The all-new 2016 Nissan Titan XD full-size pickup is now rolling off the assembly line in Canton, Mississippi. It’s just in time, too, since the first ones are scheduled to hit dealerships late this year. The first Cummins diesel-powered pickup off the line was a Forged Copper Platinum Reserve model.
“It has been a long, hard journey getting to today and I want to express my appreciation to the entire Titan XD team,” says Jose Muñoz, executive vice president of Nissan Motor Company. “And now, the real hard work begins right here on this production line – delivering the promise of innovation and excitement designed into the new Titan to our customers.”
The Titan XD churns out 310-horsepower. That’s thanks to the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel mated to a heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission. It will tow up to 12,000 pounds. It’s heavy on technology, too. It offers an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control, Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer Light Check system.
The Titan XD is the seventh vehicle built at the Canton plant. The plant also produces the Altima, Armada, Frontier, NV Cargo Van, NV Passenger Van and Murano.
“When Nissan opened the doors on its assembly plant in 2003 in Canton, it thrust Mississippi into the global spotlight. Our state’s automotive industry has grown exponentially since that time and shows no signs of slowing down,” says Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. “The launch of the 2016 Nissan Titan once again has the world’s eyes on our state and Nissan Canton’s hard-working employees who take pride in a job well done. I congratulate the entire Nissan team on yet another exciting milestone at the Canton facility.”
The Titan joins a refreshed 2016 Nissan lineup that includes the new Nissan Maxima, redesigned Nissan Altima and the updated 2016 Nissan Sentra, which just debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
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