2018 Nissan Titan XD: The King Cab Style, Changes

2018 Nissan Titan XD

With the capabilities, proportions and price that fit between the light- and heavy-duty class, the Titan XD can appeal to wider buyers’ base. The all-new XD entered the scene for the 2016 model year and with a variety of options and great diesel engine this truck also combines attractive styling. Nissan expanded the Titan XD lineup with the regular cab version for the 2017 model year and also added several new package options. As the things now stand, the 2018 Nissan Titan XD will add the missing extended cab version while other changes could include new package options and more standard equipment.

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2018 Nissan Titan Warrior: Rumors, Design, Arrival

2018 Nissan Titan Warrior

How it looks when Nissan goes extreme with the pickup truck we had a chance to see at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. With the aggressive and unique styling, beefed off-road hardware and nicely trimmed interior, the Titan Warrior is one impressive truck. However, there is a big problem with this unique machine. The Titan Warrior is now just a concept model and it would definitely look much better on the road or while pushing its off-road hardware to the limits on some rugged terrains.

Fortunately, according to the latest reports from the industry insiders, Nissan is close to giving the green light for the production. Nissan hasn’t commented on that, but this model could challenge Ford’s Raptor model when it arrives sometime in next year as the 2018 Nissan Titan Warrior.

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2018 Nissan Titan: New V-6 engine, Extended Cab

2018 Nissan Titan

For the 2017 model year, the half-ton pickup class has been better for the redesigned Nissan Titan. A year before the beefier XD version debuted for the buyers who need a more powerful truck than light-duty versions but don’t want to pay a price for the heavy-duty models. Now, Nissan is working on the new 2018 Nissan Titan which should bring the missing cab configuration and new engine option.

New for 2018:

For the 2018 model year, Nissan should add the final cab option currently missing. It is an extended Cab or King Cab version which comes with smaller rear seat than the Crew Cab but has longer cargo bed. With the new Cab version, Nissan should also offer the V-6 engine option which comes as an alternative to currently only available the 5.6-liter Endurance V-8.

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2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel: Expectations, Redesign, Price

2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel

In the last few model years, the mid-size trucks have regained their glory. With constantly upgraded GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma, the buyers have a good alternative to full-size models. But is there a room for the Nissan Frontier? This model was redesigned for the last time in 2005 and its new generation has been a long awaited. But, obviously, the Nissan has focused on offering the new Titan XD and redesigned Titan in the last years. So, it is now expected that Frontier will get brand’s attention and we expect it to come as the redesigned 2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel.

What should be new?

Well, the official information about new-generation Frontier hasn’t been available yet. Many sources suggest new-generation of this model and improvements on all fronts. The model should get refreshed styling and interior, structural improvements and upgraded technology as well. Nissan might also offer a diesel engine option.

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2017 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X: Review, Specs, Price

2017 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X

The Nissan Frontier hasn’t changed much in the last years. The last redesign was for the 2005 and a few upgrades came after that. There is no doubt that this model has better alternatives in the market and Chevy Colorado and GMC Sierra are the first associations. However, the Frontier still features enough practicality and smart design that can get someone’s attention. It includes brawny V-6 engine which is capable to get job done. But if you want to get its best side you should definitely pick its off-road oriented version, 2017 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X.

What will you get with 2017 PRO-4X?

If you are among truck lovers that like to leave pavement behind and attack dirty roads and trails you can definitely count on the Frontier PRO-4x to suit your needs. It is capable to deliver surprisingly good ride quality and solid off-road capability. With strong V-6 engine and additional off-road hardware we found that this truck definitely has fun-to-drive nature.

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2017 Nissan Titan Warrior might go to production

2017 Nissan Titan Warrior

Nissan has been working hard on its pickup trucks in last few years. We saw all-new 2016 Nissan Titan XD, the truck that slots between light and heavy-duty class and offers better towing capability than light-duty versions but it is less costly than HD models. For an upcoming 2017 model year, Nissan is delivering redesigned light-duty version of Nissan Titan. These two models are essentially different trucks with different running gear despite that their similar names suggesting something opposite. But that’s not all! Nissan also shown Titan Warrior Concept shortly after XD’s debut and what is more some reports suggest that this model might get production version soon as next year and that as 2017 Nissan Titan Warrior.

Why it could happen?

The first thought when Titan Warrior Concept emerged was that this truck looks as direct rival for Ford’s Raptor model and that Nissan tests potential of this kind of truck. An appetite for performance trucks is in progression and it seems that production version of Titan Warrior has a perfect sense despite it might be only another speculation.

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2018 Nissan Frontier: Redesign, Changes, Arrival

2018 Nissan Frontier

The Nissan Frontier is still capable mid-size pickup truck which delivers good towing and hauling capabilities and some of its versions are well-equipped for off-road adventures. However, this model has been around in the similar form since the 2005 model year when it entered in the current generation. It was refreshed in 2011 but since than it looks that Nissan has been more focused on other offerings from its assortment. It has recently offered the new Titan XD and standard Titan model but the Frontier has still been on waiting for redesign.

After the return of the twins Chevy Silverado and GMC Canyon and refreshed Toyota Tacoma everyone expected that the Nissan will respond with the new Frontier for the 2017 model year but now it looks that new Frontier will likely come as 2018 Nissan Frontier.  The company hasn’t confirmed the new-generation Frontier yet and it is still early to know about its specifications but some assumptions have been made. It is expected that the new model will exploit similar exterior design as the redesigned NP300 Navara and it will also offer improved powertrains. It will also be more efficient and equipped with modern tech.

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2017 Nissan Frontier: Expectations, Price

2017 Nissan Frontier

There is no doubt that full-size pickup trucks are in the focus in the US, but on the other hand there are crowd of the buyers which don’t need full-size towing and hauling capabilities and also don’t want their large proportions in everyday driving. That can be reasons why they might want mid-size pickup truck versions which popularity has been growing in the last few years. Among mid-sizers in the US the Nissan Frontier has long been there as good solution with its good off-road abilities and respectable hauling capability. However, the mid-size class was in stasis for almost a decade and many models have been present with minimal upgrades over the years.

The things have started to change recently when new GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado emerged and Toyota has also refreshed its Tacoma. But Nissan Frontier has soldiered in very similar from since 2004 with some upgrades in 2011. It has been expected to be redesigned for upcoming or 2018 model year but company has been mum about it. The new NP Navara which is actually version for markets outside the US has been on sale since 2015 but US-spec Frontier hasn’t been announced for redesign yet. It seems that company has been busy with Titan model and that we will have to wait for the redesigned Frontier in 2018 model year. So, strong indications suggest that the new 2017 Nissan Frontier will continue with minor changes.

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Nissan Titan Warrior: Concept, Specs

Nissan Titan Warrior

Nissan undauntedly continues to prove how it is serious about pickup trucks. Just a few months after its all-new Nissan Titan XD has started to arrive at dealerships, Nissan selected Detroit Auto Show to show its new concept model called Nissan Titan Warrior. This model has rugged appearance and higher riding height which indicate its off-road orientation. Its suspension has been redesigned while engine is nothing new. Inside it looks and feels modern. The model isn’t expected to go in production but officials said that this concept defines the territory where Titan might go in the future years.

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2017 Nissan Titan (regular plus XD version)

2017 Nissan Titan

The last two but the upcoming model year as well are extensively used for introduction of redesigned and upgraded pickup trucks including all subclasses. Nissan also follows the same path and the current model year introduced Titan XD model which will be followed with all new 2017 Nissan Titan version. The XD is technically heavy-duty truck considering its gross weight which exceeds 8,500 pounds. However it actually slots below the traditional heavy-pickups while it is above light-duty versions with more towing and hauling capability but not closely enough to target some Super Duty trucks.

On the other hand upcoming 2017 Titan model is “half tone” light duty full-size truck which will be more maneuverable and putted in the heart of the full-size class while Titan XD tries to provide solution for those who need truck stronger than lite-duty versions such as Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 but not expensive and capable as super duty models. These models will share almost the same exterior design and they also will go in five trim levels. On the other hand under the skin, these models are different stories and their frames and suspensions don’t share even a single bolt. Another difference is that standard Titan will not offer diesel powered engine like XD model. However, these trucks might prove themselves as great tactical move because with these two models Nissan covers large piece of the entire full-size truck market.

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