Nissan introduces the 2020 TITAN at the State Fair of Texas on September 26, 2019.
An all-new Nissan TITAN is here, and judging from the Platinum Reserve and Pro-4X versions we checked out at the State Fair of Texas Auto Show
, it makes a favorable impression with its new looks, added technology and cabin redesign. Design aside, the bigger news is that it gains more torque thanks to a new 9-speed automatic transmission that replaces the older 7-speed.
The new TITAN will be available in King Cab and Crew Cab body configurations in five grade levels – S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve. (There is no single cab option.) If you like huge swaths of blue sky over your head, good news there, too. TITAN Crew Cab model occupants are treated to a new available Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof, the first ever offered on TITAN. Nissan Safety Shield 360 is now standard across all grade levels.
New 9-speed AT
Under the hood you find just one engine (Nissan recently announced it was axing the diesel.
) All trims receive a re-tuned 5.6-liter V8 good for 400-horsepower (up 10 hp from its predecessor). The new 9-speed automatic has a larger final gear ratio, providing more torque at the wheels in a given gear, boosting torque from 394 to 413 lb-ft. Nissan says the new transmission also means smoother and faster acceleration.
If off-roading is in your TITAN’s future, you’ll want to consider Hill Descent Control (PRO-4X only), Hill Start Assist, Brake Limited-Slip Differential (BLSD) and electronic locking rear differential. The 2020 TITAN features an enhanced Off Road Gauge that displays the vehicle's tire angle, relative pitch and roll angles. Without using a gyroscope, a new method was developed to calculate the vehicle's orientation using accelerometer data and calculating the vehicle's G-force.
The 2020 TITAN sports a new grille that features large LED headlights and "double boomerang" LED daytime running lights. New all-LED lighting has been added to the pickup bed, while the rear exterior design includes new LED lights and tailgate finishers. Other new exterior items include the front bumper, interlocking frame grille and surround, fog lights, badging, new wheel designs and three dynamic new colors. Nissan also went for customization, offering three different grilles and five different wheel designs.
Nissan calls the 2020 TITAN’s redesigned interior “family-oriented”. There is more storage and a new available 9-inch high-resolution touchscreen display. In the tachometer, you’ll find a 7.0-inch programmable driver information display (Nissan claims it’s nearly three inches larger than most competitors'). Every 2020 TITAN includes front and rear Zero Gravity seats (which we are big fans of) that help maximize posture positioning for enhanced comfort during long distance driving. New interior features include a flexible smartphone holder/charging system to placement of the assist grips. TITAN still offers an available 12-speaker Fender Premium Audio System. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard.
The 2020 TITAN comes with standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 – a suite of six advanced driver-assist systems. Safety Shield 360 includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and class-exclusive Rear Automatic Braking.
The new TITAN also features a number of other class-exclusive technologies – Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, standard Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Intelligent Around View Monitor. Other systems include Intelligent Cruise Control, Intelligent Driver Alertness, Traffic Sign Recognition and Nissan’s innovative Rear Door Alert.
TITAN is available in either 4x2 or 4x4 drive configurations. It goes on sale in early 2020.