The Nissan Titan is synonymous with rugged capabilities, and the new 2017 Titan Crew Cab is no exception. This model recently premiered at the New York International Auto Show, making this the first public showing of the half-ton pickup. With a powerful engine and a range of capabilities, drivers are bound to be impressed.
The 2017 Titan performance has been increased greatly, with a new 390 horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance V8 that comes standard, according to Nissan. This may be paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission, with available 4×4 and Adaptive Shift Control. An available Cummins 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel also recently premiered.
“The 2017 TITAN half-ton has the same aggressive style of the TITAN XD, but is about a foot shorter in wheelbase,” said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc., revealing the new truck during a press conference at the auto show. “They share the same cabs, but while it offers similar ruggedness and durability, the TITAN half-ton’s chassis is completely different than XD.”
The Titan also comes with a redesigned exterior that is a little over 228 inches, nearly a foot shorter than the larger Titan XD. We can’t wait to see these new pickups hit the streets sometime in the near future.
If you have been following the Nissan Truckumentary series, you know the inspiration and hard work that has gone into creating the latest generation of the Nissan Titan. The designers and engineers at Nissan have clearly sought to raise the bar in the full-size pickup truck market. With the latest round of recognition, it looks like they may just have succeeded.
AutoGuide.com has named the 2016 Nissan Titan XD as the 2016 Truck of the Year. The editors at AutoGuide.com heaped on the praise, saying,“The new Nissan Titan XD offers a comfortable, quiet ride and more confidence than what you’ll find in today’s half-ton pickup market.”
The 2016 Nissan Titan XD also picked up the 2016 Pickup Truck of the Year by Autobytel, a company that helps customers interface with dealers. The folks at Autobytel really liked the refined power of the Titan, lauding the standard Cummins 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel.
Fully equipped, the 2016 Nissan Titan XD offers more than 12,300 pounds of towing capability.
The Nissan brand has been heavily touting their next-generation Titan pickup truck for months now, especially through the Nissan Titan Truckumentary series. In the latest chapter, Nissan turned its focus to the truck’s mammoth, powerful diesel engine. The chapter, titled “Diesel Goodness,” highlights the power, efficiency, and other benefits of the truck’s 5-liter DOHC V8.
It was developed by Cummins and comes only on the Titan XD model trim. It gets you 310 hp and a whopping 555 lb-ft of torque. The engine also gives you a towing capacity of up to 12,000 lbs.
Fortunately, not only does it increase those power numbers, but it also gives truck drivers a more efficient option than a regular gasoline engine.
Rich Miller, Nissan North America’s director of product planning, defines “diesel goodness” as “the feeling the engine always has more to give,” and with the Titan XD, you’ll get to have that feeling all the time. Come see us at Cronic Nissan to learn more.
The saga continues as Nissan tells the fifth chapter in its Nissan Titan Truckumentary. This time around, we see Nissan engineers testing the new Titan in Alaska, Colorado and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Chapter Five, “Heart Of Cold,” is all about Nissan’s experiences in cold-weather durability testing.
While we are treated to images of snow dogs and the snow-covered Alaskan wilderness, one engineer says, in a dramatic understatement, “This weather is tough.” But that’s exactly why they are there. Speaking on the new Titans, he says, “If they can survive here, they can survive anywhere.”
One test in particular involved what are called “cold starts.” This test is about making sure that the truck starts up in extreme cold. Then it’s about measuring how long it takes the trucks to get warm. You can see the engineers instructing volunteers on how to rate their experience. Melaina Vasko, marketability engineer, liked very much how the Titan performed.
For those who have a lot of work to do, a full-size pickup truck is the perfect choice. And now, full-size pickup buyers will have another option with a new heavy-duty Nissan truck, the 2016 Titan XD.
Nissan showed off this new class-defining truck at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Nissan says this truck will define a new segment and fits between the current heavy-duty and light-duty lineups.
The XD will be able to handle the workload of a heavy-duty truck with a maximum towing capacity of more than 12,000 pounds, but will be more fuel-efficient and have a price range closer to standard half-ton pickups.
One of the key elements to this new truck is the Cummins 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel that will offer 310 horsepower along with 555 lb-ft of torque. There will also be two other powertrain options to choose from.
“The new TITAN will deliver toughness, capability and quality,” said Carlos Ghosn, Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer, in a statement. “In addition to a range of cab configurations, the TITAN lineup will ultimately encompass multiple powertrain choices. These include an all-new workhorse gasoline V8, as well as our first V6 offering in this class.”
The 2016 Nissan Titan XD will be coming to Cronic Nissan by the end of this year.
At the Texas State Fair this year, Nissan initiated a Twitter campaign to amp up anticipation for the arrival of the new Nissan Titan. Hashtag? #CumminsSoon. No, that’s not a misspelling. The new Titan will come boasting a 5.0L turbodiesel Cummins V8.
This is big news. Not surprisingly, it has produced very high but very appropriate levels of fuss and bustle. This is because, as Truck Trend put it, “the next-generation Titan will be available with the truck industry’s only light-duty diesel V8.” If the Titan wasn’t already in a class all its own, it will be now.
Nissan hasn’t divulged many details yet, but that didn’t stop Truck Trend from speculating. As far as numbers are concerned, they say we might expect around 300 horsepower and 500 lb-ft. of torque. The torque is what would make the Titan stand out in particular. With the Cummins diesel motor, it would be “far higher than any other engine in the ½ ton class.”
Come out to Cronic Nissan and check out our current Titan models today!
“People have associated pickup trucks with low gas mileage for many years, but we’re defeating that stereotype,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “We’ve worked hard to produce pickups that not only provide excellent towing capability and ample cargo space, but also impressive fuel efficiency.
Edmunds.com compiles several “Top 10” lists every year, including one dedicated to fuel-efficient trucks. The list only includes gas models ranked based on their EPA-estimated combined fuel economy ratings.
The 2014 Nissan Frontier dominates the mid-size truck segment with its durability and power as well as its mileage, delivering 21 highway/city mpg combined. The 2014 Nissan Titan delivers 15 mpg combined, sacrificing some mileage to produce 317 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque for maximum towage capability.