One of the most long-awaited premiere of the Detroit Auto Show was a new generation of Nissan Titan diesel pickup truck. The current generation of the model is outsider in the US sales reports in recent years. The main reason for this is the venerable age – Titan is practically not changed since its debut in 2003. Initially the question of generational change came back in 2008, the new Titan was supposed to get from the Ram 1500 platform, but unfortunately, because of the financial crisis, the partnership with Chrysler did not take place.
The next time circulations about Nissan Titan update was appeared in 2013 winter, the vice-president of the Nissan US division said the company is hard working on the next generation pickup truck and expects to take up to 7 percent of the US full-size pickup market share. In the same year it became known that the new Nissan Titan will receive V8 Cummins ISV diesel engine with capacity of 5.0 liters.
2016 Nissan Titan XD release date
Ever since the announcement of version with five-liter Cummins diesel there was rumors that Nissan is preparing a heavy duty version of the Titan, which will compete with the Ford F-250, Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and Ram 2500. These rumors came true only in part, is the newest Nissan Titan offered to customers in two versions: regular full-size Titan, which is the direct heir of the modern Titan and 2016 Titan XD – light heavyduty pickup. Both versions of 2016 Nissan Titan will be produced at the Nissan plant in Canton, Missouri. 2016 Nissan Titan diesel release date is scheduled later this year, the start of sales of conventional Titans will be in 2016.
2016 Nissan Titan diesel release date: late 2015
Nissan Titan 2016 price
Nissan Titan XD 2016 model year pricing has not been announced, but presumably diesel Titan Crew Cab in the US will cost more than $ 45 000. Who will buy it? Those who do not have enough payload and towing capabilities of conventional full-size pickup, but who is not ready to go constantly on cumbersome and expensive heavy pickup.
2016 Nissan Titan XD specs
Unlike its predecessor, which was proposed with a single petrol engine, the new Titan will receive three engines: the V8 diesel and two petrol – V6 and V8. Technical data is known only for the 5.0-liter Cummins diesel engine: new engine produces 310 hp of power and a torque of 553 ft lb (750 Nm).
Carrying capacity of Titan XD with this engine is 2000 lbs (907 kg) with a maximum towing capacity of 11 993 lbs (5.44 tonnes). The Cummins diesel is available only for the 2016 Nissan Titan XD. The diesel engine will be paired with a six-speed Aisin automatic, availability of manual transmission version is unknown.
2016 Nissan Titan interior
Pickups will be available in five trim levels: the base S, SV, off-road Pro-4X, premium SL and luxurious Premium Reserve. Pick-up can be equipped with LED lights, high-power head lights, 120-volt outlet in the cab and the cargo compartment, cargo compartment highlighting, 360 degree cameras, etc.
The quality of materials and overall level of finish in 2016 Nissan Titan interior significantly increased compared to the previous generation Titan, the top version Platinum Reserve much more quality-looking than Laramie Ram top trim. By the way, the new selector lever with manual shift will be located on the steering column.
2016 Nissan Titan review
In addition to the power unit 2016 Nissan Titan and Titan XD will have different chassis design, the frame of XD Series pickups will be thicker and contains more high-strength steel than light duty Titans. To reduce vibration, the 2016 Titan XD cab will be attached to the frame by means of hydraulic supports.
Suspension of Titan retains scheme used in the current generation of pickup: spring double wishbone in front, springs in rear, both with twin-tube shock absorbers. The only exception is off-road performance modification called Pro-4X, it will be equipped with reinforced monotube dampers.
Also, versions of 2016 Nissan Titan will vary the size of the brake discs: Titan XD get brake discs with a diameter of 14.2 inches in front and 14.4 inches in the rear, it’s more than the Ford F-250 and Chevrolet Silverado 2500 have.
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Exterior and dimensions
The pickup will be offered in three different cabs – single row Single Cab, extended King Cab and double-row Crew Cab. In addition to this there will be three variants of cargo compartments. The cargo area 5.5 feet length (168 cm) will only be available for Crew Cab, 6,5 ft (198 cm) King and Crew Cabs and 8-feet (244 cm) for pickup with Single Cab and King Cab.
Those who need a large off-road pickup truck with a diesel engine – the 5.0-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine will be available for pick-ups in all XD versions, including extreme Pro-4X, so we can say that very serious competitor appeared for Ram 2500 Power Wagon.
Prices, specifications, options, features of 2016 Nissan Titan XD could change without notice.
Article about the 2016 Nissan Titan XD has been prepared on the basis of peer reviews and rumors from the Internet. The exact release date and the start of sales is unclear, but there is an actual information.
2016 Nissan Titan photos
|2016 Nissan Titan XD|
|Engine type||DOHC 32V V8, diesel|
|Power/torque||310 hp; 555 lb-ft|
|Transmission||6-speed shiftable automatic|
|Top speed||106 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: $42,000-$50,000 (est)|
|Competitors: Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra|