It’s finally time: Nissan will let us drive their all-new Cummins-diesel powered Titan pickup truck tomorrow. Get your questions in today so I know what to poke, prod and ask about for you!
There are different yardsticks in the truck world. Instead of top speed, or acceleration, or just the right steering wheel thickness, you have payload capacity, durability, and, of course, towing capacity. And the 2016 Nissan Titan should be right up there, with a claimed towing capacity of 12,314 pounds.
Here's how the Cummins-diesel powered 2016 Nissan Titan XD was bumped, shaken, and slammed all over America to simulate about 350,000 miles of regular use, work, and off-road driving.
I can't overemphasize how exciting it is to witness the birth of a new half-ton truck challenger to entrenched powerhouses Ford, Chevy, and Ram. Just (five years after) the Nissan Titan melts into "oh, you're still here?" status, they come back swinging for the fences.
There's a whole lot of dick-measuring happening right now on how half-ton trucks stack up on power, fuel economy, payload, and maximum towing capacity. Here's your guide to decoding what every US automaker's truck in this class is really putting down.
"Now I know why they call it The Last Frontier," said Kevin McMahon, surveying the Alaskan wilderness from a helicopter. He and David Guzman picked up a Nissan Titan, heavily modified with parts picked out by Nissan's Facebook fans, and headed into the bush for an incredible adventure.
With May 2014 sales numbers freshly published, Ford F-Series lead the month with 68,520, GM nipped at their heels with 64,974 total full-sized truck sales and Ram was down at 37,131.
Nissan just trotted out this teaser of their next pickup truck, which they promise to reveal all of on June 11th. It looks small enough to be the 2015 Nissan Frontier and Navara to me, but the roofline is reminiscent of the current Titan.
Toyota Tacoma sales increased by 6.9% last month over April 2013, but year-to-date sales of the pickup are still down 6.4% compared to last year. The Tundra on the other hand is rockin' and rollin' with an 18.1% sales increase from this time a year ago.
If you're gonna get a big pickup truck, get a diesel pickup truck. And if you want the badass-iest of the badass diesels, you get a truck with a Cummins diesel. And now you can do that in a Nissan, since the next Titan will have Cummins power.
Nissan thought it would be a good idea to offer suddenly free agent QB/deity Peyton Manning a free Nissan Titan PRO-4X truck if he agreed to play for the Tennessee Titans. It seems they timed it out perfectly so it would hit the news cycle well in advance of Peyton deciding where he'd go.
This is the Nissan NV, a trio of Titan-based vans available with a 4.0-liter V6 or 5.6-liter V8 and a freaky "High Roof" option. It comes in half-ton, 3/4-ton and full-ton flavors and will make the perfect taco truck.