It’s official: the Nissan Maxima will end production in 2023.
The news comes as a bit of a surprise, as the current generation Maxima has only been on sale since 2015. But with Nissan’s recent focus on crossovers and SUVs, it appears that the company is ready to say goodbye to its flagship sedan.
In a statement, Nissan said that the decision to end production of the Maxima was “based on the current market conditions and Nissan’s ongoing efforts to optimize its global manufacturing operations.”
The Maxima will not be replaced by another model, and Nissan says that customers who are looking for a similar vehicle should consider the Altima or the Murano.
The news of the Maxima’s demise comes as a bit of a surprise, as the sedan was just redesigned for the 2020 model year. However, sales of the Maxima have been declining in recent years, and it’s possible that Nissan simply decided that the car wasn’t worth continuing to produce.
If you’re in the market for a Nissan sedan, you’ll want to act quickly, as there are only a few years left to buy a new Maxima.