Nissan Titan

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Nissan Titan (A60)
2008 Nissan Titan.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Nissan
Production September 21, 2003–present
Assembly Canton, Mississippi, United States
Designer Giovanny Arroba (2000)
Diane Allen (2001)[1]
Body and chassis
Class Full-size pickup truck
Body style 2-door truck
4-door truck
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Platform Nissan F-Alpha platform
Related Infiniti QX
Nissan Frontier
Nissan Armada
Powertrain
Engine 5.6 L VK56DE V8
Transmission 5-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase SWB: 139.8 in (3,551 mm)
LWB: 159.4 in (4,049 mm)
Length 2004-07: 224.2 in (5,695 mm)
2008-present SWB: 224.6 in (5,705 mm)
LWB: 244.3 in (6,205 mm)
Width 2004-07: 78.8 in (2,002 mm)
2008-present: 79.5 in (2,019 mm)
Height 2004-07 King Cab 4WD: 76.6 in (1,946 mm)
2004-07 Crew Cab 4WD: 76.7 in (1,948 mm)
2004-07 King Cab 2WD: 75.0 in (1,905 mm)
2004-07 Crew Cab 2WD: 75.1 in (1,908 mm)
2008-present King Cab 4WD SWB: 76.1 in (1,933 mm)
King Cab 4WD LWB: 76.0 in (1,930 mm)
2008-present Crew Cab SWB: 74.7 in (1,897 mm)
Pro-4X King Cab 4x4 SWB: 76.6 in (1,946 mm)
2008-present LE King Cab 4x4 SWB: 76.4 in (1,941 mm)
2008-present King Cab 2WD SWB: 74.6 in (1,895 mm)
LE King Cab 2WD SWB: 74.8 in (1,900 mm)
Curb weight 5,038 lb (2,285 kg)[2]

The Nissan Titan is a full-size pickup truck manufactured in the United States for the North American market by Nissan. It was named for the Titans of Greek mythology due to its size.

First generation (2003–2015)[edit]

2005 Nissan Titan King Cab

The Titan was introduced in 2003 and introduced the full-size Nissan F-Alpha platform, shared with the Nissan Armada and Infiniti QX56 SUVs, which are both derived from the Titan with all three manufactured in Canton, Mississippi, United States. Development began in September 1999, with design work in 2000 under Diane Allen. Giovanny Arroba's TA60 exterior was chosen in late 2000, with a final production freeze in July 2001. The design language of the future truck was previewed by the 2001 Alpha T concept shown at the 2001 Detroit Auto Show, which had previously developed through November 2000. Production began on September 21, 2003 and sales on December 1, 2003.[3][4][5] The first generation truck lasted nearly twelve years without any major redesign.

Specifications[edit]

2008 Nissan Titan crew cab long bed

Models and equipment[edit]

All models came standard with a 32-valve, 5.6-litre engine, VK56DE, which generates 317 hp (236 kW) (305 hp or 227 kW on 2004–2006 models) and 385 lb·ft (522 N·m) of torque. The first generation Titan came equipped with a fully boxed ladder frame and was available in either rear-wheel drive or a shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system coupled with a five-speed RE505A automatic transmission. An automatic brake-limited slip (ABLS) system was available on all Titans. The first generation was available as a king cab or a crew cab with a full-sized back seat, with no regular cab being offered. The king cab featured a 6-foot-7-inch (2.01 m) bed, while the crew cab featured a 5-foot-7-inch (1.70 m) or 7-foot-3-inch (2.21 m) bed. There were originally four trim levels available: the S, SV, Pro-4x, SE and LE. The SE and LE trim were eventually replaced by the luxury SL trim. The S was the base model, the SV a mid-level model with more features, the PRO-4X was the off-road-oriented version, and the top level SL was filled with high-end luxurious features, including 20-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment.

Features[edit]

Features available on the first generation included:

  • Bluetooth hands-free
  • Navigation system
  • DVD player with screen
  • Side airbags
  • Pro-4X off-road package
  • Traction control
  • Sunroof
  • Big tow package with transmission temperature gauge and telescoping mirrors
  • XM Satellite Radio
  • Leather split power bench seat
  • Utili-Track bed rail system
  • Lockable bedside storage box
  • Leather-appointed heated captains chairs with console automatic shifter
  • Rear sonar warning system
  • Automatic windows down with key fob
  • Power adjustable pedals
  • Flexible fuel vehicle
  • 168-degree king cab rear door openings

Safety[edit]

The first generation Titan carried a 5-star rating from the NHTSA for driver frontal crash, and a 4-star rating for passenger frontal crash.

  • Vehicle Dynamic countrol standard on 2010 Models and Up
  • Side and Front Air Bags standard on 2010 Models and Up
  • Antilock Brakes standard on all Titans

Performance[edit]

  • Braking equipment
    • Front: 12.6 in. (320 mm) ventilated discs (upgraded to 13.8 in. in 2008)
    • Rear: 12.6 in. (320 mm) discs
  • Braking performance
    • 70 mph (110 km/h) - 0: 190 ft (59 m)
    • 60 mph (97 km/h) - 0: 152 ft (42 m)
  • Acceleration
    • 1/4 mile (~400 m): 15.3 s at 89 mph (143 km/h) [6]
  • Top speed: Electronically Limited 115 mph (185 km/h)
  • Lateral acceleration: 0.69 g [6]
  • Towing capacity: 9,300 pounds (4,200 kg)

Second generation (2016-)[edit]

Nissan Titan
Overview
Production 2015-present
Model years 2016-present
Assembly Canton, Mississippi, United States
Designer Diane Allen (2012, 2013)[7]
Fred Diaz (executive consultant: 2013)[8]
Body and chassis
Class Full-size pickup truck
Related Nissan NV

Following the collapse of Nissan Titan sales in 2008, there were talks[9] that the next generation Titan would be outsourced to Chrysler as a version of the Ram 1500.[10] The deal with Chrysler never came to fruition, with Nissan unveiling the second generation Titan at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.[11] The second generation Titan was designed in California, engineered in Michigan and will be assembled in Mississippi. The engine is built in Indiana and Tennessee.

Cummins has partnered with Nissan and has announced that the next generation Titan will offer a 310-horsepower (230 kW) Cummins 5.0-litre turbo diesel V8 that produces almost 555 pound-feet (752 N·m) of torque. The engine is referred to as the ISV. The engine will be built in Columbus, Indiana, and have a different version of the engine for commercial trucks.[12]

The Titan will be available in two forms, regular and XD, with the XD being released for sale first. The XD version will be built on a heavy-duty frame based on Nissan's commercial vehicle line and will include the Cummins diesel engine as an option. The platform is shared with the Nissan NV.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/DESIGN/NEWSLETTER/vol09.pdf
  2. ^ "2005 Nissan Titan Specifications - Complete Specs & Data at". Internetautoguide.com. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  3. ^ http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/1999/12/20/270575/
  4. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2003/jun/15/business/fi-nissan15
  5. ^ http://www.just-auto.com/analysis/infiniti-goes-big_id86183.aspx
  6. ^ a b Kavanagh, Jason (2007-01-19). "Comparison Test: 2007 Half-Ton Pickup Trucks". Edmunds.com. Retrieved 2009-11-18. 
  7. ^ http://www.autonews.com/article/20150126/OEM04/301269983/with-titan-nissan-aims-for-white-space-below-biggest-pickups
  8. ^ http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2013/11/five-minutes-with-nissans-fred-diaz.html
  9. ^ Levine, Mike (April 14, 2008). "Chrysler Will Make Full Size Light Duty Truck for Nissan". Cars.com. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  10. ^ Chappell, Lindsay (May 11, 2009). "Nissan exec: Pickup deal is too good to drop". Automotive News. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  11. ^ McGlaun, Shane (January 13, 2015). "Nissan unveils new Titan XD truck in Detroit with Cummins diesel option". SlashGear. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Cummins 5.0 Turbo V8". Retrieved 21 August 2013. 

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