When the new Nissan Titan XD was launched last year, it only offered a single engine: a Cummins 5.0-liter V6 turbodiesel that produces 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque. It’s no slouch, but some of our customers at 171 Nissan were wondering—what about a gas-powered engine? What about a V8?
Well, Nissan has heard the requests and delivered, as the new 2016 Nissan Titan XD is now available with a gas-powered 5.6-liter V8. It’s cheaper and makes 390 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque, a whopping 73 horsepower and 16 lb-ft of torque more than the V8 that powered the previous Titan, thanks to direct injection, a significantly higher compression ratio of 11.2:1, and improved thermal efficiency. And we thought the original Nissan Titan XD was powerful!
That extra horsepower makes the V8 feel quicker and more responsive than the diesel, though the diesel’s superior torque gives it the towing advantage—at least at sea level, where the turbocharger still has air to suck in. Be sure to visit us at 171 Nissan to understand all of the differences between the two engines and make your decision! We love talking about the new 2016 Nissan Titan XD and telling our customers about its great performance!
Expanding its all-new truck lineup even more, Nissan showed off the 2017 Nissan TITAN at the New York Auto Show. This half-ton pickup is expected to be Nissan’s best-selling truck and is a little bit smaller than the recently introduced TITAN XD.
“The 2017 TITAN half-ton has the same aggressive style of the TITAN XD, but is about a foot shorter in wheelbase,” said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc., in a statement. “They share the same cabs, but while it offers similar ruggedness and durability, the TITAN half-ton’s chassis is completely different than XD.”
Powering this all-new truck is a 5.6-liter Endurance V8 gasoline engine rated at 390 horsepower. This will be paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission.
Initially, the 2017 Nissan TITAN will come only in a Crew Cab design, but both a Single and King Cab variations will be added later. The Crew Cab will arrive in dealerships this summer.
With the addition of the TITAN XD and the all-new 2017 TITAN, Nissan’s full-size pickup lineup will have a wide range of options for buyers to choose from, including two chassis sizes, two fuel options, a range of cab and bed sizes, and so much more.
Here at 171 Nissan, we love the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD and can’t wait to see the all-new 2017 Nissan TITAN when it arrives later this summer.[Top]
Every year, the Z Car Club Association celebrates its love of Nissan by holding a convention. This year, the 28th Annual International Z Car Convention (ZCon) was held in Memphis.
Nissan, of course, attended the convention and hit the road to ZCon in Memphis with fellow enthusiasts, VIPs, and employees on a 220-mile road trip from Nissan headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee.
At the convention, Nissan showcased an exciting lineup of past and newly-released cars, including the entire NISMO lineup, an original 240Z, a 2009 40th anniversary Z, the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima, and the 2016 Nissan Titan XD. The featured car at the event was a 1974 260Z 2+2—the last Nissan lease vehicle used by the late Yutaka Katayama.
“ZCON is a great opportunity to showcase some of our most exciting vehicles – past and present – and celebrate Nissan’s rich sports car heritage alongside an outstanding group of enthusiasts,” said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc, in a statement. Furthermore, “with this year’s event so close to Nissan’s North American headquarters, it’s only fitting that we join Nissan fans on a road trip with an incredible lineup of Z cars, NISMO vehicles, the all-new 2016 Maxima and 2016 TITAN XD and more.”
At the event, held July 14 through July 18, attendees could participate in an autocross competition, driving tours, raffles, and more.[Top]
“If your towing needs strain the capabilities of existing half-ton pickups but you don’t want to make the stretch to an expensive, stiff-riding heavy-duty pickup, the Titan XD might be in the sweet spot,” claims Edmunds.com.
Nissan recently revealed it’s newly redesigned, second generation, full-size pickup at the North American International Auto Show. The 2016 Nissan Titan provides consumers with the choice of: two frame sizes, the larger being the XD, three cabin configurations, five trim levels and three bed lengths.
The first version to be released, the Titan XD, will be available to consumers late 2015. Under the hood, the Titan XD encloses a 310 hp 5-liter Cummins V8 turbo-diesel engine controlled by an Aisin six-speed automatic transmission. A V6 version and a gasoline powered V8 will be soon to follow.
The Titan XD also comes equipped with 12,000 lbs of towing capability and a payload capacity of 2,000 lbs. Updated features include: a gooseneck trailer hitch, lockable storage box beneath the rear seat, additional locked storage reachable from the bed, and LED lighting on the bed rails. Safety features include Nissan’s surround-view camera system, blind-spot warning, and moving object detection.
Come test drive this new brawny Titan later this year and find your sweet spot at 171 Nissan![Top]
In January, Detroit will, as always, play host to the North American International Auto Show, where the next-generation 2016 Nissan Titan will make its long-anticipated debut. Here at 171 Nissan, we don’t know how we’re going to contain our excitement until then—January is still five long months away. For now, though, we’ll at least enjoy our rights of speculation, joining in with Torque News to guess what the 2016 Nissan Titan will look like.
Torque News made a list of five things to expect from the new Titan, like more powertrain options, improved fuel economy, added technology and convenience features, and even an overall larger design. But it’s mostly just conjecture at this point; however, we do know for sure that the Titan will feature a 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine, making the engine lineup more diverse for the next generation.
What’s on your personal wish list for the next-generation Titan? Let us know when you visit us at 171 Nissan to check out our lineup of cars, trucks, and SUVs alike.[Top]