2016 Nissan Titan XD Unveiled: Next-Gen Truck with Great Specs
The 2015 NAIAS has finally started and the 2016 Nissan Titan XD has been unveiled to the world. The next-gen truck coming from the Japanese factory intends to compete with the most prominent American pickup trucks. Judging by what they introduced in Detroit today, the 2016 Titan XD will be a very serious contender on the full-size truck market.
With a brand new design specifically developed to suit the taste of the American drivers, the 2016 Nissan Titan XD is expected to have pretty good sales here. Of course, the exterior and the interior of the next-gen truck were significantly redesigned, but the most of truck drivers are interested in towing and hauling specs first.
“The new TITAN will deliver toughness, capability and quality,” said Carlos Ghosn, Nissan President and CEO. “In addition to a range of cab configurations, the TITAN lineup will ultimately encompass multiple powertrain choices. These include an all-new workhorse gasoline V8, as well as our first V6 offering in this class.”
The new 5.0-liter V8 Cummins turbodiesel delivers 310 horsepower and whooping 555 lb-ft of torque. This means that the 2016 Titan XD with the Cummins engine under the hood can tow more than 12,000 pounds.
Nissan’s aim was to develop a full-size pickup truck which can deliver a performance of a heavy duty truck with fuel economy and body of a lightweight truck.
Having in mind that the new Titan won’t be used for work only, the automaker installed various sophisticated convenience and safety systems. There is Around View Monitor, Rearview Monitor with Trailer Guides, Moving Object Detection as well as a Trailer Light Check system. The 2016 Nissan Titan XD has Rear Sonar System and Blind Spot Warning available.
One of the most interesting moments about the new Nissan truck is that they’ve developed the Zero Gravity seats that are inspired by the NASA technology.
They will announce all the details about the 2016 Nissan Titan versions that will be available late 2015, when they release the truck. At this point we know that there will be three cab configurations, two frame sizes, three powertrain options and five grade levels.
Pricing will be announced later.