The New York Auto Show was remarkably quiet this year, which makes it the perfect setting for Nissan to debut its new half-ton truck.
It shares the same styling we saw in the new Titan X without the Cummins power. Instead the new 5.6 liter V8 Endurance is pumping out 390 horses, which is a good 73 horsepower over the 2015 Titan’s engine.
Check out all the details in our latest News Refresh.
Are you going to consider the Nissan Titan over the Big 3 this year? Let us know in the comments.
Video Transcript :
Nissan’s been the only foreign carmaker to go after the Big 3 in their home turf, full-size trucks.
Their new Titan full size trucks have made us second guess Chevy, RAM and Ford by offering Cummins power and revamped styling in the form of the Titan X.
But it’s a lot easier to compete with the Big 3 when the X is technically in its own category between light and heavy duty trucks.
So Nissan just threw a real contender into the ring with their next generation half-ton truck. Let’s see what its got.
The 2017 Nissan Titan finally showed its face at the New York Auto Show, although just in Crew Cab form until Single and Crew Cab variants arrive later in the model year.
Along with the Titan comes the new 5.6 liter Endurance V8 gas engine. The Decherd, Tennessee born motor will be producing 390 horsepower this time around and will also be featured as the gas option for the Titan X when paired with a 7 speed auto. Either way that’s at least a 73 horsepower gain over the last gas engine.
The styling is the same as the Titan X but the chassis it sits on is all new. In fact, the half-ton Titan’s wheelbase is a foot shorter than the X.
It of course comes with your choice of 4×2 and 4×4 drive configurations and 3 bed lengths like the Titan X. That’s 5.5, 6.5 and 8 feet. It will also feature the same 5 trim levels as the X with S, SV, Pro-4X, SL and Platinum reserve giving you an array of wallet draining options.
Since they know factory options are never enough for us, they also showed off their Titan Warrior concept at the show. It already has us imagining what these beasts might look like when geared for off-road.
While Nissan hasn’t announced the price yet but they did say the beefier Titan X would start at $35,300 and end up at about $55,000 when fully loaded. They also confirmed the new Titans would be rolling out of Canton, Mississippi sometime this summer.
So why do you guys think about Nissan’s ballsy contender to the half-ton race? Tell us what half-ton truck you think will be king this year in our poll here!
We’re curious to see if the new Titans will have the Big 3 scrambling for lost market shares or if they’ll just be an overlooked option by buyers.
The Nissan Titan is the biggest news in the 4×4 world from New York so far, so until next time, I’m Ken and you’ve just been refreshed.