At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Nissan revealed the 2016 Nissan Titan XD. Nissan has been trailing in the full-size pickup truck segment for a number of years and hope to change that with the new Titan.
Easily the biggest news on the Titan is the new 5.0 liter turbo-charged V8 Diesel. This makes the Titan the only truck in the half-ton market with a diesel V8. The new 5.0 diesel is supplied by Cummins and produces 310 horsepower and a stump ripping 555 lb-ft. This gives the Titan towing and hauling abilities closer to those in a heavy duty pickup but in the size and price class of the light duty pickups. When appropriately equipped, the Titan can tow up to 12,000 lbs. For those with a gooseneck trailer, the Titan comes with an available integrated gooseneck hitch integrated into the frame.
Displayed at the show is the Titan XD Crewcab. Closer to launch there will be two more cab configuration and one more frame size.
More details will be made available from Nissan in future.
Press Release is on Page 2
2016 NISSAN TITAN XD MAKES WORLD DEBUT AT NORTH
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
• Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn unveils 2016 TITAN XD, marking Nissan’s
aggressive return to the full-size pickup battlefield
• All-new TITAN XD design, anchored by powerful Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel,
carves out “new class” of full-size truck between current heavy-duty and light-duty
• Bold TITAN XD exterior and interior designs follow “powerful precision tool” theme –
topped with new Warrior-inspired TITAN badging
• Created for American buyers – with core planning, design and engineering
conducted in Tennessee, California, Michigan and Arizona – new Nissan TITAN will
be assembled in Mississippi, with engines from Tennessee and Indiana
DETROIT (Jan. 12, 2015) – Nissan today debuted the all-new Nissan TITAN full-size
pickup to a standing room-only crowd of international media at the 2015 North American
International Auto Show. Presiding over the dramatic reveal was Nissan President and
Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn, who stated, “With the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD, we
weren’t just going for ‘best-in-class.’ Instead, we are offering the ‘Best New Class.’”
The new TITAN XD, the first of the new generation of Nissan TITAN models, creates a new
segment of the American market. It offers the effortless towing and hauling of the larger,
more expensive heavy-duty trucks – yet has the fuel-efficiency and affordability of half-ton
pickups. It is projected to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in late 2015.
Powered by a new Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel rated at 310 horsepower and hefty 555
lb-ft of torque, the 2016 TITAN XD will offer an available maximum towing capacity of
more than 12,000 pounds (when properly equipped), along with available cutting-edge
towing features such as an integrated gooseneck hitch engineered into the frame.
Additional available TITAN XD utility features and convenience aids include RearView
Monitor with Trailer Guides, Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection
(MOD) and a Trailer Light Check system that allows one-person hook-up operation –
including checking turn signals, brake lights and running/clearance lights from outside the
vehicle. Also available are Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and a Front and Rear Sonar System.
The wide range of available interior features includes front and rear NASA-inspired Zero
Gravity seats and a large center console designed to serve as a mobile workstation.
“The new TITAN will deliver toughness, capability and quality,” added Ghosn. “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.” 2
More details on the full Nissan TITAN lineup will be announced at a later date.
The all-new TITAN, like the first-generation Titan, was developed with core Nissan
planning, design, engineering and manufacturing teams contributing from Tennessee,
California, Michigan, Arizona and Mississippi.
The all-new TITAN also underscores Nissan’s commitment to localized production. Nissan
has invested more than $5 billion in the United States in the past five years and has moved
manufacturing for several models from overseas to its North American plants.
“Our growing U.S. presence is bolstering our performance and helped to make 2014 a year
of significant growth for Nissan in the U.S.,” said Ghosn. “Our operations, our network of
partners, and – most importantly – our products are stronger than ever. Nissan is targeting
10 percent market share in the U.S. And the all-new TITAN is a key part of our growth
The new TITAN XD Crew Cab is the first of three cab configurations, two frame sizes, three
powertrain offerings and five grade levels to be available later in the Nissan TITAN lineup.
More information on the full lineup will be available at a later date.