DESIGN / HIGHLIGHTS
The 2016 Nissan TITAN XD, which made its world debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, is set to shake up the highly competitive full-size pickup segment when it goes on sale in the United States and Canada beginning in late 2015 – with a bold all-new design that stakes out a unique position in the segment between traditional heavy-duty and light-duty entries.
Called the ''XD,'' it offers the effortless towing and hauling of the larger, more expensive heavy-duty trucks – including an available maximum towing capacity of more than 12,000 pounds* and maximum payload capacity of 2,000 pounds* (when properly equipped) – yet has the fuel-efficiency* and affordability of a half-ton pickup.
The new TITAN XD Crew Cab, which was shown in Detroit with its powerful Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel, is the first of three cab configurations, two frame sizes, three powertrain offerings and five grade levels to be available in the full TITAN lineup.
''The full-size truck market is the toughest market to crack in the entire industry, with so many outstanding products available,'' said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales and Marketing and Operations U.S., Nissan North America, Inc. ''This new Nissan TITAN XD is designed to offer buyers something the others don't – combining outstanding towing and hauling capabilities and exceptional towing and hauling fuel economy. It also offers excellent ride comfort and handling, and the features and amenities that real working truck owners want.''
The all-new TITAN XD, like the first-generation Titan, was developed with core Nissan planning, design, engineering and manufacturing teams contributing from Tennessee, California, Michigan, Arizona and Mississippi. The TITAN XD's engine will be sourced from Cummins Inc. in Indiana. And, the lead designer and nearly four-dozen engineers also worked on the original 2004 TITAN development.
The profile of the TITAN XD, with its extended front overhang, was actually influenced by the engine, to incorporate the high performance grille, charged air cooler and two-battery installation. Aerodynamics also played a role in the exterior design, which is improved from the previous Titan and incorporates a front spoiler, roof and tailgate spoilers, front tow hook hole cover, underbody covers, rear tire wind deflectors and a seal between the cab and bed.
TITAN XD is a truck that uniquely utilizes both technology and strength to add confidence to the completion of everyday work tasks. Half of all full-size truck owners tow more than 10 times a year, with a quarter of owners using them to haul tools, so we engineered TITAN XD's toughness from the ground up.
Nissan TITAN XD models utilize a unique frame and chassis to handle its Cummins diesel and its expanded towing and payload potential. Starting with a durable, proven chassis design from Nissan Commercial Vehicles, the new fully boxed, full-length ladder frame is extensively reinforced and strengthened for use with the TITAN XD with added stiffness, vertical and lateral bending, and torsional rigidity. It also features an extended 151.6-inch wheelbase – about 20 inches longer than non-XD TITAN models.
To maximize stability, handling and ride comfort, TITAN XD uses a new heavy-duty, highly stable suspension design. The double-wishbone with stabilizer bar front suspension is reinforced and tuned for hard use and the rigid rear axle suspension utilizes hefty leaf springs and leaf bushings, along with twin-tube shock absorbers. The axle is a large purpose-built American Axle Manufacturing design. The rear differential measures 13.0 inches with 3.5-inch axle tubes, while the front differential (4x4 models) measures 9.25 inches. Also available is an Electronic Locking Rear Differential.
While worksite-tough, the interior styling also projects a premium quality and style inspired by outdoor gear such as quilted hunting jackets. In the new TITAN XD, power and comfort easily co-exist. Special attention was also paid to reducing the intrusion of noise and vibration into the cabin. TITAN XD utilizes laminated front and rear side glass, the first full-size pickup to do so. Engine noise isolation and body sealing was also improved versus the previous generation TITAN design.
NEW LEVEL OF PREMIUM: An intuitively designed center stack give you easy access to every button and control, including the climate control system and centrally located, full-color 7-inch display.
NEVER GET IN A HOT OR COLD TRUCK AGAIN: No matter what the temperature, available technology helps make sure you always get into a comfortable cabin. On hot days, the Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control can adjust temperature and airflow for a quick cool down. On cold days, the system can adjust airflow to warm up the cabin, defrost windows and the windshield, and can even turn on the available heated steering wheel and outside mirrors.
SMART INTERIOR LAYOUT: By moving the shift lever to the steering column extra room was created in the center console, leaving you plenty of extra storage space and room to stretch out. We even went so far as to place the glove compartment handle closer to the center stack to make it easier for the driver to reach.
PUSH BUTTON START: No more digging for keys. With the standard Push Button Start, and the Nisan Intelligent Key® in yoir pocket, just get in, push the button, and go. A great help in poor weather, or when your hdans are full.
HEATED AND COOLED FRONT SEATS AND HEATED STEERING WHEEL: Available heated and cooled front seats and heated rear seats quickly and efficiently make things comfortable for you and your passenger, while your hands get luxurious treatment from the heated steering wheel.
QUALITY MATERIALS: The instrument panel is detailed with wood-toned accents, a softtouch dash, and a dark chrome finish along the side and center vents.Ergonomic knobs are larger and deeply grooved so they’re easy to use, even with work gloves on.
CLEAN CENTER CONSOLE: The extra wide, cleanly designed center console provides a huge amount of storage space, perfect for carrying a small laptop, as well as a plush spot to rest your arm.
12,300 LB. CAPACITY. MORE WAYS TO TOW. When it comes to towing, TITAN® XD reigns supreme. From a choice of ways to tow to a jaw-dropping 12,300 lb. maximum capacity, to innovative features designed to make towing easy, TITAN XD gives you the confidence handle even the biggest loads. It is also snow plow-capable.
INTEGRATED GOOSENECK HITCH: When it comes to towing, TITAN®’s available gooseneck hitch gives you strength and flexibility. It was engineered into the frame design from the beginning, giving you the confidence to haul big loads and fifth-wheel trailers. Helping TITAN XD owners take advantage of its ample towing power are a range of available hitches – including an integrated gooseneck hitch engineered into the frame and easily accessible in the bed. Gooseneck hitches put the load in front of the rear axle, enhancing the ability to control the vehicle. Among the list of new available towing aids are an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer Light Check system that allows one-person hook-up operation – checking turn signals, brake lights and running/clearance lights from inside the TITAN cab.
REMOTE TRAILER LIGHT CHECK: Hooking a trailer up by yourself? The Remote Trailer Light Check system lets you cycle through all the lights through your Nissan Intelligent Key®. No muss, no fuss, no help needed. You can also check the lights on the Nissan Advanced Drive-Assist® Display in the cabin.
Also assisting trailer hook-ups is the TITAN XD's available RearView Monitor with Trailer Guides, while the available Around View® Monitor (AVM) provides a unique ''bird's eye'' view of the surrounding area from front, rear and side cameras to help with parking and pulling in and out of tight spaces. The system also includes Moving Object Detection (MOD), which helps the driver to detect moving objects such as vehicles, shopping carts or other large objects when backing out via an on-screen notification and warning chime.
INNOVATION THAT LOOKS OUT FOR YOU: The Nissan Safety Shield Philosophy is a comprehensive approach to safety that guides the development and engineering of every vehicle we make. It’s our way of looking out for you and yours. While the original Nissan TITAN is known for its consumer-focused innovations such as the Wide-Open rear doors, bedside storage compartment, factory spray-on bedliner and Utili-track™ Bed Channel System, the next-generation starts with a focus on commercial strength components – from the radiator to the rear axle and everything in between.
The new engine also features a Bosch® HPCR fuel system to deliver precise fuel control and multiple injections per combustion stroke, which helps increase efficiency and reduce traditional ''diesel clatter.'' And, the advanced, maintenance-free Bosch® ceramic glow plugs provide quick engine starts, even in extreme low temperatures.
Hydraulic cab-mounts help isolate the occupants from the advanced TITAN XD chassis. The new TITAN XD rides on 17-inch, 18-inch or 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with LT245/75R17, LT275/65R18 or LT265/60R20 tires for strong all-weather/all surface traction.
Braking is provided by a 4-wheel disc system with 14.2 x 1.5-inch front/14.4 x 1.2-inch rear ventilated discs front and rear with hydraulic power assist. The high brake fluid pressure generated by an electric pump assists brake pedal force for a confident feel. The system is designed to provide improved noise and judder control (versus the previous generation Titan).
Responsive steering is provided by a recirculating ball-type high-capacity steering system with parallel rod steering linkage to optimize steering effort characteristics, even under heavy axle weight and towing conditions.
Even the radiator's heat radiation cooling capacity has been increased more than 25 percent (versus the previous TITAN) to help enhance performance and meet SAE J2807 compliance. TITAN XD engine capacity meets 12,000-pound tow requirements* through use of the large radiator, air transmission cooler and large 23.6-inch engine cooling fan diameter.
SIX STANDARD AIR BAGS: Nissan’s Advanced Air Bag System has single-stage driver and dual-stage passenger supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors. TITAN XD also features front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags, and roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) WITH EASY FILL TIRE ALERT: TPMS lets you know when a tire is low. And when you stop for air, Easy-Fill Tire Alert takes the guesswork out of filling your tires, with a beep of the horn when you’ve reached the correct pressure.
SNUG KIDS: Nissan safety engineers have dedicated thousands of hours to evaluating hundreds of child restraints in Nissans. The result: an industry first, The Snug Kids® Child Safety Seat Fit Guide. This guide lists child seats that fit the rear seats of Nissan vehicles, as well as offers tips on correct installation.
HELPING MAINTAIN YOUR STEERED COURSE: When it detects oversteer or understeer, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) can reduce engine power and apply brake pressure to specific wheels.
READY FOR WHAT’S AHEAD: Traction Control System can sense wheel slip or spin and responds by instantly helping reduce throttle, helping you both regain available traction and maintain control.
UNLOCKING CONTROL: The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) rapidly pumps the brakes during hard braking to help prevent your wheels from locking, helping you maintain steering control so you can better avoid obstacles.
PREPARED TO AVOID: Electronic Brake force Distribution sends extra force to the rear brakes when you have additional weight in the vehicle, while Brake Assist helps apply maximum braking force if it detects a hard braking situation.
DIAL IN YOUR WORLD: Imagine the possibilities when you combine an advanced navigation system with connected technology. Add convenient features like multiple power outlets. Then surround it all by the pumping sound of a premium audio system.
STAY CONNECTED: With the NissanConnectSM Mobile Apps companion app, your TITAN® XD serves up music, social media, navigation, points of interest and more. SiriusXM® Travel Link® gives you easy access to traffic, weather, movies, sports and even stocks.
ENJOY PEACE OF MIND: With available NissanConnectSM Services powered by SiriusXM®, you have a selection of plans and services ranging from remote engine start access on your phone to calling for help if the system senses there’s been an accident.
ADVANCED DRIVE-ASSIST® DISPLAY: From turn-by-turn directions to caller ID, the available Advanced Drive-Assist® Display serves up info right in front of you.
AROUND VIEW® MONITOR: Parking will never be the same. The available Around View®Monitor helps give you a virtual 360º view around your vehicle,so no matter which way you’re parking, you’ll be aware of your surroundings.
120-V POWER OUTLET: Don’t let your electronic devices run out of power on the road. Convenient 120-V power outlet gives you and your passengers the capability to power up.
ROCKFORD FOSGATE: Take your listening experience to another level with the 12-speaker Rockford Fosgate® audio system. It features a built-in subwoofer for deep, rich bass sound.
MAKING LUXURY SEDANS JEALOUS: We took premium to new heights, starting with a smart layout that gives you room to stretch and room for things you want close at hand. Then we made sure that everything you touch has a quality feel, while still offering the durability and versatility you look for in a truck.
THE RIGHT TOOL FOR EVERY JOB: This is a truck bed that not only lets you work harder, it helps you work smarter. The innovative Utili-track® cargo system gives you endless transporting possibilities, while ingenious features like LED bed lights and a 120-volt power outlet help you stay on the job longer.