When the Nissan Titan XD unveiled in Detroit as a heavy-duty half-ton pickup with massive amounts of Cummins power under its hood, many were surprised as the truck's specifications were revealed. Here's the facts along with the unveil video.
The Nissan Titan unveil was one of the first of the day when the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opened in Detroit. The unveiling was chaperoned by Carlos Ghosn himself, arguably the busiest CEO in the world, and ignored pomp and circumstance in favor of frank honesty. The Titan XD, said Ghosn, is not "the best in class," it's the "best new class." While he didn't use the term "heavy-duty half-ton," that is what the Titan XD is.
The gasoline versions of the new Titan will unveil later this year, but several points were made that clearly show the direction Nissan is taking with the second-generation Titan. Ghosn openly admitted that in ten years, the Titan has gained only about one percent of the overall pickup truck market in the United States. On the other hand, the truck market here is arguably the most difficult for a newcomer to break into. With this new offering and lineup of Titan trucks, Nissan expects to see their market share grow by four or five fold to roughly four or five percent of the market. That single-digit share may not sound like much, but to do that over just a couple of years will be ground-breaking and would give Nissan a solid enough footing to be considered a permanent fixture in pickup trucks.
Leading the way will be the Nissan Titan XD with its huge diesel engine and mind-boggling capabilities. After the unveil video, we'll list some fast figures for the truck. Later, we'll pen a comparison showing how this new Titan XD stacks up against the current-generation 2015 Titan.
I hope Nissan is able to compete better in the Full Size Pickup Truck Category. It's a tough market. They are doing everything that they can to get more Pulling/Hauling Power,, and still get more MPG.
The midsize market is tough too,, and with the New Colorado,, it's getting even tougher.
So far,, I really like my '13 Frontier,, and believe,, I made the right choice. I just hope that it will be as good as the '93 2.4L Hardbody that I had for 20 year's. I'm going to try and do my part anyway's.
I have been watching the titan very closely. I got rid of my 12 fronty for a 14 Rogue and then dumped the rogue for a van since i needed passenger space. My current plan is to wait to the second year production of the titan and get one provided on pricing. Might get another fronty once more details are released on its redesign whenever that may happen.
It'll be interesting to see how the New Titan turn's out. I expect Nissan will offer a more competitive Full Size Truck.
I thought that the New Colorado had an edge on the V6 Frontier,, and it doe's in HP,, but not in Torque. I need to go to the Chevy Site,, and Build one, to see how much it will tow.
When the New Frontier come's out,, I expect Nissan to again offer a competitive Mid Size Truck.
My Barber bought a Honda Ridgeline. I was looking it over,, and one thing that he liked was a Trunk under the Bed. Never seen that before on a Pickup. Settup like an Auto Trunk,, with the Spare Tire in the Trunk. Still not enough for me to think much about a Ridgeline,, as a Pickup though. I see it,, sort of like someone that want's an SUV,, but also needs a Pickup, and get a Ridgeline,, that is a little bit of both.
The Pickup Market is tough & competitive, so it will be interesting to see how it develop's.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When the covers were pulled off the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in January, it was really two debuts in one with the all-new Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine being shown for the first time too.
The Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel in the upcoming 2016 Nissan TITAN XD features a unique Cummins M²™ Two-Stage Turbocharger and is configured to work well at both low and high engine speeds. The series sequential turbocharging system, involving two differently sized turbochargers, effectively provides a small turbocharger for low air flow requirements and a large turbo for high air flow. The small turbo provides the advantage of good transient response due to its low inertia and the large turbo maintains power at higher engine speeds. This helps eliminates turbo lag, providing a continuous delivery of peak torque through the RPM range.
In order to control the air flow between the two turbochargers, the new M² system from Cummins Turbo Technologies uses a patented rotary valve to open ports that perform the bypass or waste-gate functionality and provide exhaust after-treatment thermal management.
"We are excited to have Cummins as a partner to launch the new TITAN XD. The Indiana-made Cummins 5.0L V8 is a perfect fit for our truck that was designed in California, engineered in Detroit, and will be assembled in Mississippi," said Rich Miller, chief product specialist, TITAN, Nissan North America, Inc. "The 2016 TITAN reflects the passion that both Nissan and Cummins employees have toward their heritage as truck people. We collectively know what we would want in our own truck and pulled together all of those traits into one unbeatable package that we are thrilled to finally show the world."
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