Nissan revealed new details on its smaller Nissan Half-Ton that will sell right next to its bigger brother, the XD full-size pickup.
If you took one look at the Nissan Titan XD and this new Nissan Titan half-ton and had a difficulty spotting any differences, you won’t be the first. But that’s ok. According to Nissan USA earlier Thursday, they’ve unveiled an all new Nissan Titan-half ton that should fill the gap between those that don’t quite want a full-size Titan XD but need something sizeable enough to get the job done. Shorter, not as long, and with a smaller wheelbase, the differences between the two can be hard to spot but they’re there.
According to Rich Miller, Director of Product Planning for Nissan of North America,
"There’s a strong family resemblance between TITAN XD and the standard TITAN, with their shared rugged exterior style.TITAN will compete in the heart of the full-size pickup segment – the half-ton – while the TITAN XD provides a unique solution for customers by bridging the cost and capability gap between traditional half-ton and full heavy-duty pickups. Together TITAN and TITAN XD will cover nearly 85 percent of the total full-size truck market.”"
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Titan is built on a totally separate chassis from the Titan XD. It’s 14.7 inches shorter, a foot shorter in the wheelbase, 1.5 inches less in height but has the same width. According to Miller, even the lug nut pattern is different.
The only available engine will be Nissan’s 5.6L V8 with 390 HP and 401 lb-ft with all that power paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission. There will be a V6 gasoline engine available.
No pricing as of yet but the truck will go on sale sometime during the Summer.
And no mention of payload rating or towing which is a slight bummer given that those are very important statistics for truck buyers.