When Nissan brought the original Titan to market for the 2004 model year, it was intended as a coup against the full-size-pickup status quo. But it failed to pull many buyers away from the dominant American brands. Years of neglect, with only minor updates over the course of its 12-year run, did this pickup no favors. Now, an all-new Titan sets out not to pick up where its predecessor left off, but to finally truly challenge the domestic brands.
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Actually, despite its Japanese nameplate, the Titan is an American product, with teams from Tennessee, California, Michigan, Arizona, and Mississippi all contributing to its development. To bolster the Titan’s chances in what is arguably the auto industry’s most competitive—and most profitable—segment, Nissan has endowed it with far more configurations and powertrain options, including an updated 5.6-liter V-8 engine built in Tennessee. Final assembly happens at Nissan’s plant in Canton, Mississippi, alongside its heavier-duty counterpart, the Titan XD.
The assembly line isn’t all that the half-ton Titan, starting at $35,975, shares with the Titan XD—the cabin and headlamps are common—but Nissan says each truck has its own body panels, chassis, and suspension components. The Titan’s wheelbase is almost a foot shorter than the XD’s, and overall length is down by 14.7 inches for the Crew Cab model. The styling of the half-ton Titan is certainly inspired by the XD, with a blocky, chrome-laden grille, bulging front fenders, lightly sculpted body sides, and an overall similar silhouette. Initially offered as a four-door Crew Cab with a 5.5-foot bed, the half-ton Titan will add Single Cab and King Cab variants in early 2017. Nissan also plans to offer two additional engines, a V-6 and a diesel V-8, but isn’t talking specifics about those just yet.
We drove both off-road-themed PRO-4X and super-luxe Platinum Reserve trim levels. The cabin is quiet and features well-chosen materials throughout. Although the dashboard is peppered with buttons, most of the controls are logically placed. The handsome silver-rimmed gauges are easy to read at a glance; a reconfigurable digital display in the cluster provides a trip computer and shows vehicle information such as tire pressure and fuel economy. Complete review on www.caranddriver.com, by Manufacturer
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