Redesigned 2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab makes public debut at 2016 New York Auto Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 29, 2016

Nissan has taken the veils off the new 2017 TITAN Crew Cab at the 2016 New York Auto Show. This latest version of the TITAN – to be sold starting summer 2016 -- will be powered by 5.6-liter Endurance V8 gasoline engine that develops 390 hp and is mated to a seven-speed automatic gearbox.

This Nissan engine will also power the Nissan TITAN XD V8 Gas and the 2017 Armada. Nissan will later equip the 2017 TITAN with a V6 gasoline engine. The Japanese carmaker plans to commence sales of the 2017 TITAN in the late summer of 2016 as a Crew Cab model.

The 2017 Nissan TITAN will later be available on Single and King Cab variants. Underpinned by a chassis separate from TITAN XD, the TITAN is around 14.7 inches shorter (at 228.1 inches in length) but is just as wide at 79.5 inches.

They also feature the same cab size. Nissan will make the TITAN available in 4x2 or 4x4 drive configurations and in three bed lengths: 5.5 feet, 6.5 feet and 8 feet. It will also be made available in five trim levels: S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve.

Nissan will assemble the TITAN at its site in Canton, Mississippi and the 5.6-liter V8 gasoline in Decherd, Tennessee. 

In addition, Nissan enhanced engine noise isolation and body sealing in the new TITAN. Fred Diaz, Division Vice President and General Manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles at Nissan North America, Inc., remarked that the TITAN is different from the TITAN XD, even with the lug nuts. He noted that the TITAN and TITAN XD are serving a different type of customer.

Interior Design

The new TITAN boasts of a multi-functional interior with primary focus on utility, as designers were intent on improving the layout of switched, driver control and storage spaces to make the cabin easy to use.

For instance, designers increased the front and rear storage by 33 percent and 28 percent, respectively, compared to the previous generation Titan. Moreover, the new TITAN now features a second row underseat storage with a locking lid for security and the integrated fold-out flat floor.

Moreover, the truck’s center console can accommodate a cased tablet or a 15-inch laptop. Interestingly, all switches inside the TITAN are clustered by function type and are located by frequency of use.

Other interior design features include seven assist grips, 12-volt and 120-volt power outlets, console-side map pockets and remote start with climate control function as well as Rockford Fosgate premium 12-speaker audio system.

Additionally, the glove compartment handle is now located on the left hand side to allow easier driver access. Moreover, visibility and usability of the center stack area has been improved in the new TITAN, thanks to a tilt and telescoping steering column with a standard column-mounted transmission shifter lever.

This feature allows for extra storage on the center console without giving up the rear cupholders and second row climate control vents. For the 2017 model year, the TITAN is provided with a premium grade instrument panel that includes a 5.0-inch color display, 7.0-inch NissanConnectSM with Navigation, analog and digital gauges, distinct diesel monitoring and maintenance displays, Mobile Apps and Services color monitor.

Moreover, the new TITAN is fitted with standard front and rear Zero Gravity seats that allow for optimized posture and enhanced comfort. Customers may avail of heating and cooling front seats, as well as water-repellent fabric or durable leather-appointments.

They could also have the heated front and rear be specified in cloth and leather trim levels. Nissan also took efforts to reduce the amount of noise and vibration that get into the cabin. In fact, the TITAN is the first full-size pickup to feature laminated front and rear side glass.

Press Release

Nissan shows all-new 2017 TITAN pickup at 2016 New York International Auto Show

Today at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, Nissan officially unveiled the standard bearer of its family of TITAN pickups – the 2017 TITAN Crew Cab, powered by Nissan's 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 gasoline engine.

With the all-new flagship XD model of Nissan's reimagined TITAN family of pickups already in dealer lots, this volume model, half-ton TITAN will go on sale in the late summer of 2016. TITAN will initially launch as a Crew Cab model with Single and King Cab variants planned for later in the model year.

"TITAN shares its aggressive style with the TITAN XD, but the two vehicles are completely different underneath the skin," said Fred Diaz, Division Vice President and General Manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. "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. Between TITAN and TITAN XD, we will cover about 85 percent of the 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.

"We've said before that even the lug nuts are different from TITAN to TITAN XD," added Diaz. "What's important is that these two trucks are serving a completely different type of customer. As the head of Nissan's light commercial vehicle program in the U.S, I'm thrilled to be getting this truck into the lineup as an option for fleets as well as for the personal use buyer."

TITAN will be available in 4x2 or 4x4 drive configurations 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, producing 390 horsepower. This engine, which will also be featured in the TITAN XD V8 Gas and the all-new 2017 Armada, 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, and pricing will be available closer to its on-sale date.

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