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2017 Nissan TITAN Crew Cab Debuts In New York

Nissan pulled the wraps off of the upcoming Titan Crew Cab half-ton today here at the New York International Auto Show.

“The 2017 TITAN half-ton has the same aggressive style of the TITAN XD, but is about a foot shorter in wheelbase,” said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc., revealing the new truck during a press conference at the auto show. “They share the same cabs, but while it offers similar ruggedness and durability, the TITAN half-ton’s chassis is completely different than XD.”

The new Titan half-ton will initially launch as a crew cab model shown here, with the Single and King Cab models coming later in the model year. Under the hood of the new half-ton will be Nissan’s 5.6L V8 which is good for 390 horsepower. The engine will be mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. For those that don’t need all that grunt, a V6 engine is coming. Nissan expects the new half-ton will be the highest volume Titan.

Nissan also announced the starting price of the 2016 Titan XD Crew Cab will be $35,290 here in the US for the 4×2 model. Check out our gallery below of the Crew Cab half-ton.

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Titan Warrior Concept. Ready to fight some Raptors!


Last year, I wrote about the new Titan XD that was unveiled here at the Detroit Autoshow. For this years show, Nissan showed off its off-road concept called the Titan Warrior. It’s pretty clear that this is aimed directly at the very successful Ford F150 Raptor.

It’s a mini monster truck. Lifted 3 inches and running 37s. Its 6 inches wider and uses a long travel suspension. Everything has been tweaked to make the Warrior look super aggressive. The color is called “Thunder” and the orange highlights, “Magma.”

A diesel engine powers the Warrior and is mated to the same 6-speed Aisin transmission in the normal Titan XD. No word on power specs.

Enjoy our live pics straight from Detroit.

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Nissan Refreshes the Sentra in Los Angeles


Nissan unveiled the newly refreshed Sentra sedan here at the 2015 LA Auto Show completing their updates to their sedan lineup with the Sentra now looking more like the new Altima and recently updated 2016 Maxima sedan.

The most notable change are the updates on the front end with the bigger front grill and more modern looking lower front fascia and new boomerang styled headlights seen on the Altima and Maxima.

On the inside, Nissan has revised the steering wheel, new center console display and shifter knob. A power-adjustable driver’s seat is also available on the revised Sentra. A number of Nissan’s advanced Safety Shield Technologies are now available on Sentra for the first time – Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

The new Sentra goes on sale next month, but if you can’t wait check out more pictures in our gallery.

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Help Two Canadians Get To SEMA – Tuner Battlegrounds 2015


Help a couple Winnipegers (Winnipegians?) Al and Alex make it to SEMA in the 2015 Tuner Battlegrounds Competition. They are both just one battle away from making it to SEMA with their builds.

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2016 Nissan Maxima World Debut In New York


The 2016 Nissan Maxima made its world debut this morning here in at the Jacob Javits Convention Center at the New York Auto Show to a fairly large crowd. Chairman and CEO of Nissan Carlos Ghosn introduced the new Maxima and also announced that the Sentra and Altima will receive their updates later this year joining the Titan update which was revealed in Detroit and the Maxima we’re looking at today.

The all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima features a laminated windshield and front side windows as well as Bose noise cancelling technology to provide a quieter cabin. For those that prefer to hear more noise, namely the engine, the new Drive mode selector when switched to “Sport” will amplify the engine noise into the cabin. Outside of any active ducting, I’m going to guess this is just simulated engine notes coming out of the stereo or a dedicated speaker as opposed to the actual sounds the engine is making. I guess this choice is better than other vehicles that employ active engine noise speakers that are running full time in the cabin.

Styling wise, Nissan was able to stick pretty much completely to the Sport Sedan Concept they brought last year to this very same New York Auto Show. Even the floating roof concept was brought over with the blacked out C-pillar which I totally expected would be left out of the production version. Out front the v-motion front grille is centered between a pair of updated boomerang shaped LED headlights with LED daytime running lights. LED foglights can be found in the lower corners of the front fascia. Out back, the LED taillights feature a “4DSC” logo which is what Nissan refers to the Maxima as, a “4-Door Sports Car”. Down the length of the car at the top of the doors is a chrome trim that connects with the bottom of the blacked out c-pillar detail. The blacked out c-pillar detail creates an illusion of a disconnected roof, unless you decide to go with a black Maxima as Nissan has chosen to go with black on the c-pillar on all colors, even black.

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Nissan planning 90-second Super Bowl commercial, plus two debut cameos

The Super Bowl is still a few days away, but the big ads from several automakers for the game are already streaming online. Nissan is bucking the trend, though, and the Japanese brand is only releasing the first 10 seconds of its spot before the actual premiere.

Much like one of Toyota’s ads,…

Nissan’s front-engined Le Mans car caught testing at COTA

As far as we can tell, not only is it true, it’s wilder than we could have expected: not only does the Nissan LMP1 entry for Le Mans have its engine in the front, it apparently uses that combustion engine to power the front wheels while its KERS unit powers the rear wheels. Those rear wheels cou…

Nissan Altima getting major refresh for 2016?

Nissan hasn’t let the latest Altima languish since introducing the midsize sedan. In the last two model years, the company has improved the vehicle’s infotainment system and slightly bumped the V6’s fuel economy, among other tweaks. But the upcoming mid-cycle refresh may bring the most drastic c…

2016 Nissan Titan XD arrives with diesel V8 power

Full Titan Range Will Offer Multiple Engine, Cab, Bed Configurations

Feels like this one’s been coming soon (or is that #CumminsSoon?), forever. Over a decade since the Nissan Titan launched, the Japanese fullsize pickup has finally been given a full redesign, and it looks to be a worthy &ndas…

Nissan Titan Finally Gets Updated For 2016


So Nissan decided that walking the sidelines of the full-size truck market was no longer an option. Nissan has finally, after 10 long years, come out with an all new Titan. Designed and built in the USA, this is an American truck for America.

First up will be the Titan XD. Nissan says that it is a cross between a heavy duty and light duty pick up and you get best of both worlds. 12,000 lbs of towing and 2,000 lbs of payload with the ride of a light duty truck (when properly equipped).

The design of the truck is interesting. Apparently, the engine was designed first. It’s a Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo diesel pumping out 310 hp and 555lb-ft of twist. The latter number is quite compelling. Based on the size of the engine, the rest of the truck was designed around it. Nissan says that the new Titan follows current Nissan design language and I would have to agree. It is ugly like the rest of the line up. My opinion of course. I also think it is weird to see the Cummins “C” on the side of a truck that isn’t a Ram.

Nissan really focused on making this a “Tow” truck. They use a larger full length, fully boxed, high strength steel ladder frame for toughness that improves in all aspects of bending and rigidity. Massive 14 inch brakes for stopping. A new axle from American Axle Manufacturing that comes from their commercial trucks. It also has a integrated gooseneck hitch right in the bed!

To make sure you know this is a towing vehicle, Nissan has added a bunch of available features that make it easy for one person to hook up and drive away.

Designed as a “powerful precision tool,” the new TITAN features available cutting-edge towing, utility features and convenience aids – including 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 truck isn’t totally ugly. It is functional and has a very strong presence. From an aerodynamic perspective, Nissan added spoiler to the roof and the bed that they say improved fuel economy by 10%. They say that LED headlights and tail-lights are available but didn’t say weather the LED headlight was the main beam (like the F-150) or DRL.

The interior is a big improvement. What is interesting is that they purposely put the shift lever on the column on the 5 seat model with the center console. The new Titan features Zero Gravity seats to keep you feeling fresh on those long drives. Materials seem better than what I remember of the old Titan.

The bed features LED cargo lighting and a new bed rail system. Standard is a spray in bedliner. I honestly don’t know why it is an option or aftermarket with other brands. The Utili-track® cargo system is an interesting proposition. What happens when the tracks get full of dirty, or worse, rocks or concrete? How do you chip out concrete from aluminium rails?

The Titan XD is expected to be release in the 3rd quarter of 2015 with the regular Titans following after that. Expect regular, King and extended cab version in both 4×2 and 4×4 versions. A V8 and V6 are expected.

Enjoy our live photos from the NAIAS happening in Detroit right now.

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