Quick Look 2: 2016 Nissan Titan XD - w/videos


Nissan made a "splash" at the Texas State Fair with its all-new Titan XD pick-em-up. Titan is an "all-American" effort as the truck was planned in Tennessee, designed in California, engineered in Michigan, tested in Arizona, and assembled in Mississippi. Titan will eventually be available in three cab configurations, three bed lengths, two frame sizes, 4x4 and 4x2 drive and five grade levels, but will be introduced as the XD model which comes equipped with a Cummins V8 turbo diesel. And yes, Nissan is watching how the VW fracas affects diesel acceptance (although truck owners have opted for diesel engines, when available, for many years due to the prodigious torque, fuel efficiency, and towing capability of diesel-powered trucks). Gasoline-fuel engines will follow when the rest of the line is rolled out sometime after the Titan XD's launch in December. For lots of info, check out the press release, 2 videos, and the previous post.

Source: Nissan - Press releases after the "read more" jump. Previous post.






Press Release:
2016 TITAN XD leads major Nissan presence at the State Fair of Texas

All-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD, powered by Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel, takes center stage at interactive Nissan truck display


Nissan kicked off its biggest presence ever at the world famous State Fair of Texas with a special showing of the all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup in the heart of American truck country.

The 2016 TITAN XD, which was planned in Tennessee, designed in California, engineered in Michigan, tested in Arizona and assembled in Mississippi, will be featured on a specially built "TITAN Proving Grounds" display, providing truck fans the unique opportunity to take part in a series of interactive activities and experience TITAN XD in its natural setting. The State Fair of Texas runs September 25 through October 18 at Fair Park in Dallas.

"Texas has played a huge role in the development of our all-new lineup of American TITAN trucks. The initial focus groups took place here and we've taken it through multiple clinics throughout the state. Texans know trucks and we wanted to hear from expert truck customers," said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing and Operations, U.S.A., Nissan North America, Inc. "To test TITAN XD under real world conditions, we've also put prototype trucks in the hands of folks in Texas and across the U.S. - construction workers, farmers, ranchers, and even a rodeo equipment manufacturer."

The centerpiece of Nissan's State Fair of Texas display is the TITAN XD, which is powered by a new Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine rated at a powerful 555 lb-ft of torque and is set to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in December.

The TITAN XD – which features a maximum towing capacity of more than 12,000 pounds* when properly equipped – will later be available in a total of three cab configurations, three bed lengths, two frame sizes, 4x4 and 4x2 drive and five grade levels.

"The key attributes of TITAN XD is that it offers increased towing stability, along with more torque, than a traditional half-ton pickup – without the sacrifices of a harsh ride, unnecessary capability and higher price of a ¾-ton truck," said Diaz.

TITAN's innovation leadership continues with cutting-edge available towing, utility features and driving aids, including an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer Light Check system that allows one-person hook-up operation – including checking turn signals, brake lights and running/clearance lights.

Also assisting trailer hook-ups is the TITAN's RearView Monitor with Trailer Guides, while the available Around View® Monitor (AVM) provides a virtual 360° "bird's eye" view of the surrounding area from front, rear and side cameras to help with parking and pulling in and out of tight spaces. The system also includes Moving Object Detection (MOD), which helps detect moving objects such as vehicles, shopping carts or other large objects near the vehicle when backing out via an on-screen notification and warning chime.

Helping TITAN XD owners take advantage of its ample towing power are two available hitches – including an integrated gooseneck hitch engineered into the frame and easily accessible in the bed.

Nissan currently employs more than 1,000 people in Texas at the Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC), Nissan Central Region and a parts distribution center. There are also 71 Nissan dealerships in the state.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.