"The Titan and Titan XD do not share any common chassis components," Rich Miller, Nissan's director of product planning for trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles, said in the pickup's announcement. "Even the lug nuts are different."
The Titan's chassis is quite a bit smaller than the XD. At 228.1 inches long for the crew cab model, the standard truck is 14.7 inches shorter overall than its XD counterpart. The wheelbase shrinks nearly a foot, and height drops by 1.5 inches. Both models have the same width, though, and the cab sizes are also identical, so occupants shouldn't feel cramped.
Despite the difference in size, the two trucks look very similar. Their big mesh grilles, headlights, and front fascias have a distinct resemblance. You can notice the standard Titan is smaller in profile, but the styling is still largely the same.
Nissan will offer the Titan with two engines, but it will only discuss one at the moment. Customers will be able to order a 5.6-liter V8 with 390 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque and a seven-speed automatic gearbox. There will also be a gasoline-fueled V6, but the company won't talk specifics yet.
The standard Titan will go on sale this summer in rear- and four-wheel drive configurations. Nissan will offer the truck with three cabs – Crew, King, and Single – and three bed lengths – 5.5, 6.5, and 8 feet. Buyers will also be able to spec a truck that will be just right for them because the Titan will be available in five trims: S, SV, PRO-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve.
Half-ton truck fills out TITAN lineup; goes on sale in summer 2016
CHICAGO (Feb. 11, 2016) – Now that the all-new flagship XD model of Nissan's reimagined TITAN family of pickups is on dealer lots, Nissan is turning its attention to the upcoming "standard" (half-ton) version of TITAN at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show with a special photography release.
"There's a strong family resemblance between TITAN XD and the standard TITAN, with their shared rugged exterior style," said Rich Miller, Director of Product Planning for Trucks, SUVs and Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. and Chief Product Specialist for TITAN and TITAN XD. "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. Together TITAN and TITAN XD will cover nearly 85 percent of the total full-size truck market."
TITAN is built on a separate chassis from 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. "The TITAN and TITAN XD do not share any common chassis components," added Miller. "Even the lug nuts are different."
TITAN will be available in 4x2 or 4x4 drive configurations with three cabin configurations – Crew Cab, King Cab and Single cab – and three bed lengths – 5.5, 6.5 and 8 feet. Similar to TITAN XD, TITAN will be available in five trim levels – S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve.
The TITAN will be powered by Nissan's 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 gasoline engine capable of 390 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine will be mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. A V6 gasoline engine will also be available (details to be announced at a later date).
The Nissan TITAN will be assembled in Canton, Mississippi with the 5.6-liter V8 gasoline assembled in Decherd, Tennessee. The truck goes on sale in summer 2016.
For more information on the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD, including photography, please visit www.NissanNews.com.
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