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2017 Nissan TITAN Crew Cab Debuts In New York

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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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Nissan Titan Finally Gets Updated For 2016

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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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2016 Nissan Titan further teased ahead of Detroit debut

Nissan is less than a week away from finally unveiling the 2016 Titan at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show on January 12 after months of teasing.

Unfortunately, the latest video in Nissan’s Truckumentary series about the Titan’s engineering comes off a bit dull. It mostly focuses on the trucks Ameri…


Nissan Titan Truckumentary looks back through the brand’s trucks [w/video]

In a prologue last month, Nissan promised us more of its Titan Truckumentary in December, and here it is. This is a set-the-stage episode, surveying the brand’s truck history in North America from the 1960 Datsun 1200, one of the first vehicles it sold here, to the first truck it manufactured he…


2016 Nissan Titan gets video teaser ahead of Detroit debut

The Detroit Auto Show is going to be quite an event for pickup fans thanks to introductions of the new Toyota Tacoma and at least the rumour about the future F-150 Raptor. In addition to them, Nissan will finally unveil its next-gen Titan after months of teasing and spied glimpses.

With just …


Nissan teases next-gen Titan in ‘Truckumentary’

The Nissan Titan has grown long in the tooth over its decade on the market, especially against major competitors on the truck scene like the latest Ford F-150. Not for long, though, because the next-generation Titan is expected to debut at the upcoming auto show in Detroit in January.

Ahead o…


Bug-eyed next-gen Nissan Titan spied testing

It’s no secret that the fullsize pickup truck market is dominated by offerings from Detroit’s Big Three automakers, the Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra not able to outdo the Ford F-150, Ram 1500 or Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra twins. A great deal of that has to do with the fact that, while the …


Nissan to expand next-gen Titan with more engines, configurations

Not much has changed with the Nissan Titan in the decade that it’s been on the market, but the 2015 model year could move the needle enough to turn the truck from an “also ran” in the fullsize truck market to more of a contender. Edmunds had the chance to sit down with Pierre Loing, vice …


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Revisiting “The Other Truck

Of all the segments in the North American vehicle market, the full-size truck market has proven the most difficult to crack for foreign automakers. Blame the dyed-in-the-wool brand fanatics or decades of buying tradition, but many truck buyers have barely given …


Nissan’s Ghosn directly confirms next-generation Titan pickup

This afternoon at a Detroit Auto Show media roundtable event, Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn unequivocally confirmed that Nissan will build a next-generation Titan pickup. “We are going to replace it. We are going to present in every segment in the market in the United States.” Previous …


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