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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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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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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