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.