Its got nothing to do with insurance, rather its dumping old stock.
The Middle East and Europe got the Maxima QX...it stopped production way back in 2003 to introduce the new model. Whatever amount of cars that were left over inbetween this time was dedicated to markets such as the middle east and the philippines.
Humy, I got your point. But i dont agree. It looks nothing like a S Class in real life. Trust me, I walk up to one every day.