Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc., revealed the new 2017 Titan half-ton pickup truck during a press conference at the New York auto show this week.
What will now considered to be “the standard bearer” of Nissan's family of Titan pickups, the half-ton 2017 Titan crew cab is powered by a new 390-hp 5.6-liter Endurance V8 gasoline engine. It’s also about a foot shorter than its brother, the 2016 Titan XD.
"They share the same cabs, but while it offers similar ruggedness and durability, the Titan half-ton's chassis is completely different than the Titan XD," noted Nissan’s Diaz.
The new half-ton 2017 TITAN is 228.1 inches long – 14.7 inches less than the larger Titan XD (which is 242.8 in. in length). The 2017 TITAN half-ton will initially launch as a crew cab model, with single and king cab variants planned for later in the model year.
The new TITAN half-ton will be powered by Nissan's 390-hp 5.6-liter Endurance V8 gasoline engine, assembled in Decherd, TN. That new engine, which is also featured in the Titan XD V8 Gas model, will be mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. A V6 gasoline engine will also become available at a later date.
Diaz also revealed base pricing for its 2016 Titan XD crew cab during the half-ton 2017 Titan crew cab reveal. The 2016 Titan XD crew cab 4x2 variant starts at $35,290, with the gasoline V8-equipped Titan XD initially available in five crew cab trim levels in both 4x4 and 4x2 drive configurations. All Endurance V8 engine models come standard with a new 7-speed automatic transmission with Adaptive Shift Control and Downshift Rev Matching.
"We've said before that even the lug nuts are different from Titan to Titan XD," Diaz said during the press event. "What's important is that these two trucks are serving a completely different type of customer. As the head of Nissan's light commercial vehicle program in the U.S, I'm thrilled to be getting this truck into the lineup as an option for fleets as well as for the personal use buyer."
The 2017 Nissan half-ton Titan will be assembled in Canton, MS, with its 5.6-liter V8 and soon-to-be-announced V6 gasoline engines built in Decherd, TN. The new 2017 Titan goes on sale in summer this year with pricing will be revealed closer to its on-sale date.
The 2017 Titan will be available in 4x2 or 4x4 drive configurations along with three bed lengths – 5.5, 6.5 and 8 feet. Similar to Titan XD, Titan will be available in five trim levels: S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve, the interior of which is seen here.