Nissan introduces Frontier and Titan Midnight Edition models just in time for solar eclipse

Article by Christian A., on August 24, 2017

Amid the excitement related to the solar eclipse, Nissan revealed two of its pickups, both in a special edition livery. Instead of waiting for auto shows, Nissan chose to debut its new models in the United States on this auspicious day. The Japanese manufacturer has not introduced new models. Instead, it unveiled a Midnight Edition for the following models: Titan, Titan XD, and the Frontier.

For the Midnight Edition, expect to see a blacked out version of the cars. To be more specific, the Titan model will now get a black front grille, headlight surrounds, foglight trim. And for the Titan XD, it gets additional blacked out fender louvers too. Smaller details like the mirror caps, door handles, badges and step rails also get a darker shadow like shade too. Other than that, they will now have a set of black painted 20-inch wheels to complete the midnight look. If you are not a big fan of all-black cars and would rather see some contrast, you can order the car in a different finish such as Gun Metallic gray and Pearl White.

The Midnight Edition package is not just limited to the car’s exterior. In the cabin, you will find Charcoal black accents together with black floor mats.

When it comes to the Titan, the Crew Cab body of the mid-range SV and SL trims are compatible with the package - which includes both the 4x4 and 4x2 powertrains. Furthermore, the Midnight Edition can only be applied to the Crew Cab SV and SL with the 4x4 models that come with a Cummins 5.0 liter V8 turbodiesel.

Similarly, the Frontier Midnight Edition gets almost the same upgrades. From the pickup’s gloss black grille, semi-gloss black step rails, blacked out mirror caps and door handles, to the matching badges. To make it look a little more seamless, the front and rear bumpers come in the same shade as the body. For this model, customers can choose from three paint jobs including Magnetic Black, Gun Metallic and Glacier White for the exterior. It can also be availed for the Crew Cab SV 4x2 and 4x4 automatic transmission models.

The Midnight Edition Frontier, Titan and Titan XD will not be available until fall 2017. The package is actually already available on models like the Altima, Maxima, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue, and Sentra. What we don’t know yet is how much the Midnight Edition will cost for these vehicles. However, the company assures us that the package will cost lower compared to purchasing the parts individually.

Press Release

Aug 21, 2017 Nissan adds three new pickup truck models to popular

As the midday sky went dark over Middle Tennessee today during the total solar eclipse, Nissan rolled out three new additions to its popular and hot selling portfolio of custom Midnight Edition models: TITAN, TITAN XD and Frontier Midnight Editions. Nissan's Midnight Editions sell on average two times faster than standard models. The Midnight Edition lineup also includes the Altima, Maxima, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue and Sentra.

"Following the tremendous response to the original Maxima SR Midnight Edition, we've created a complete portfolio of the popular blacked-out Midnight Edition look among our core Nissan sedan, crossover and SUV models," said Billy Hayes, division vice president, Nissan Sales, Nissan North America, Inc. "We expect the strong customer appeal to continue with the expansion of the Midnight Edition package to our TITAN, TITAN XD and Frontier pickups."

The 2018 Frontier, TITAN and TITAN XD Midnight Editions will be available in late fall 2017. Pricing1 is not finalized yet for the Midnight Edition packages but is expected to provide customers with a significant discount versus if the items were purchased separately.

The TITAN and TITAN XD Midnight Editions include a long list of special features: black grille with dark insert, dark headlights, black fog light finishers, black fender louvers (TITAN XD only), black outside rearview mirrors and door handles, step rails, black exterior badging, 20-inch black painted aluminum-alloy wheels, body-color front and rear bumpers, charcoal interior trim, Midnight Edition exterior badges and available Midnight Edition floor mats. Both TITANs are available in a choice of three exterior colors – Magnetic Black, Gun Metallic and Pearl White.

For TITAN, the Midnight Edition package is available on Crew Cab SV and SL grade 4x4 and 4x2 models. TITAN XD Midnight Editions are offered only on Crew Cab SV and SL grade 4x4 models with a Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine.

For the 2018 Frontier, the Midnight Edition package includes a gloss-black grille, 18-inch gloss-black aluminum-alloy wheels, semi-gloss-black step rails, body-color front and rear bumpers, black outside rearview mirrors and door handles, black badging and available Midnight Edition floor mats. It is available in Crew Cab SV 4x2 and 4x4 automatic transmission models and in a choice of Magnetic Black, Gun Metallic and Glacier White exterior colors.

"A great custom look straight from the factory is what buyers really appreciate," said Hayes. "We're finding that buyers in the millennial age group especially are attracted to the Midnight Editions. Last year, Nissan was ranked as the number one brand for millennial purchases."

The 2018 Nissan TITAN and TITAN XD are assembled in Canton, Miss., with engines assembled in Decherd, Tenn. or Columbus, Ind., and are covered by "America's Best Truck Warranty" 2 – featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5-years/100,000-miles, whichever comes first. The 2018 Frontier is also assembled in Canton, Miss.

Source: Nissan

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