• Feb 1st 2007 at 7:32AM
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With the Chicago Auto Show kicking off next week, the automakers are starting to show off their wares. Nissan will have a trio of '08 truck updates (Titan, Armada, and Pathfinder) on display, and the first one we'll show you is the freshened Titan. Nissan's full-sized pickup gets a lightly updated face and will now be available in a new long-wheelbase version (shown). Also take note of the beefier rearview mirrors, which jut out on twin stalks instead of the more compact one-piece folding units used on the previous version.

A new PRO-4 trim level has also been added as well, but we don't have additional details on what that specifically includes at this time. We do know that heated leather seats, Bluetooth connectivity and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system are among the creature comforts available on the '08. Motivation comes from a V8 dishing out 317 horses and 385 lbs of torque, which all translates into a maximum towing capacity of 9,500 lbs. -- not enough to best either GM or Toyota's new trucks. We'll update you with more complete info as soon as we can get our hands on it.

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[Source: Kicking Tires]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I thought Titans had rear seat DVD systems in '06. My brother-in-law bought one of the first Titans and his had a rear seat DVD system, even though, as a passenger-less hauler no one would ever use it. Seems it was part of some package he wanted and the dealer could not find a truck with what he wanted and WITHOUT DVD.

      Have to agree with first poster on the "update". It looks so minor, no one will know the '08 from an '07 and the non-power upgrade will probably keep Nissan from increasing sales over current levels. I imagine we will see Nissan capitalizing on fuel economy aspects of the "less powerful" Titan (compared to Toyota and domestic offerings).

      As far as styling goes, if I were in the market for a truck of this size...I'd buy a Titan over a Tundra, even the new one. (Though the 5.7 regular cab/shortbed Tundra sounds sweet.) But would go for a F-150 over a Titan or Chevy/Dodge.
      • 8 Years Ago
      the titan is still farely new, its coming up on its 5th year in production and still competes with the other 1/2 ton trucks. how long was it before they made the tundra a full size and able to compete with the big dogs. I beleive when the titan is redesigned its going to put all the other trucks to shame. just like it did when it first debuted,the titan was bigger and more powerful than its competition. nissan has something up their sleeve for the next generation titan and its gonna kick ass.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree, Nissan is not just bowing out of this fight. They have something up there sleeve for the next gen and when it comes out it will dog the competition, much like it did in 04! That's why I'm waiting till 09 to trade my 05 in!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Even with these updates, the Titan is the one full-size truck whose sales are at the highest risk of being taken away by the new Tundra.

      Mr. Karesh, I fully agree with you that direct injection is the way to go. I hope that the automakers will quit being so cheap and start installing it on their vehicles.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I sat in a Titan at a local autoshow. It had all the options like leather, DVD player etc. Then there was the Silverado on one side and an F-150 on the other. The domestics quality and materials were SO much better looking than the Titan's it was almost amazing. No wonder it has been a sales disappointment. This refresh looks a little better than the old one though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I know its a couple years old, but I think they are going to lose alot of sales to Toyota. Toyota just has a better reputation then Nissan.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow! Major update ... not! Slapping new trim pieces on something doesn't make it a competitor for all the new hardware from GM or Toyota. This truck is going to be the recipient of the sales that Toyota will gain with their new, fugly truck.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I wonder if there is long wheelbase king cab, and if so, how long is the bed? and where the hell is the diesel that professionals have been looking for from this truck?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I have an early 2004 with navigation and DVD and has double post mirrors. With 50,000 miles and going strong am looking to buy an 08. My business partners also have 2005 years with no problems and chose them after driving the much sluggish Fords and Chevs.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nissan is way better stylized than Dodge, GM and Toyota. I look forward to the re-designed Titan.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nissan should add the ZF 6 speed automatic, make the 4x2 VQ40 and 4.083 axle ratio, move the V8 to the 3.357 axle ratio from 2.937.

      Then maybe nissan can get around to adding variable exhaust valve timing (for mileage) and dual length intake runners (for more torque and power)
      • 8 Years Ago
      How long is the bed on this truck? Does anybody know?
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