Getting tired of all the coverage the Nissan Titan XD’s been getting lately? Fear not, focus will now shift to the standard half-ton Titan, as Nissan has started to release the details.
There will be a common engine among the Titan XD and the standard Titan. The company’s new 5.6L gasoline V8 making 390 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque will be the more powerful of two engines found in the Titan and will also appear in the 2017 Armada (see video of the new Armada’s debut from the Chicago Auto Show here). Details of the new truck’s V6 have not yet been released. The only transmission announced so far is a 7-speed automatic. The standard Titan will be built on a different chassis than the XD and although they are similar in appearance, the two trucks will not share any chassis components.
“There’s a strong family resemblance between TITAN XD and the standard TITAN, with their shared rugged exterior style,” said Rich Miller, Director of Product Planning for Trucks, SUVs and Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. and Chief Product Specialist for TITAN and TITAN XD. “TITAN will compete in the heart of the full-size pickup segment – the half-ton – while the TITAN XD provides a unique solution for customers by bridging the cost and capability gap between traditional half-ton and full heavy-duty pickups. Together TITAN and TITAN XD will cover nearly 85 percent of the total full-size truck market.”
The Titan will be offered in no fewer than five trim levels: S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve. There will also be three bed lengths: 5.5 feet, 6.5 feet, and 8.0 feet. With all of these configurations, the company expects the Titan to satisfy the needs of traditional half-ton truck buyers, while the larger XD and its available diesel should fill the Nissan-identified gap between half-tons and heavy-duty pickups. Look for the 2017 Titan to go on sale this summer. Pricing has not yet been released. Until we can get more details (and hopefully an actual truck to test), check out the coolest Titan ever to exist – the Warrior Concept – in the video below.