The brand new Nissan Titan XD comes from the company’s line of pickup trucks that are dedicated for heavy-duty tasks, though, some early concerns have surfaced regarding its weight, dampening some of the excitement in the market. The critics say that the mass of the vehicle doesn’t even make up for the vehicle’s mighty name, which basically prevents it from doing what its supposed to do—handling rough and heavy-duty projects. The good thing is, Nissan now has an answer to all the skeptics, they’ve added a new weight option for the Titan in order to make it more versatile and powerful.
The current weight segment for this model is between 1/2 and 3/4 ton, this can be called as a 5/8 ton model, but it seems like this won’t actually be the mainstream term for the vehicle. Based on the numbers of the three-quarter-tonner, it boasts a load capacity of 2,091 pounds and towing capacity of 12,314 pounds.
“Why pay for something you don’t need?” said Rich Miller, a Titan product specialist of the 3/4-ton trucks.
To be honest, the numbers didn’t have an impact for a three-quarter-tonner compared to its competitors, but their defense on that matter is that you don’t need a 15,000 pound capacity to pull a trailer that is an 8,000 pounder. This level of capacity can do the job, though, we still can’t just fill in the number difference.
We all know that Nissan is a Japanese company, but this Titan XD new weight option has been designed and manufactured mostly in America—where the Titan XD project began in November 2015.
So let’s look for the specification of the Titan XD again, the engine system is a reliable Cummins ISV5.0 V-8 diesel (310 HP and 555 lb. ft), 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission, and a super durable chassis.
The frame of the chassis have main boxed rails on full, with stronger spring and shock absorbers right in the front. The reason behind it is to allow to carry the weight of the diesel and also carry the extra trailer and payload.
Well it’s kind of common to beef-up a certain vehicle, it will probably beef-up the brakes, too. So basically, in this case, they’ve enlarge it. The engine system is a 300-pounder, which is higher than Nissan 5.6 litre gasoline V-8 and expected to produce 20 percent fuel efficiency.
XDs will be launched with a 2-door Regular and 4-door King and crew cabs using 6.5- and 5-foot-long cargo beds. Five trim levels include S, SV, Pro-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve. Interior appointments go from basic to luxury. Pricing is not finalized, but it should be around in the $40,000 to $60,000-plus range.