The Nissan Titan
The Nissan Titan introduced in 2004, is a full-size pickup truck produced for
the North American market by Nissan. The truck shares the stretched Nissan
F-Alpha platform with the Nissan Armada and Infiniti QX56 SUVs, and is
manufactured in Canton, Mississippi, United States. The Titan is not intended
to challenge the big 3 "Detroit Trucks" in sales numbers, but rather
is meant to be an alternative to them and provide Nissan with some in-roads
into the highly competitive truck market.
Consumers in the south central part of the United States, which includes Texas,
account for nearly 25% of Titan's sales in the United States.
2016 Nissan Titan
Nissan’s large truck entry is
getting a bit bigger. Introduced in 2003 the truck has had only minor changes
since. Many websites are already posting pictures and stories of the truck as
it rolls around various towns donning the usual white and black new car camo.
From these photos it is possible to deduce that the vehicle is also getting
some style updates to go with the new power plant.
The Titan is stepping up to the large towing market with a 300 hp, 500 ft lbs
of torque, 5.0 V8 turbo Cummins diesel. No other engine options have been
announced yet, but speculation is that there may be a V-6 option which would
help to lower the price point. The 5.6L V8 may also be used again but
improvements would be expected due to the current model getting only 18mpg.
Appearance wise, the headlamps are getting a modern update and appear to have
LED accents. The Grille will also receive a facelift with a more prominent
design that juts out more than the old recessed design. The front fascia, hood
and front fenders also appear to have been updated. The mirrors look to be a
bit more rounded and the tail lamps also have received some attention.
The Truck had received some negativity for the limited body layouts. Although
there has been some speculation about Nissan releasing a single cab version,
the spy shots of the truck so far only show the Crew Cab offering.
In an attempt to drum up some hype for the redesign, Nissan is releasing a Ken
Burns style documentary titled “Truckumentary” that will showcase the story of
the trucks development. The short video series is slated to get more than
twelve installments and will release in mid-December. Rich Miller, director of
product planning for trucks and SUVs for Nissan North America is shown
discussing the design team of the truck and claiming them all to be linked by
being “truck people.”
Although there is no launch date or price details for the truck yet, the new
Titan will make its world debut in January at the Detroit auto show.