Gasoline-powered Titan Joins Nissan Pickup Line

2016 TITAN XD Crew Cab (with 5.6L Endurance V8 gasoline)

Making its debut at the New York International Auto Show, Nissan’s 2017 Titan Crew Cab Pickup follows the previously released Titan XD, touted as the industry-first “tweener” – a truck that slots neatly between the light and heavy duty segments.

“Titan shares its aggressive style with the Titan XD, but the two vehicles are completely different underneath the skin,” said Steve Rhind, director of marketing, Nissan Canada Inc.

Built on a completely different chassis, the Titan is 14.7 inches shorter than its diesel-powered sibling.

2016 TITAN XD Crew Cab (with 5.6L Endurance V8 gasoline)

“Even the lug nuts are different from Titan to Titan XD” said Rhind. “What’s important is that these two trucks are serving a completely different type of customer.”

The Titan will be available in either 4×2 or 4×4 configurations, three bed lengths (5.5, 6.5 and 8 feet) and five trim levels; S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve.

Under the hood is Nissan’s 5.6-litre V8 gas engine with 390 hp mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Reportedly, there’s a V6 engine in the works, but no details are available at this time.

The Titan is scheduled to arrive this summer, with pricing to be announced closer to its due date.

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Lesley Wimbush

Lesley Wimbush

In 5th grade, Lesley traded drawings of muscles cars for chocolate bars and things really haven't changed much since then. When not cursing the gremlins behind the insidious check engine light on her 400 hp modified Dodge Dakota, Lesley can be found lapping her Mazda MX3 KLZE at Mosport.