Nissan recently took the wraps off of the 2017 Nissan Titan at the New York International Auto Show, and the pickup truck slots perfectly into the automaker’s extensive lineup. The half-ton Titan is aimed at drivers in urban environments that are looking for a pickup truck that’s easy to drive but still capable of completing heavy-duty jobs.
The Titan will have two engine options for drivers to choose from, but Nissan has only revealed the details about one of the powertrains at the moment. Drivers will be able to get an extremely powerful 5.6-liter V8 that produces 390 hp and 401 lb.-ft. of torque underneath the Titan’s rugged hood. The engine will be matched to a 7-speed automatic gearbox for comfort and incredible towing capability. Nissan also plans to offer the Titan with a gasoline-powered V6 engine, but it has not released the engine’s specifications yet.
The Titan will available in three different body types, which include Crew, King, and Single with three different bed lengths—5.5, 6.5, and 8 feet. As with Nissan’s other trucks, drivers will also have the ability to tailor the truck to their driving style as the Titan will be available in five trims: S, SV, PRO-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve.
While the new Titan looks extremely similar to the Nissan Titan XD, there are some major differences that separate the two trucks. “The Titan and Titan XD do not share any common chassis components,” stated Rich Miller, Nissan’s director of product planning for trucks, SUVs, and commercial vehicles at the truck’s announcement. “Even the lug nuts are different.”
The Titan’s chassis is much smaller than the XD’s at 228.1 inches long for the crew cab model. The standard Titan is 14.7 inches shorter than its XD counterpart. The Titan’s wheelbase is roughly a foot shorter, while the truck’s height is 1.5 inches shorter. Both pickup trucks, however, have the same width and the cab sizes are identical, as well. This means the Titan, while being smaller, is just as spacious as the larger Titan XD on the inside.
Despite having different sizes, the Titan and Titan XD look extremely similar. The two trucks share the same grille design, headlight shape, and front-end designs. The rear ends also look the same with similar taillights and almost identical tailgate designs.
The Summer of 2016 will be Colossal with the Nissan Titan
The Titan will go on sale later this summer in rear and four-wheel drive configurations, with prices for the V8 Crew Cab starting at $35,290. At Asheboro Nissan in Asheboro, North Carolina, we are extremely excited about the new Titan. While we patiently wait for the 2017 Titan to hit our showroom floor, we currently offer a large selection of the 2016 Nissan Titan XD at our dealership.
To stay informed on the new 2017 Titan, be sure to stay glued to Asheboro Nissan’s website for all of the latest updates.