Nissan Titan

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Nissan Titan
Nissan-Titan-crewcab.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerNissan
ProductionSeptember 21, 2003 – present
Model years2004–present
AssemblyUnited States: Canton, Mississippi
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size pickup truck
Body style2-door truck
4-door truck

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.

First generation (2003–2015)[edit]

Nissan Titan (A60)
2008 Nissan Titan.jpg
Overview
ProductionSeptember 21, 2003 – 2015
DesignerGiovanny Arroba (2000)
Diane Allen (2001)[1]
Body and chassis
LayoutFront engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
PlatformNissan F-Alpha
RelatedInfiniti QX
Nissan Frontier
Nissan Armada
Powertrain
Engine5.6 L VK56DE V8
Transmission5-speed automatic Jatco 5R05 transmission
Dimensions
WheelbaseSWB: 139.8 in (3,551 mm)
LWB: 159.4 in (4,049 mm)
Length2004-07: 224.2 in (5,695 mm)
2008-15 SWB: 224.6 in (5,705 mm)
LWB: 244.3 in (6,205 mm)
Width2004-07: 78.8 in (2,002 mm)
2008-15: 79.5 in (2,019 mm)
Height2004-07 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)
2008-15 King Cab 4WD SWB: 76.1 in (1,933 mm)
King Cab 4WD LWB: 76.0 in (1,930 mm)
2008-15 Crew Cab SWB: 74.7 in (1,897 mm)
Pro-4X King Cab 4x4 SWB: 76.6 in (1,946 mm)
2008-15 LE King Cab 4x4 SWB: 76.4 in (1,941 mm)
2008-15 King Cab 2WD SWB: 74.6 in (1,895 mm)
LE King Cab 2WD SWB: 74.8 in (1,900 mm)
Curb weight5,038 lb (2,285 kg)[2]

Development of the Titan began in September 1999, with design work 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] The Titan used Nissan's new full-size F-Alpha platform. This new platform was shared with the Nissan Armada and Infiniti QX56 SUVs, with all three manufactured in Canton, Mississippi, United States. The first generation Titan continued without a major redesign through 2015.

Specifications[edit]

Models and equipment[edit]

All models came standard with a 32-valve, 5.6-liter 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 (extended 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 had a 5-foot-7-inch (1.70 m) bed. In 2008, a longer wheelbase model was offered with either an 8-foot-3-inch (2.51 m) bed on the King Cab or a 7-foot-3-inch (2.21 m) bed on the crew cab. There were originally four trim levels available: the S, SV, Pro-4x, SE, and LE. The SE and LE trim was 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 offered with features like 20-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment.

Features[edit]

2004 Nissan Titan King Cab
2008 Nissan Titan crew cab long bed

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 five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for driver frontal crash, and a four-star rating for passenger frontal crash.

  • Vehicle dynamic control standard on 2010 models and up
  • Side and front airbags standard on 2010 models and up
  • Antilock brakes standard on all

Second generation (2016–present)[edit]

Nissan Titan (A61)
Nissan Titan V8 P4220668.jpg
Overview
ProductionNovember 20, 2015 – present (Titan XD)
Model years2016–present
AssemblyUnited States: Canton, Mississippi
DesignerRandy Rodriguez[5] (exterior: 2012)
Diane Allen (2012, 2013)[6]
Fred Diaz (executive consultant: 2013)[7]
Body and chassis
ClassFull-size pickup truck
Body style2-door regular cab, 4-door crew cab
PlatformY62/Nissan F-Alpha platform
RelatedNissan NV
Nissan Armada
Nissan Patrol Y62
Infiniti QX56/QX80
Powertrain
Engine5.6 L VK56VD V8
5.0-liter turbo diesel V8 (Cummins)
Transmission7-speed automatic Jatco RE7R01B transmission (gasoline)
6-speed automatic Aisin A466ND transmission (diesel)

The second-generation Titan was to be a lightly reskinned, rebadged version of the Dodge Ram, but those plans fell through with the 2008 worldwide financial crisis.[8][9][10]

Nissan unveiled the second generation Titan at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.[11]

The standard engine is a 5.6-liter V8 gasoline engine.[12] The engine has increased in power compared to the previous model, producing 390 hp (291 kW) and 394 pound-feet (534 N⋅m) of torque mated to a 7-speed automatic. Additionally, the second-generation Titan offers a 310-horsepower (230 kW) Cummins 5.0-liter turbo diesel V8 that produces almost 555 pound-feet (752 N⋅m) of torque. The engine is referred to as the ISV.[13]

The second-generation Titan is available in two forms, regular and XD. The XD version is built on a heavy-duty frame based on Nissan's commercial vehicle line and includes the Cummins diesel engine as an option. The platform is shared with the Nissan NV.

Rear

Sales[edit]

Calendar year United States
2010 23,416[14]
2011 21,994[14]
2012 21,576[15]
2013 15,691[15]
2014 12,527[16]
2015 12,140[16]
2016 21,880[17]
2017 52,924[17]
2018 50,549[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Witzenburg, Gary (June 9, 2015). "Interview With 2016 Nissan Titan Senior Design Manager Diane Allen". Truck Trend. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "2005 Nissan Titan Specs". Internetautoguide.com. Archived from the original on May 25, 2009. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  3. ^ O'Dell, John (June 15, 2003). "Along for the Ride". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  4. ^ "Infiniti Goes Big". Just Auto. March 23, 2004. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Tesla hires top designer Randy Rodriguez, man behind: Nissan 370Z, Titan and ICON A5 aircraft". Electrek. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  6. ^ http://www.autonews.com/article/20150126/OEM04/301269983/with-titan-nissan-aims-for-white-space-below-biggest-pickups
  7. ^ http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2013/11/five-minutes-with-nissans-fred-diaz.html
  8. ^ http://jalopnik.com/379676/chrysler-to-produce-full-size-trucks-for-nissan-what-the-truck
  9. ^ http://www.caranddriver.com/news/next-gen-nissan-titan-to-get-most-dodge-ram-attributes-car-news
  10. ^ http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2009/02/nissan-and-chrysler-halt-rambased-titan-effort.html
  11. ^ McGlaun, Shane (January 13, 2015). "Nissan unveils new Titan XD truck in Detroit with V8 Cummins diesel option". SlashGear. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  12. ^ http://www.nissanusa.com/trucks/titan/versions-specs?tool=model.top_nav.section.link
  13. ^ "Cummins 5.0 Turbo V8". Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  14. ^ a b "Nissan & Infiniti Dec. 2011". Nissan USA Official Media Newsroom. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  15. ^ a b "Nissan Group reports December 2013 and 2013 calendar year U.S. sales". Nissan USA Official Media Newsroom. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Nissan Group reports December 2015 and 2015 calendar year U.S. sales". Nissan USA Official Media Newsroom. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  17. ^ a b "Nissan Group reports December 2017 and 2017 calendar year U.S. sales". Nissan USA Official Media Newsroom. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  18. ^ "Nissan Group reports December 2018 and 2018 calendar year U.S. sales". Nissan USA Official Media Newsroom. Retrieved February 7, 2019.

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