2016 Nissan Titan XD
From the February 2016 issue
Astonishingly, the Nissan Titan continues to be in continuous production since the 2004 model-year. It is the pick-up marketplace's back mark; the 12,527 Titans offered in 2014 about equals how many fseries Ford makes every five times. No one considers it, no one discusses it, and few outside of its own Canton, Mississippi, assembly plant could have missed the Titan if Nissan had humanely euthanized it.
But it resides. After almost being a re-badged Ram in a Nissan-Chrysler partnership that fell apart last year, a new, 2016 Titan will be here to pursue the large-truck zeitgeist. Actually, it is kind of two trucks. First, there is the standard Titan that, to over-simplify the issue somewhat, is the latest Titan body atop the aged Titan framework. Afterward there is this, the Titan XD, which includes largely new bits below and and its beefier ladder framework. Based on Nissan, the XD slyly slots between half- and three quarter-ton pick-ups.
"We have been able, using the Titan XD, to place the spring prices lower than what a three quarter-ton truck would be," describes Nissan's Titan merchandise planning titan, Richard Miller. "We have had the opportunity to provide a softer, more compliant ride while nevertheless providing 12,000 lbs of towing or more. And due to the softer springs, we have employed hydraulic cab mounts, which consider out what we call 'smooth street milkshake.' Far better than rubber cab mounts."
So, c-all it a five eighth-ton truck. But it is otherwise recognizable. It's a control arm front suspension with coil springs, the tail rides atop leaf-springs, as well as the steering system is recirculating ball. Normal material.
Finally accessible three cab configurations and two wheelbases, the Titan XD will initially be offered as a gargantuan crew-cab using an extended bed elongating 242.8 inches over a 151.6-inch wheel base. That is a 5.2-inch-shorter wheelbase than the longest Ford f150 Super-Crew, although the Nissan's longer overhangs suggest that its total size is just 0.9 inch less. And like other large pickups, the Titan XD stresses its massiveness having a nose therefore tall that grownups should stand on tippy-toes to peer over the fenders to the motor bay.
Cummins turbodiesel v8 positions out the middleground in dimension as well as outcome.
In there, Nissan beckons Cummins cultists with the engine not provided in just about any Ram: a new 5.0-litre, turbodiesel v8. The brand new V8 speeds at 310 hp and 555 pound-feet of peak torque at 1600 rpm. That is between the Ram 1500's VM Motori-made 3.0-liter EcoDiesel turbo v6, at 240 hp and 420 pound-feet, and the Ram 2500's 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel six at 350 hp and 660 pound-feet. And Nissan's diesel creates much less power compared to large turbodiesel V8s in the heavy duty trucks from Ford and GM, which make 440 horsepower and 860 pound-toes and 397 hp and 765 pound-feet, respectively. Nissan will ultimately provide a 5.6-liter gasoline-burning v8 in the new XD, although perhaps not the one from the aged Titan. The pre-production 4x4 evaluation truck lacked working boards, but was otherwise resplendent in Platinum Reserve trim. Nissan coyly states Titan XD diesel pricing begins around $40,000 and top out around $60,000.
Naturally the Titan XD Platinum Reserve contains every technology toy and is decked-out in more wood and leather than the usual Ruth's Chris steakhouse booth. The seats are comfy with outstanding back support, the managements mainly sensible, and thick insulation indicates the stagnating Cummins is hardly heard.
Riding on 20-inch wheels and 265-part basic Grabber HTS tires, the Titan XD's direction is sluggish, while the trip is cushy. The Aisin six-speed automatic's shifts were mild and assured, whilst towing my own 2000 Toyota Tundra on a trailer behind it. As well as the XD is absolutely secure. Considering the' heft, it should be.
Platinum Reserve seems just like a haughty variation of Michelob beer, but it's in fact the XD's leatheranddoodad-hefty trimline.
The un-laden Titan XD wanted 9.2 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour and 17.0 seconds to finish the quarter mile while moseying at 82 miles per hour. That is a small behind the crew-cab Ram EcoDiesel, which hit 60-mph in 9.0 seconds flat and ran the quarter mile in 16.9 seconds. But that 5688-pound Ram appears feathery in contrast to the stupendously hefty, 7281-pound Titan XD. That is three as well as a half tons plus an NFL defensive finish.
Mass restricts the Titan XD into a 0.74-g skidpad orbit while the 70-to-zero braking space was a fair 192 feet. Over 566 miles, including over 200 200 towing, the XD came back 1 2 mpg.
Nissan has added some sweet freight-handling characteristics to the Titan XD's mattress, with flexible rail cleats for tie-downs and reduced-mounted LED light. Pleasant, but barely paradigm-shattering.
Will there be a spot looking for to get a diesel-run, full size pick-up with less functionality than heavyduty rivals offer but with a virtually heavyduty quantity of heft? Nissan is planning to discover. Obviously, Nissan has almost nothing to lose with this particular truck, possibly.Read Source
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