Nissan launches new half-ton Titan
The engineers at Nissan have been working hard to create an all new version of the popular Nissan Titan XD for 2017 and have succeeded in creating a truck with a larger capacity and a new body design to go with it.
“2017 launched the half-ton model,” said Mark Pilla, Sales and Leasing Manager at Orangeville Nissan. “Last year we had the Titan XD which was bigger than a half-ton and a little smaller than a three-quarter ton truck. Now we have that ride quality of a half-ton truck with better than half-ton tow performance – and that’s really what Nissan wanted to accomplish. For the first time ever at Nissan we have a regular cab truck that will fit in with the trades and be more of a work type truck with a long box. The king cab will be coming out soon which is very exciting.”
The new Titan is available in several trim levels and offers two available powerplants.
The S model comes with either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive in a single cab design.
It is powered by an Endurance 5.6 L, 32 valve, V8 engine that cranks out 390 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque and is mated with a seven speed transmission. It has a generous eight-foot box length.
The Diesel version of the S model is equipped with a 5.0 L, Cummins Turbo-Diesel that provides 555 lb-ft of torque.
The Cummins Diesel is noted among truck enthusiasts as a powerhouse of an engine that provides the torque needed for hauling heavy loads while doing it with impressive efficiency.
The new crew cab version comes with either the Endurance gas engine or the Cummins Turbo-Diesel.
For those that use their truck for towing the new XD has an incredible 12,000 lb towing capacity. An available integrated gooseneck hitch is built right into the frame providing exceptional strength and is designed to flip over when not needed to allow a flat bed when you need it.
With a 2000 lb payload capacity, the Titan has the strength and rugged design for any job site or just if you are head up north for the weekend with your trailer and all your extra gear.
The truck bed has been redesigned and is larger and built with high-strength steel. If you use your truck on the job site, available bed lighting and available 110-V outlet will allow to keep working under difficult lighting situations and have your equipment powered up in no time.
The crew cab allows for six passengers and is a full four-door design which offers plenty of interior space.
The exterior design of the Titan has also received attention to detail with a new style for the new year.
“The truck has been completely re-done,” explained Mr. Pilla. “The whole truck has been changed. All four windows in the truck are laminated glass so the interior ride is so quiet it’s one of the best in its class. The overall ride quality of the truck is fantastic because of all the damping that has gone into it. There has been a complete re-haul on this truck. There’s hardly a component that’s the same as on the old version.”
With bold styling that features distinctive touches like available LED daytime running lights, the newly designed grille is both an eye catcher and functional as it is designed to increase air floor to the engine.
Inside, the Titan gives you room to stretch while at the same time providing easy access to controls and the main console.
Well thought out and well engineered, the driver’s cockpit has many features that not only make for comfortable driving, it is designed for convenience.
The standard push button start eliminates the need for a key ring. Keep the Nissan Intelligent Key in your pocket and start the engine with the push of a button.
A redesigned centre console is extra wide and provides more storage space.
Keeping up with the latest technology, the Titan has an available on-screen navigation system and on-line search function. The screen also allows you to stay connected through social media, traffic and weather reports, and many other on-line applications.
An available Around View Monitor provides a virtual 360 degree around the vehicle to assist when parking.
With an exceptional new design and more towing and load capacity than ever before, the new Titan should be on the top of the list for anyone looking for a new truck for either work or just heading up to the cottage for the weekend.
Visit Orangeville Nissan at their Highway 10, location to see the 2017 Titan.
Written by Brian Lockhart