This afternoon at a Detroit Auto Show media roundtable event, Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn unequivocally confirmed that Nissan will build a next-generation Titan pickup. "We are going to replace it. We are going to present in every segment in the market in the United States." Previous news stories indicated that Nissan was pursuing a new Titan, but persistent reports indicated that the automaker would pursue an outside partner for the vehicle's development.

A subsequent Autoblog discussion with a Nissan official revealed that not only is the company developing the next-generation Titan right now – internally and without another automaker as a partner – it's not that far off. Our source confirms that Nissan will first show the truck "in about a year's time" and the vehicle will likely go on sale as a 2014 model, consistent with earlier reports.

One of the chief issues the current Titan has faced, according to our source, has been its limited configurability versus competitors' offerings. But the next-generation Titan won't make this same mistake – it will offer multiple engines and cab configurations.

Nissan first introduced the Canton, Mississippi-built Titan in 2004, but it's suffered from slow sales and limited updates. More recently, The Japanese marque entered the North American commercial truck market with its NV van line, but in 2011, it only managed to sell around 6,500 units.



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      Luke
      • 3 Years Ago
      2014? Should put it in line with a new F150, Silverado/Sierra, and Tundra. Gonna be heady days, those.
      whofan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Don`t care about the Titan. If Nissan could get some gas mileage out of the Frontier that would be great. 16 city 19 hwy might as well buy a full size truck. The Frontier is great. Why can`t the auto companys get a compact truck to produce some mileage?
        Wisdom Seeker
        • 3 Years Ago
        @whofan
        I have never gotten below 20 MPG with mine. 2006 Crew Cab 4WD / 6M. On highway trips have reached close to 24 MPG. Just Sayin.
      CEC
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think it would be better for the Japan companies to team up when building a pickup. Individually, they will never be able to equal what the big 3 have. A Toyota power train with some Nissan design language would be a powerful contender
      mylz
      • 3 Years Ago
      why dont they just give up. if anything as proven they cannot compete with the Detroit 3... the tundra is a joke and the titan is well outdated and still was not that great of a truck to begin with.
        crazymagman
        • 3 Years Ago
        @mylz
        Seems like people were saying the same thing about the Camry in the mid 80's and the Altima in the mid 90's. Who's owning the mid-size segment now? Looks like Camry, Altima, and Accord. It's not the Detroit 2(Chrysler is Fiat owned). Give them time, and trucks may be in the same boat. The latest Tundra sales have increased over each generation, and chances are the next gen Titan will increase over this generation also.
          Basil Exposition
          • 3 Years Ago
          @crazymagman
          You are way off crazymagman. Camry and Accord started off as superior products to their contemporary competition at a lower price. Because of this they began picking up sales traction and market share almost immediately and never slowed down, never looked back. That is why they still dominate to this day. None of the above can be said about either Titan or Tundra. They are emphatically not following the same path as Camry and Accord - not even close.
      JaredN
      • 3 Years Ago
      More competition is good, but Nissan will really have to up their game to be competitive with the big 3 in pickups.
      guyverfanboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is the one coming with the Cummin's 4 cyclinder diesel right? Sounds good to me.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        brandon
        • 2 Years Ago
        No such link exist. It would seem that your information is not correct.
      Tom DeFigueiredo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Come on diesel this what daddies been waiting for.. NO WHAMMYS. Never bought original Titan want them to slim down and come in with three engines 1) VQ v-6 base aim for 25 mpg highway 2) smaller v-8 aim for 20 mpg highway 3) diesel v6 thats been rumored with cummins 30+ mpg high. I loved the original but do to real estate never had opportunity, would love to buy a good looking sequel. The had how many years to poop this out it better be good.
      F1
      • 3 Years Ago
      yaawn. what the hell happen to Nissan they were on a roll a few years back....
      Nickoo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cummin's inline 4 with an 8 speed and you'll have yourself a sale.
        Joe K.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nickoo
        Hey, make it a station wagon too! That will sell like hotcakes! Wait, what..sorry...I got caught up in the diesel talk and just instinctively went to station wagon.
          Basil Exposition
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Joe K.
          Haaaaaa!!!! Joe you just made my day! So tired of hearing that broken record!
      thedriveatfive
      • 3 Years Ago
      Rebirth of the also ran.
      Freightliner
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please offer a cummins diesel!!!!!!!!!!
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