke turbine wheels (.5 inch wider than GXE wheels and similar in design to wheels offered on the Z31 300ZX), body-colored grille, twin-tip mufflers, factory-tinted tail lights, black trim replacing chrome, firmer sport suspension, and optional 5-speed manual transmission. The automatic transmission on all GXEs (RE4F02A) was an innovative compact unit from Jatco, which featured "sport" and "comfort" modes that shifted at different points. The 1992 to 1994 SE received an optional automatic transmission (RE4F04V) that had stronger internals, but kept the "sport" and "comfort" modes. The SE also had a rear spoiler and black side mirrors, whereas the GXE has body-color side mirrors.

1990 Nissan Maxima Ti (Australia) 1993–1995 Nissan Maxima Executive (Australia)

During this year, the Maxima was first introduced to the European market, replacing the . For European markets, the model range was: 3.0, 3.0 S, and 3.0 SE.

began importing the J30 series for a May 1990 release to replace the locally assembled sedan and station wagon. Powertrain comprised the 3.0-liter VG30E V6 rated at 122 kW (164 hp) and a four-speed automatic. Nissan made the Maxima available in two equipment grades, the M and Ti. The M featured air conditioning, alloy wheels, central locking, cruise control, power steering, and power windows. The Ti added a rear spoiler, climate control air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, electric seats and a PIN touch-pad locking system. The M-based LE of late 1991 featured a CD player and sunroof. There was also a leather/sunroof pack optional on Ti.Nissan Australia released a facelift in January 1993 that included a new grille insert, revised tail lamps, wheels and cabin trim. A driver airbag was now fitted to the Ti, and made optional on the new Executive trim that replaced M. The J30 in Australia was replaced in February 1995 by a new Maxima based on the .

The three variants assembled locally in New Zealand had and the Engine only. Versions sold in Japan and Europe had a option as an alternative to the automatic transmission that was standard in North America and Australia/New Zealand. The Maxima SE was on magazine's for 1990.

Another Bluebird Maxima continued on as a and solely as a with the engine during this period until the introduction of the , and the Avenir replaced the Bluebird wagon altogether.

Fourth generation (A32; 1995–1999)[]

Designed in 1991, the fourth generation Maxima arrived in May 1994 for the 1995 model year as the A32. A new 190 hp (141 kW), 205 lb⋅ft (278 N⋅m) 3.0 liter V6 was the only engine option for the North American market. The VQ30DE earned a first spot on the List, and the VQ has now been recognized consecutively for every year since its introduction (as of 2012, 18 years running). The independent rear suspension of the previous generation was replaced with a lighter and cheaper system, part of a general trend of cost cutting by Japanese manufacturers in the wake of the bursting of of the late 1980s.

The Maxima's primary competitor, the , was discontinued after the 1992 model year, with Toyota touting the front-wheel-drive , a stretched version of the introduced in 1994, as its replacement.

1997–1999 Nissan Maxima (US)

In October 1996, the Maxima's exterior was refreshed for 1997, with new five-spoke alloy wheels, plastic (clear-lens) headlights vs. the previous glass headlights, a slightly different front and rear fascia with new redesigned tail-lights, the rear-facing part of the trunk was smoothed out to match the tail-lights, re-designed fog-lights and badge designs, and a chrome grille insert for GLE's (body color for SE models) was added. Among interior changes were a different steering wheel and . Front seat-mounted side impact airbags were added as an option for 1998 and 1999 SE and GLE models. There were also structural modifications to improve crash worthiness for the 1997 to 1999 models. The 1999 Nissan Maxima also saw some minor changes: an Anti-Theft Engine Immobilizer was standard using a chip in the ignition key, as well as some minor body trims.

The 1999 Maxima SE was also available with a Limited Package which consisted of Titanium tinted SE-Limited emblems on the front doors, titanium tinted trunk emblems, and titanium tinted 16" alloy wheels. The interior gauge cluster was also titanium tinted and the optional leather seats were perforated and embossed with SE on the backrests. The front floor mats were also embossed with SE-Limited logos.

The North American 1995 Maxima included a Sound System on the GLE (optional on the SE) which had a 6 speaker sound system, a system was also an option (non-Bose). The fourth generation Maxima was highly praised for its quiet, roomy interior.

This Maxima was 's for 1995. The Maxima SE again made magazine's for 1995 and 1996.

The 1995's VQ30DE (3.0 litre) engine produced 190 hp (142 kW) and 205 lb⋅ft (278 N⋅m) of torque. With the manual transmission 0–60 mph took 6.6 seconds with a quarter-mile time of 15.2-seconds at 92.4-mph, making it both the quickest and fastest (142 mph top speed) Japanese sedan on the North American market at that time.[citation needed] A top-of-the-line 1994 Maxima GLE equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission turned in a 8.0-second 0-60-mph run with a 16.0-second/89.4-mph quarter-mile time.

At the time, the Maxima was one of few four-door, six-cylinder cars sold in North America with a standard manual transmission. A viscous limited slip differential came standard on Canadian SE models equipped with the 5-speed manual (in the US, the VLSD was restricted to the ). The automatic was a no cost option, which most Maximas were equipped with.

As the Maxima badge was retired in Japan, this particular generation was sold there as the A32. The Cefiro badge had previously been used on a -based, higher specification model with rear-wheel drive (see A31 Cefiro). For the Japanese market, a Cefiro-badged station wagon was also available. One version of the Cefiro (Brougham VIP spec) was sold in the US as the , yet the Cefiro had subtle differences including different fog light arrangements, one-piece headlights and a few assorted engine options (VQ20/25/30DE). The Cefiro was actually introduced first, in August 1994, and was originally available with 2 and 2.5-liter V6 engines with 155 or 190 PS (114 or 140 kW) JIS.

This generation was also sold as the Maxima QX in Europe and other parts of the world, and was mostly identical to the Japanese Cefiro except for minor trim differences. In Europe a smaller, two-litre V6 engine with 140 PS (103 kW) was available in addition to the larger 3.0, to suit local taxation structures.

Fifth generation (A33; 2000–2003)[]

Introduced in May 1999, the 2000 model year Maxima (designated A33) was a refresh of the previous car, designed at Nissan's design studio during 1996–1997 under . The engine was a 222 hp (166 kW) (227 hp SE) 3.0 L . The vehicle has a 0–60 mph time of 7.0 seconds. This variant of the VQ30DE was referred to as the VQ30DE-K. In this variation, there were three models (GXE, GLE, and SE). The "GXE" was the base Maxima. The GLE was the "luxury" variant and had 16 inch wheels.

This generation was used for the Infiniti I30 (a rebadged ). The 2001 Maxima had a special edition of the SE model which commemorates the 20th anniversary of this particular Nissan. In addition to the usual SE content, this car has the Infiniti I30's engine, special side skirts (ground effects) all around the lower perimeter, and a few special touches to the interior. The last addition includes drilled metal "brushed metallic" pedals, a brushed metallic shifter, and stainless steel door sill plates that bear the name Nissan Maxima. The optional leather is perforated, unlike that in the regular SE. Finally, the "SE Comfort and Convenience Package" which includes a sunroof, 17-inch chrome wheels, and a few other things is standard.

This generation of Maxima also saw Nissan introduce a Bridgestone-made engine mount with sensors that communicate with the ECM. Many transmission-like problems such as 'unable to shift into higher gears' resulted from worn engine mounts triggering signals to prevent the vehicle gaining higher speed. This problem was not often detected by the diagnostics conducted on the transmission and ECM as they were not the cause of the problem.

2002–2003 Nissan Maxima GLE (US)

In 2002, the engine was replaced for the whole lineup with a 3.5 L that produced 255 hp (190 kW) and 246 lb⋅ft (334 N⋅m) of torque. In addition, the model got a slight refresh with a larger grille opening, headlamps with (HID) low beams, a six-speed manual transmission with optional helical borrowed from the Japan market (identified by brushed, metal pedals for the accelerator, brake, and clutch), revised 17-inch six-spoke wheels on the SE models, new 17-inch seven spoke wheels on the GLE models, clear taillights, and some interior and exterior refinements over the 2000 to 2001 models. Some interior differences include slightly redesigned seats, a smaller shift knob on automatic models along with a different shift pattern, and a different cup holder lid. 2002-03 SE models equipped with the six-speed manual transmissions were capable of 0-60 acceleration of 6.0 seconds with a quarter mile time of 14.7 seconds @ 97mph. The 02-03 cars also posted substantially better braking numbers, requiring 182 feet to stop from 70 mph, compared with the 195 feet of the 2000 model.

For 2003, there was a special package called the Titanium Edition with special wheels and interior treatment, as well as a Meridian Edition package which included heated seats and steering wheel (usually leather, although some were available with heated cloth), and a GPS navigation system. The Titanium Edition was available in all colors, but a new color was available only with the Titanium Edition (Polished Titanium). In Russia and Europe, the Maxima is being sold as Nissan Maxima QX.

Sixth generation (A34; 2004–2008)[]

The sixth generation Maxima, code-named A34, was only sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico. It was developed from 1998 to 2002, with a March 2001 design freeze. It was introduced in production form as a 2004 model at the 2003 . In the US, it came with the venerable , a engine that produced 265  (198 kW) at 5,800 rpm, and 255 lb⋅ft (346 N⋅m) of torque at 4,400 rpm and a standard SkyView fixed glass paneled roof that ran down the center of the roof (from front to back) or an optional traditional style moonroof. Sixth generation Maximas were available in two trim levels, SE and SL. The sporty SE model came standard with 18 inch alloy wheels, P245/45R18 V-rated tires, stiffer suspension, rear spoiler, and an optional 6-speed manual transmission. The luxurious SL model came standard with 17 inch alloy wheels, P225/55R17 H-rated tires, wood interior trim, 6-disc CD changer, stereo, leather seats, and HID headlights and optional heated front seats. The manual transmission was never offered in the SL model and the suspension is tuned for a softer ride. For all models, the rear returned, this time using a setup similar to the Altima.

2004 Nissan Maxima SE 2007–2008 Nissan Maxima

For 2007, the U.S. Maxima became available with a standard Xtronic CVT () (similar to the CVT found in the ) as the only transmission choice; a manual transmission was no longer offered; however the CVT featured a manual mode. It featured a freshened front fascia (lacking the center block, the new grille closely resembled that of the 2007 Altima). Headlights were also more squared around the edges. New interior changes included an Intelligent Key system with integrated ignition tab, new center console, and new white-and-orange gauges as opposed to the older pure orange ones.

For 2008, the Maxima's fuel economy dropped from 21-City / 28-Highway to 19/25 due to new EPA measurement methods. A Platinum Edition package of convenience features was added for 2008 on both SE and SL trim levels.

In Australia, the Maxima had the same engine, but set the maximum power to only 170 kW (228 hp). The Australian version was code-named J31, shared the VQ engine, initially only came with a four-speed , and had quite noticeable styling differences to the North American version as it was based on the . In 2007, it received a minor mid-life facelift and an all new .

In Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Singapore, Brunei, Latin America & the Caribbean, it was sold as the . It was built on the standard of the Altima/ US Maxima combined with certain pieces of the JM Nissan Presage design same as the previously mentioned. The American Maxima was known for a balance between sport and luxury; other models tended to focus more on comfort.

Seventh generation (A35; 2009–2014)[]

Nissan Maxima

The Maxima was redesigned for the 2009 model year and made its debut at the 2008 . The newest Maxima (A35) is built on the sharing this platform with the fourth generation and second generation . The exterior and interior design are somewhat similar to the and , with an updated navigation interface and optional interface system that works with the main console monitor and steering wheel controls. It serves as Nissan's North American top front wheel drive sedan at Nissan dealerships.

It comes equipped with a revised version of the engine producing 290 hp (216 kW) and 261 lb⋅ft (354 N⋅m) of torque. A revised version of Nissan's Xtronic CVT () with is the only transmission offered, with no manual or regular automatic available. A version was expected to be released for the 2010 model year, although those plans were not realized. The new Maxima is offered in S and SV trims with several premium and technology packages available. The current Maxima's design trades height and length for a sleeker styling, although the width has been increased slightly. The keyless ignition uses a push button to start and stop the engine. In the U.S., the seventh generation Maxima went on sale in late June 2008. The SkyView center glass was replaced by a retractable panoramic moonroof for A35 series Maxima.

Performance:

  • 0–60 mph: 5.8 sec.
  • Skid Pad Lateral acceleration: 0.85 g
  • 1/4 Mile: 14.5 sec. @ 99 mph (159 km/h)
  • 60–0 mph: 128 feet (39 m)
2012 2012 Nissan Maxima S

For 2012, Nissan modestly freshened the Maxima's exterior, with a new grille, taillamps and new alloy wheels in 18- and 19-inch diameters. Three new exterior colors, Java Metallic, Dark Slate, and Pearl White are available.

The cabin receives a few small trim changes, but is mostly carried over from 2011. A new 0 Limited Edition package on the Maxima 3.5 S bundles smoked xenon headlights, a compass in the rearview mirror, 18-inch dark-silver-finish alloy wheels, rear spoiler, dark satin chrome grille, foglamps, outside mirrors with integrated turn signals and metallic trim.

2013

The 2013 Nissan Maxima still remains the same for the most part and will be available with three new option packages for the new model year. There is the Bose Audio Package, a Bose audio upgrade with SiriusXM Satellite Radio functionality. The "SV Value Package" includes the premium Bose audio setup along with heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and heated outside mirrors. The Sport Package includes alloy wheels and a climate-controlled driver's seat, combined with the Maxima Monitor Package (a rearview camera system, seven-inch color monitor, USB port and an iPod storage net).

2014

Nissan's flagship Maxima sedan entered the 2014 model year in late August 2013 with the addition of a new S Value Package. This has smoked appearance HID Xenon headlights, a compass in the rearview mirror, rear spoiler, fog lights, outside mirrors with integrated turn signals and metallic trim treatment. The Monitor and HID Xenon Packages were no longer available, while the SV received most of the Monitor package as standard. There were two new exterior colors: Gun Metallic (replaces Dark Gray) and Midnight Garnet (replaces Tuscan Sun); for eight available exterior colors total. The 3.5 S and 3.5 SV were the available models, each powered by a 290 hp (216 kW) 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to an Xtronic CVT. 2014 was the last year for this generation Nissan Maxima, despite it carrying over into 2015 as a 2014 model year. Nissan has stated "they will have plenty 2014 Nissan Maximas on dealer lots until the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima arrives" in calendar year 2015.

Eighth generation (A36; 2016–present)[]

On 1 February 2015, Nissan aired an ad during titled "With Dad". Near the end of this ad a brief view of the new Maxima was seen. Following the Super Bowl ad, Nissan released two official images of the new Maxima.

Rear view

The Maxima was unveiled at the April 2015 New York Auto Show. Sporting an athletic body redesign, it features Nissan's "Four-Door Sports Car" positioning, a return to a marketing term used on the Third Generation J30 series (1988-1992). The vehicle is 82 pounds lighter than before, and it presents the revamped interior taking inspiration from aerospace. The engine was carried over with minor updates and 10 hp (7.5 kW) more power, now rated at 300 hp (224 kW) and 261 lb⋅ft (354 N⋅m) of torque. The Maxima is available with nine exterior color options and five trim levels: S, SV, SL, SR, and Platinum.

This generation Maxima made its debut at the China in 2015 with the Chinese name 西玛, which they used as previous generation .

Other markets[]

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In other markets, the series sold internationally between 1990 and 1994, albeit with different frontal styling to the North American version. Between 1994 and 2003, the "Maxima" name was applied to the sold in Australasia, Europe, and South America. From 2003 until 2013, Nissan in Australasia also retailed the under the Maxima badge.

In the United Kingdom, the "Maxima" name was also used in the mid 1980s as a high series trim designation on the , and the Japanese built versions of the .

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