A new half-ton Nissan Titan pickup truck is on the way and Nissan is giving out a few of the details at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.
Styling is the same as its big brother the Titan XD, but the standard Titan will be built on a separate chassis. Nissan says even the lug nuts will be different.
The different chassis means the Titan half-ton will be shorter than the XD, about 14 inches shorter in length to be exact, and about an inch shorter in height. However, it will come with the same cabin size.
The Titan will get Nissan’s 5.6-liter V8 engine under the hood which is good for 390-horses and 401 pound-feet of torque. It’s mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. Nissan also plans to offer a V6 option in the future.
The Titan is all about choices so get ready for them. First, Titan will come either as a 4X2 or 4X4 drive. Drivers can then choose from three different cabin configurations – Crew Cab, King Cab and Single Cab. There’s also a choice in bed length – 5.5, 6.5 and 8 feet.
Just like the Titan XD, the half-ton will be available in 5 trim levels – S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve.
“There’s a strong family resemblance between TITAN XD and the standard TITAN, with their shared rugged exterior style,” said Rich Miller, Chief Product Specialist for TITAN and TITAN XD. “TITAN will compete in the heart of the full-size pickup segment – the half-ton – while the TITAN XD provides a unique solution for customers by bridging the cost and capability gap between traditional half-ton and full heavy-duty pickups. Together TITAN and TITAN XD will cover nearly 85 percent of the total full-size truck market.”
The Titan will be built in Mississippi and go on sale this summer. The flagship Nissan Titan XD model is now on dealership lots. It also took home this year’s Truck of Texas award.
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