Nissan's all-new 2009 Nissan Maxima is making its world bow at the New York show next week, and Nissan has released a couple of shots in an effort to build anticipation for the car in advance of the Maxima's Big Apple debut.
From what we can glean from the teaser images, there have been numerous changes to the Maxima's front and rear fascias, along with should make for a more aggressive look to the front of the car especially. Another interesting feature to note is the 4DSC badge on the rear window, which stands for 4 Door Sports Car.
The present generation Maxima strayed some from its sporty heritage, largely in an effort to tone the car down and make it more of an all-around sedan -- much to the chagrin of Nissan purists.
And the front drive car is a torque-steer monster. But since the Altima has taken on the role of everyday sedan for Nissan in its U.S lineup, here's hoping that the Maxima will return in a big way to its sport-themed roots, and that Nissan's engineers have addressed the current car's handling issues. Perhaps with a RWD or AWD setup? Now that would be a 4DSC.
We'll have a complete report for you from the New York show next week when the Maxima's unveiled to the world on March 19. Stay tuned to MotorTrend.com for all your New York show news up to and during the show's press days, March 19-20.