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Nissan Fills in Blanks About “Standard” Titan Model

Half-ton model will go on sale in summer 2016.

by on Feb.11, 2016

The new Nissan Titan half-ton comes in about a foot shorter than the Titan XD.

In an unusual move, Nissan launched its all-new Titan pickup line with the XD, or medium-duty model, last December. Now it’s ready to go after the heart of the truck market with the half-ton model.

The Japanese maker revealed some of the details of the standard-edition Titan in Chicago, just in time for the Windy City’s annual auto show press preview. Among other things, Nissan plans to lift a page from Detroit’s pickup handbook, offering the new Titan in a wide range of cab, drivetrain and bed configurations.

Truck News!

Together Titan and Titan XD will cover nearly 85 percent of the total full-size truck market,” said Rich Miller, Nissan’s product planning director for trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles. The half-ton will target the highest-volume segments, the XD providing a bridge for those who want more capabilities than a standard truck but who can’t afford – or who don’t need – a traditional heavy-duty model.

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Nissan to Offer 390-HP Gas V-8 Option for New Titan

Gas engine alternative to big turbodiesel.

by on Dec.16, 2015

The 2016 Nissan Titan will be offered in a variety of configurations - and with two engine options.

Nissan will now offer a pair of powertrain options for its completely redesign Titan and new Titan XD pickups.

Nissan will officially launch the 2016 Titan next week, marking the end of a nearly decade-long run for the original truck. It will initially come to market with a big Cummins turbodiesel. But come spring, the Japanese maker will also make available a new, 390-horsepower V-8 that it will build in-house at an engine plant in Decherd, Tennessee.

We'll Keep You Truckin'!

“With this new engine, Nissan Titan XD customers will have the opportunity to make the choice that is best for their towing and hauling needs,” said Rich Miller, the Titan chief product specialist.

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Strong Nissan Profits Could Signal Good Numbers for Toyota, Honda

Nissan earnings up 38%, as maker raises full-year forecast.

by on Nov.03, 2015

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Nissan Motor Co.’s strong quarterly earnings – and upgraded forecast for the full year – signal that its two chief Japanese rivals, Toyota and Honda, will also deliver solid numbers, industry analysts are forecasting.

Nissan delivered a 172.8 billion yen, or $1.4 billion, profits for the July-September quarter, the second in its fiscal year. That was up from 124.9 billion yen during the same period a year ago. And the maker said it expects to see a 17% increase in net income, to 535 billion yen, or $4.4 billion, for the full fiscal year ending next March.

Go Figure!

“We are increasing our financial forecast for the full year as our product offensive, our continued financial discipline and the ongoing benefits of our Alliance strategy is delivering better than expected results,” said CEO Carlos Ghosn.

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Mileage Still Critical to Shoppers, Despite Plunging Prices

Technology, exterior and interior design, also critical, finds Power study.

by on Jan.19, 2015

Power's Avoiders study warns that motorists still won't pay a stiff premium for alternative power models like the new 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

With gas prices down below $2 a gallon in most of the country, there’s been a surge of demand for pickups and other big vehicles. Even so, fuel economy remains the key factor most motorists consider when buying a new car, truck of crossover, according to a new survey by J.D. Power and Associates.

But even the highest-mileage vehicles may not connect with buyers turned off by poor design or by the lack of the latest technological features, notes Power’s 2015 U.S. Avoiders Study. The annual report looks at both what motivates motorists to buy, reject or avoid particular models.

Consumer Insight!

For the fourth year in a row, it turns out, fuel economy has remained the most influential factor in choosing a new vehicle. According to the 2015 study, 14% of shoppers listed mileage as number one on the list of why they bought a particular vehicle, while 16% said they rejected a vehicle because of its poor mileage.

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Redesigned Nissan Titan Aims to Crack Detroit’s Hold on Full-Size Pickup Market

Much-delayed Japanese truck gets new high-mileage turbodiesel.

by on Jan.12, 2015

Nissan's all-new Titan full-size pickup truck is taking aim at a market dominated by Detroit's Big Three.

If at first you don’t succeed…? Well, Nissan is ready to try again with the launch of the newly redesigned Titan full-size pickup. The long-delayed truck will take aim at the last segment of the U.S. market overwhelmingly dominated by Detroit’s Big Three.

The maker hopes to create what it is describing as a “new class,” within the huge pickup segment, targeting those, it says, who want “the capability of a heavy-duty hauler with the drivability and affordability of a light-duty pickup.”

Auto Show News!

Two versions of the 2016 Titan will be offered, a base model, and the heavier-duty XD line that is the focus of Nissan’s push at this year’s North American International Auto Show. And the emphasis, at launch, will be on a new Cummins turbodiesel engine that the maker promises will deliver the best of both worlds: plenty of stump-pulling torque and great fuel economy. (more…)

Nissan Launching Teaser Blitz for New Titan Pickup

Maker launches 12-episode "Truckumentary."

by on Dec.01, 2014

Nissan offers a first look at a thinly disguised version of its 2016 Titan pickup.

With the official unveiling of the next-generation Nissan Titan pickup just six weeks away, the Japanese maker is launching a teaser blitz to drum up interest.  That’s probably a good idea considering the Titan has been, at best, an afterthought in a full-size truck segment overwhelming dominated by Detroit.

Nissan originally had big hopes of carving out its own niche, but after 11 years with no major makeover of the outgoing Titan, the maker clearly needs to start all over with a fresh design, improved powertrain options and a raft of new features.

We Love Trucks!

The first hint of what Nissan will deliver with the 2016 Titan debuts today, notes Chief Product Specialist Rich Miller, who says “The ‘Truckumentary’ is not meant to be the all-encompassing last word on Titan. Rather it’s the continuing story of the vehicle’s evolution, accompanied by a close look at the American-based team that is bringing this all-new truck to market.”

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Nissan Readying Replacement for Titan Pickup

High-mileage diesel expected to enhance truck’s appeal.

by on Oct.20, 2014

Nissan's Titan replacement will reach market about four years later than originally planned.

Better late than never? Nissan is certainly hoping so – as are those who’ve long been hoping for an update to the maker’s slow-selling full-size pickup.

It’s been a long 11 years since the original Titan made its debut – and four years since the Japanese maker originally planned to offer a replacement. But plans for the update fell apart, forcing Nissan to return to the drawing board.

A Real Winner!

What it’s come up with will make a debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January, and several inside sources have confirmed to TheDetroitBureau.com that the plans call for that preview to put the spotlight on a new diesel developed specifically for the 2016 Nissan Titan.

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Nissan Crowdsources Truck Options for Project Titan

Polling gives maker insight into next-gen pickup.

by on Jun.10, 2014

Nissan is crowdsourcing a 2014 Titan to be driven by two Wounded Warrior project alumni in Alaska this summer.

It seems there is nothing that can’t be crowdsourced these days, cable channels do it for houses and Nissan is doing it for Project Titan: a customized 2014 Titan that will be modified by popular vote and driven by two Wounded Warriors this summer.

In fact, the project has already begun with the first round of voting on Nissan’s Facebook page. The maker is offering up three different suspension systems to be installed on the truck: Access-Oriented, Balanced Capability and High Articulation suspensions.

On Top of the News!

The early voting shows the High Articulation option with the early lead. (more…)

Nissan Teases New Pickup

Frontier set for global unveiling next week.

by on Jun.03, 2014

Nissan will initially launch the next-generation Frontier model -- also known as the Navarra - abroad.

It could be a big year ahead for Nissan in the truck category. The maker has already confirmed that it will unveil an all-new version of its full-size Titan at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show, and now it is sending out a Twitter heads-up alerting the world that it will pull the wraps off a second pickup next week.

“There’s a special member of the #Nissan family on the way. Due date: June 11th,” the maker revealed, adding an image of a gauze-covered truck that TheDetroitBureau.com has confirmed is the next-generation Frontier model.

The New Frontier!

“The Nissan Frontier is a very important part of the Nissan lineup and of our truck growth strategy for the U.S.,” the maker responded to a query from TheDetroitBureau.com. “We remain committed to midsize pickup segment where the U.S.-built Nissan Frontier is the second-best selling truck in the market.  Here in the U.S., we’re gearing up for next year’s launch of the all-new full-size Nissan Titan.”

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Nissan Crowdsourcing Design of Next Titan Pickup

Building “the ultimate off-road capable truck.”

by on Jan.17, 2014

The next-generation Nissan Titan will be getting a much-needed diesel option.

Long an also-ran in the full-size truck market, Nissan wants to come out swinging when it launches an all-new version of the Titan pickup a few years from now – so it’s asking current owners and potential buyers to help design precisely the truck that they would want.

As part of what the Japanese maker is calling “Project Titan,” it is turning to the social media, using crowdsourcing to “build the ultimate off-road capable truck,” the maker explained during an announcement at the 2014 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas.  The project car will be produced and turned over to a wounded veteran.

Keep on Truckin'!

But what comes out of the crowdsourcing effort, Nissan suggests, will influence what it does with the next Titan model.

“Nissan is invested in designing the most innovative trucks ever,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Nissan Sales and Marketing, Parts and Service in the U.S. “Projects like this allow us to gather input directly from industry leading media members and those companies that embrace an outdoor lifestyle in their work and play, helping us deliver trucks that buyers want to own.”

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