I suppose it all boils down to brand recognition, but why does a manufacturer come up with a design and just reuse it over and over on every model? The new Maxima looks like a cross between a 350Z and a G35. The elements aren't as strong in the van or truck, but they are still there.
I think Audi's newest batch is the most guilty of this. At a quick glance, you can't tell if what you saw was an A4, A6 or A8. Where's the variety?
The Maxima and the truck are kinda boring. But the minivan looks GOOD. It might hurt sales of the Murano since they look nearly identical and I'd bet the van has better mommymobile features. Some minivan buyers seem to want something other than the generic Caravan/Odyssey. There are an awful lot of Toyota Previa owners around here who I'm sure are looking to replace their eggvan with something equally different.
Nissan is on a roll. Carlos Ghosn deserves a medal.
:yikes: Uh, I guess you could say that I'm a bit overwhelmed...
The front of the Maxima is part G35, part Altima. The grille is all ugliness. And what's with the quad-exhaust-tips!? Having quad-exhaust on a transversely-mounted V6 is just posing. They belong on V12's and V8's. (from an engineering perspective) No I'm not done yet. I don't understand the layout of the rear seat either. Only ultra-luxo-limos like the Maybach or L7 have rear captain seats w/ multi-function center console. Again, it's posing.
I think the moonroofs on the Quest are way cool. I'd like to know how they work. I've never seen another vehicle w/ central overhead console and a sunroof.
5.6L V8 for the Titan? If I'm not mistaken that's a new record for engine displacement at Nissan.
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