We've already shown you photos of the 2009 Nissan Maxima, in all its funky weirdness. Now we have live shots of the latest version of Nissan's flagship, looking as shapely as it did in the 2009 Maxima spy shots. You would think they'd wait to clean the cars and do their dry runs before Jalopnik shows up. While it's got better proportions than that the outgoing Maxima, dead on the from the front it's definitely... unique. From the side it's an obvious improvement, with a more refined and luxurious look than Maximas past. We haven't gotten under the hood yet, but we expect VQ goodness.
We also hear poorly substantiated rumors of a diesel engine. We'll believe that when we smell it.