Nissan has finally pulled the covers off the half-ton 2017 Titan pickup, though the debut was somewhat soft. The automaker released a short narrative on the truck with only a handful of photos, none of which show the interior. Nevertheless, the main talking points are known. Let’s have a look.
First off, the Titan carries the same styling design as the Titan XD. It measures 79.5 inches wide – the same as the Titan XD – though is 14.7 inches shorter. That length is subtracted from both the bed area and the nose, just ahead of the fuel-filler door and the front tires, respectively. This can be attributed to the Titan’s unique half-ton frame, not found under the Titan XD. Nissan says even the lug nuts are different. The cab sizes remain the same, thought the standard Titan offers all three cab configurations, meaning Single, King, and Crew Cabs are present. Three bed sizes are available, too, measuring 5.5, 6.5, and 8.0 feet in length.
Just like the Titan XD, the Titan comes in five trim levels. They are S, SV, PRO-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve. The headlining drivetrain will be the revised 5.6-liter Endurance V-8 with a new seven-speed automatic transmission, while an undisclosed V-6 is still in the works. Both 2WD and 4WD drivetrains will be offered.
“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,” says Rich Miller, the director of product planning for trucks, SUVs, and commercial vehicles for Nissan. “Together Titan and Titan XD will cover nearly 85 percent of the total full-size truck market.”
The 2017 Nissan Titan will hit showrooms in the summer of 2016. Pricing and other information will be released closer to its on-sale date.
Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Nissan Titan.