Nissan released details of its 2017 Titan pickup at the Chicago Auto Show this week.
The truck, which will be available in two or four-wheel-drive, will also offer three cab choices: Crew Cab, King Cab and Sing cab. Bed lengths include 5.5, 6.5 and 8 feet.
Compared to its big brother Titan XD, Titan’s chassis is about 15 inches shorter at 228.1 inches. However, it shares the same width at 79.5 inches. The ½-ton Titan chassis is entirely different than the more robust chassis found on the 5/8-ton Titan XD. Even their lug nuts are different.
The trucks share one engine in common. Although the Titan XD comes standard with a 310 hp Cummins 5.0-liter turbo diesel, which produces 555 foot pounds of torque, Nissan’s optional 5.6-liter Endurance V8 can be spec’d in its place. That same engine, which produces 390 horsepower and 401 foot pounds of torque, comes standard on the 2017 Titan. This engine will be mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. An optional V6 engine will also be available for Titan, which Nissans says it will report on later.
Similar to TITAN XD, the 2017 TITAN will be available in five trim levels: S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve.
“There’s a strong family resemblance between TITAN XD and the standard TITAN, with their shared rugged exterior style,” says Rich Miller, director of product planning for trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles, Nissan North America and chief product specialist for TITAN and TITAN XD.
“TITAN will compete in the heart of the full-size pickup segment—the half-ton—while the TITAN XD provides a unique solution for customers by bridging the cost and capability gap between traditional half-ton and full heavy-duty pickups. Together TITAN and TITAN XD will cover nearly 85 percent of the total full-size truck market.”
The Nissan TITAN will be assembled in Canton, Miss. with the 5.6-liter V8 gas engine assembled in Decherd, Tennessee. The truck goes on sale this summer.