Rich Miller, director of product planning for all trucks and SUVs, Nissan North America, stands in front of the 2016 Nissan Titan XD pickup. (CNW Group/Nissan Canada Inc.)
Toronto – The next-generation Nissan Titan pickup truck made its national debut last week at the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) in Toronto.
The first of the new Titan models, the 2016 Titan XD Crew Cab, is projected to go on sale at Nissan dealers across Canada in late 2015. The XD model creates a new class of pickup with the effortless towing and hauling of larger, more expensive heavy-duty trucks – including an available maximum towing capacity of more than 12,000 lb and maximum payload of 2,000 lb (when properly equipped) – yet has the fuel-efficiency and affordability of half-ton pickups. It is powered by the new Cummins 5.0-litre V8 Turbo Diesel rated at 310 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque.
“We see untapped potential in the Canadian truck market as buyers seek the towing and hauling power of a heavy-duty with the drivability and comfort of a light-duty,” said Christian Meunier, president of Nissan Canada Inc. “The new Titan XD is a workplace warrior, ready to haul, pull, tow and tackle whatever a jobsite throws at it – yet with the style and comfort for everyday use.”
This second-generation Titan will also be offered in additional cab, bed, powertrain and model configurations, increasing Titan’s market segment coverage. Along with the Titan Crew Cab shown in Toronto, the new Titan will be available in King Cab and standard cab versions and with a 4×4 drivetrain. Future engine options will include a new gasoline V8 and an advanced gasoline V6.
“We had a huge team at Nissan working on the all-new Titan, with backgrounds in every area of product development, but we’re united by two guiding traits – quality and durability – this is the foundation for the new Titan,” said Rich Miller, director of product planning and Titan chief product specialist.
“Throughout Titan’s development, we worked towards what the customer wants, and all in the name of quality and durability. Titan’s rigorous testing phases involved durability courses designed for global markets, including Canada’s varying terrains and cold, snowy climates.”
For more information from Mississauga, ON-based Nissan Canada, visit www.nissan.ca