Nissan Titan and NV van production is scheduled to be reduced as sales slow down. A recent report by Automotive News states that Nissan will go from two shifts to one on Jan 25th, 2019 at the NV van facility. The Nissan Titan production will go from three shifts to two on Feb 22nd, 2019.
Nissan’s spokesperson said that the reduced production “can satisfy the market demand” and that up to 700 contract employee positions at the Canton, Mississippi facility may be affected.
In 2018, Nissan sold 50,459 trucks, which represents a -4.7% decrease over the previous year. 16,902 NV vans were sold in 2018, which is a -5.4% decrease.
Will we see more Nissan Titan updates in 2019? The 2019 model recently received an updated infotainment system and Fender premium audio system. A halo Titan Warrior off-road truck has been on our wish list for a long time. A new V6 gas engine option should also increase demand.
We went for a ride in an NV passenger van prototype with a 5.0L V8 turbo-diesel engine. Diesel power may help increase appeal of the NV van.
Here is a Nissan Titan Pro-4X going up against a Toyota Tundra TRD Pro in a drag race and a suspension flex comparison.