Not as exciting as I hoped. It really feels like they just kinda caught up to everyone else vs putting the new truck-to-beat out there. Won't be buying one. Looks like a Ford f'ed a Ram and 9 months later, this popped out.
One of the things I like about the current truck is the rear seat folding up so my dogs have all that floor space that utilizes the full height of the cab. The new one looks like is flips down like the Fronty. Not a fan.
I am reserving judgment until I see it in person. I am hoping that Nissan replaced the Philadelphia zone rep. as that person didn't want to sell Titans -- after 2008 the Titan disappeared off the floor at the Philadelphia Auto Show. Well, I am going this February and expect that this new T will be on the floor. Yes, the front looks like a Ford, but what is the best seller? Few people appreciated the clean avant-garde advanced styling of the 2004 - 2015 Titan. Lots more like that "trowel more chrome-plated plastic on that front of that Ford" look. I hope they sell a lot of them. Maybe we get lucky and the gas powered non-XD models are more restrained. Glad to read the rear end has been changed to a beefy unit. Again, I hope its on the floor in Philly.
Yeah I may have wanted it to look a little more like a Titan and a little less like a Pathfinder matted with an F-150. I also wanted to maintain the large rear slider, and given the option I'd delete those side vents.
I'm part of the "150,000" buyers that cannot decide between a 1/2 ton and a 3/4 ton. I'm also one who regularly debates gas vs diesel. Up until now a 3/4 ton, or 1 ton, diesel was too much truck for too much money, a 3/4 ton gas was too hard on fuel for not much more capacity than the right 1/2 ton, and most 1/2 tons are too light and/to underpowered for my use. The Titan XD may be my perfect mix/size.
I'm happy to see a stronger frame, made with plowing and trailer towing in mind. The heavier front differential and rear axle should cure two of the current Titan's fatal flaws. If Cummins designs the exhaust manifolds it should take care of a third one.
What I still need to see is the detailed features and options on the SV and the SL. The Platnum and Pro-4x models mean nothing to me. I need to know I can get all the features and capcities I need with seating for six in a Crew Cab with at least a 6.5' box. So far all I see for sure is the Crew Cab 6.5' box will be the first configuration available, but if these trucks are only available with a centre console I'm out.
Hopefully the final payload and towing numbers will go up a little bit. It would be good to match the 2015 F-150's maxium payload 3,300 lbs (assuming payload package, reg cab, long box, 2wd), and exceed its towing capacity of 12,200 lbs. 3,500 lbs and 14,000 lbs sounds good to me.
Reading between the lines a bit it appears the standard Titan will be reviled later this year with a 5.6 making 400 hp and ~400 ft-lbs, and a V6 option, backed by 7-speed transmission(s). It will have its own frame, which it will sit lower on (thank goodness). I'd also say it will have a different front grill and hood, based on not housing the Cummins motor and the required cooling.
So did anyone else notice how far out the front tow hooks stick out?
CRAP!!! I now NEED a pay raise so that I can buy my wife a new car and then get an XD! Yes I am liking the new Titan. I am glad they moved the shifter to the column. Extra space in the center console. I like the 6.5' bed, the current 5' I have is too small. And finally I kinda like the look of being a cross breed b/w a Ford and Dodge.
But I am sure the price for the XD Cummins in the PRO-4X model will be pushing the 50k range...
I'm wondering if the standard Titan will look any differant then the XD? I bet they offer a floor shifter on the standard Titan, usually you don't get them in the heavier duty trucks but probably the standard one.
I would think trucks equipped with the Nissan transmission vs the Asin will have the console shift option.
From the articles I've read I expect the 'nose' and hood to look significantly different on the standard Titan. The reason for this is the space requirements to package the Cummins and provide enough frontal area for the cooling system. Also the body should be set down on the frame, without the 'body-lift' look of the XD.
YES They're a complete afterthought, look ridiculous and impede the approach angle significantly. One article noted that the tow hooks now have covers to improve aerodynamics. That means one of three things:
1. The statement is wrong,
2. The statement applies to the standard Titan, not the "body-lifted" XD, or
3. The Tow Hooks shown will not be on the production trucks and the actual tow hook is behind a cover in the bumper.
I want '3' to be correct, but I'm assuming '1', '2' and 'afterthought' at least for the XD.
Only days after Detroit world debut, all-new Nissan full-size pickup to make three weekend appearances in Southern California
LOS ANGELES – Yesterday, the all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD made a dramatic world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Michigan. This coming weekend, one of the very same TITAN XDs that commanded the stage in Detroit – a striking "SolarFlare Yellow" PRO-4X model - will make a special series of appearances more than 2,300 miles away in southern California for some special public showings.
Nissan fans can follow along via Twitter via the hashtag #NissanTITAN and will be able to take photos and share their thoughts on the new full-size pickup. They may also receive special TITAN keepsakes at each spot.
The 2016 TITAN XD, a ground-up redesign of Nissan's full-size pickup, will offer more power, capability, utility and variety to truck customers than its predecessor when it goes on sale late this year, including an all-new Cummins 5.0L Turbo Diesel V8 powerplant.
The current schedule for the 2016 TITAN XD PRO-4X display is as follows:
Saturday, January 17
8 to 10 a.m. (PST) – 4 Wheel Parts Superstore, located at 400 W. Artesia Blvd. in Compton
1 to 7 p.m. (PST) - Dirt Rider/Nissan TITAN Meet-Up @ Supercross, 2390 E. Orangewood Ave., Anaheim (off-street parking lot directly across from Angel Stadium).
Sunday, January 18
7 to 10 a.m. (PST) - Super Car Sunday at the Westfield Promenade Mall, Woodland Hills
Today's brainstorm - Factory Air Bag Option. I'm hoping the low payload numbers they've been stating are either a lie or limited by the rear springs. If that's the case Nissan could offer a factory air bag option and bump the payload and GVWR numbers up ~1000 lbs to equal the Ford's with the payload package. This assumes the rear GAWR isn't a limiting factor.
Another option would be a Factory Overload Leaf setup, which is what the F-350 uses. This is probably a more reliable option than the airbags, and it requires little maintenance and no adjusting by the operator. Oveload leafs would provide similar capacity and equal unloaded ride quality, however the loaded ride quality wouldn't be as good (or adjustable) as the air bags.
We can add either from the after-market, however Nissan needs to include them as factory options if the current GVWR and payload ratings need to be higher to meet the needs of users and truly slate the truck in between the current 1/5 ton and 3/4 ton trucks.
fdresq4, I don't see a silver XD. I do like the black one, of course. The lock on the glove box is long overdue. Nice big pumpkin. The column mounted shifter looks a lot like the one on my T! One thing I would like would be roof mounted cab (clearance) lights. These photos show less aggressive tow hooks. The lawyers must have reviewed the brochure photos. Shucks, no Impaler edition.
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