For 2012, the Nissan Maxima has some minor redesigns and changes on the outside. Its refreshed exterior includes a new front grille design, a new 12-LED L-shaped taillight design, and new 18 inch and 19 inch rims. Also, two new exterior colors are introduced: Java Metallic and Dark Slate which brings a total of nine exterior colors to choose from. On the inside, there are some enhancements which include a new meter cluster white illumination color, a new Dark Piano-hairline trim, a new Atlantic Cherry wood tone trim and a new Cafe Latte interior color. Also, new for the 2012 Nissan Maxima is the addition of a special Limited Edition Package. Overall, the 2012 Maxima is offered in two models: 3.5 S and and 3.5 SV. Running on new designed 18 inch or 19 inch (Maxima 3.5 SV model) aluminum-alloy wheels, the 2012 Nissan Maxima is again powered by a 3.5L V6 engine which produces 290 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque.