New for 2009-Nissan Cars
By Jeff Youngs, December 31, 2008
- 350Z is mostly unchanged-with a new model on the horizon
- Altima receives more standard equipment
- GT-R high-performance supercar is all-new for 2009
- Maxima is an all-new sixth-generation model
- Sentra gains an MP3-compatible CD player
- Versa receives power door locks and new colors
- 2009 Nissan 350Z
- 2009 Nissan Altima
- 2009 Nissan GT-R
- 2009 Nissan Maxima
- 2009 Nissan Sentra
- 2009 Nissan Versa
2009 Nissan 350Z
The Nissan 350Z carries over mostly unchanged for the 2009 model year because a redesigned 2010 370Z debuts soon with a larger and more powerful engine.
2009 Nissan Altima
The Altima coupe, introduced for the 2008 model year, receives only minor updates for 2009. However, the Altima sedan benefits from new standard air conditioning and automatic door locks on the base model. The popular 2.5 S sedan (4-cylinder) is now offered with a standard continuously-variable transmission (CVT).
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2009 Nissan GT-R
Nissan boasts the all-new-for-2009 GT-R is the world's most efficient supercar in balancing speed, acceleration and fuel consumption. The heart of the GT-R is a brand-new, all-aluminum, 3.8-liter, hand-assembled V-6 engine, the most powerful production engine ever offered by Nissan. It is fitted with a pair of turbochargers to obtain a rated 473 hp and 433 lb.-ft. of torque, capable of launching the vehicle to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds. The GT-R isn't only about speed; it's about technology and luxury as well. A standard leather interior and a full complement of power accessories keeps driver and passengers comfortable while a myriad of electronic controls and standard all-wheel drive (AWD) keep the vehicle on the road in any season.
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2009 Nissan Maxima
All-new for 2009, the Nissan Maxima is equipped with an upgraded 3.5-liter, 290-hp V-6 engine powering the front wheels. The standard transmission is a continuously-variable automatic (CVT) with a drive sport mode for a sportier driving feel. Compared to the outgoing model, the new Maxima offers even higher levels of luxury while retaining its popular "four-door sports car" personality. Nissan offers a Sport package with upgraded wheels and a tuned suspension, a Premium package including a power glass moonroof, Bluetooth connectivity and wood trim, and a Technology package with the latest vehicle electronic innovations including navigation, a 9.3GB Music Box and an iPod interface.
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2009 Nissan Sentra
Nissan has added MP3-compatible CD players to all Sentra models for 2009. In addition, they gain dual 12-volt power adapters, speed-sensitive automatic power door locks, and a new trunk design. The seat upholstery has also been upgraded in the S and SL models.
2009 Nissan Versa
The 2009 Nissan Versa will receive automatic power door locks as a mid-cycle upgrade in the middle of next year. Four new colors have also been added for the new model year: Metallic Blue, Red Brick, Sonoran Sand and Arctic Blue.
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