Say hello to the 2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab.
Nissan officially unveiled the standard version of the flagship Titan XD at the New York Auto Show this week. The XD’s little brother comes with a 5.6-liter V8 good for 390 horses and goes on sale later this summer. It’s made for a completely different customer than the heavy-duty XD.
“TITAN shares its aggressive style with the TITAN XD, but the two vehicles are completely different underneath the skin,” said Fred Diaz, Division Vice President and General Manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. “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. Between TITAN and TITAN XD, we will cover about 85 percent of the full-size truck market.”
Titan is built on a separate chassis from the Titan XD, and is approximately 228.1 inches long (14.7 inches less than XD) and 79.5 inches wide (same as XD), with the cab size shared between the two vehicles.
“We’ve said before that even the lug nuts are different from TITAN to TITAN XD,” added Diaz. “What’s important is that these two trucks are serving a completely different type of customer. As the head of Nissan’s light commercial vehicle program in the U.S, I’m thrilled to be getting this truck into the lineup as an option for fleets as well as for the personal use buyer.”
The new half-ton will be available in 4×2 or 4×4 drive configurations and three bed lengths – 5.5, 6.5 and 8 feet. Similar to Titan XD, it will be available in five trim levels: S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve.
The Titan’s V8 is also featured in the XD V8 Gas model and the all-new 2017 Armada. It’s mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. A V6 gasoline engine will also be available at some point.
The truck, which is being built in Mississippi, will launch as a Crew Cab, but Nissan says a Single and King Cab variant will come later in the model year.
Pricing to follow.