2017 Nissan Titan

2017 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve

2016 new York Auto ShowNissan redesigned its full-size pickup last year, which was introduced as the “heavy half-ton” Titan XD with a class-exclusive diesel engine. At the New York Auto Show, the company debuted its gas-powered sibling, due to go on sale this summer as a 2017 model.

2017 Nissan Titan

2017 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve

Titans will be available in Single Cab, King Cab (extended cab), and Crew Cab versions with available bed lengths of 5.5, 6.5, and 8 feet. All will be powered by Nissan’s Endurance 5.6-liter V8 rated at 390 horsepower mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission.

Although it looks nearly the same as the heavier-duty diesel-powered Titan XD — which will add a gas version later — the new lighter-duty Titan is built on a unique chassis (Nissan says even the lug nuts are different) and will be more than a foot shorter. The same five trim levels will be offered: S, SV, PRO-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve.

Between its diesel and new gas versions, the Titan/Titan XD “stakes out a unique position in the full-size truck segment between traditional heavy-duty and light-duty entries,” says Nissan.

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CG Says:

Titan had run a distant last in the full-size pickup race, but the redesigned version has garnered some impressive awards. This news is hardly groundbreaking, but it does open up the Titan’s goodness to a greater number of buyers.

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