2017 Nissan Titan is new model and here we can explain a lot of specs. The Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan first introduced the Titan back in September 2003, after the concept model Alpha T displayed at the 2001 Detroit Auto Show, for the North American market. It was a full size pickup truck offered in both two door and four door body styles and shared its platform, the F-Alpha, with the Nissan Armada and Infiniti QX56, which are both SUVs.
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The Titan justifies its name, which came from the divine beings of the Greek mythology, by being one of the largest pickup trucks available on the market. It was available as both front engine, rear-wheel drive and four wheel drive.
The wasn’t any engine options to choose from, considering every model was equipped with the 32-valve 5.6 liter V8 and mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain was outputting around 315 HP and 385 lb ft of torque.
It came in four basic trim levels: XE, SE, LE and Pro-4X. The production of the first generation ended in 2015, and during that 12 years, not much has changed in the design itself, nor the performance. However, fans are expecting a lot from the brand new second generation models, including the Nissan Titan and the Nissan Titan XD style, which were introduced at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.
2017 Nissan Titan Exterior and Interior
The redesigned elements of the new 2017 Nissan Titan are visible at the first glance. First of all, this vehicle is around 20 inches longer, and couple of inches wider and taller than before. Looking at the front, the car now features a head turning, huge grille and completely redesigned set of oversized headlights, making this car more aggressive looking than before.
Compared to the previous generation, the front bumper is narrower and the fog lights are rectangulary shaped, unlike the small round ones placed on the bumper of its predecessor. Byers will be able to choose between 17-inch, 18-inch and 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. It looks way more stylish and sophisticated than before, regardless of the fact it is still a pickup truck.
There are three cabin configurations available: King, Crew and Standard, as well as five different trim levels. Some of the models will feature LED headlights and bed lighting, a damped tailgate opening and leather covered seats.
The infotainment system is not bad, but urban customers will not be amused with the fact that there’s no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto option available. However, the new XD features a backup camera and a must have in the pickup department, a tow-hookup-assistant feature. The driver will handle navigation and the NissanConnect app suite via the 7-inch touchscreen.
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The new 2017 Nissan Titan XD will feature a powerful 5.0 liter V8 turbo diesel engine, capable of producing 310 HP and a staggering 555 ib ft of torque at 1,600 rpm, continuing the tradition of offering a single engine option. It will be mated to a six speed automatic transmission and there will be no alternative to that. As far as the towing capacity is concerned, this giant will be able to tow up to 12,314 pounds, 3,000 pounds more than the previous model.
Now, it’s not that bad that there’s just one engine option. Fuel efficiency is also one of its stronger suits, considering this vehicle’s weight. In the city, this car returns 15.8 mpg and on the highway 20.8 mpg. It will be available in both 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrains.
2017 Nissan Titan Pricing
There is no official announcement yet, when it comes to the price, but it is safe to assume that the base price of the new 2017 Nissan Titan XD will start at around $40,000. By choosing the additional options, buyers could spend up to $60,000.