The A33 Nissan Maxima launched in 1999 was the best maxima ever created by Nissan. A33 was immensely popular in Australia and Middle East, especially UAE. It was the symbol of power and presence on the road. Nissan continued to offer A33 maxima till 2007 without major changes.
The A33 Maxima was powered Nissan’s 3.0-litre VQ30DE V6 petrol engine which had an aluminium block and heads, micro-finished crank journals and camshaft lobes, molybdenum-coated piston skirts and valve shims, double overhead cams (per cylinder bank), four valves per cylinder, Nissan’s Variable Induction System (VIS), digital knock control and a compression ratio of 10.0:1.
Standard features for the Maxima S included 15-inch alloy wheels, four speaker sound system with CD player, air conditioning, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 60/40 split and folding rear seats, remote central locking, power mirrors and windows, a height adjustable steering wheel, tinted windows, a trip computer and an immobiliser.
The Maxima ST was further equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, a six speaker sound system with boot-mounted six-stack CD player, climate control air conditioning, velour upholstery and a power adjustable driver’s seat.
Beyond this, the range-topping Maxima Ti added leather seats, heated front seats, front fog lights and a power sunroof.
– Engine: 3.0 V6 FW
– Transmission: 5M/4A
– Max power: 227hp
– Max Torque: 288Nm