Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Nissan TITAN XD PRO-4X “Project Basecamp” debuts at Overland Expo 2017 WEST

2017 Nissan TITAN XD offers heavy-duty attitude with choice of 555 lb-ft Cummins® 5.0L V8 turbo diesel or 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 gasoline engine; adds new Single Cab and King Cab

Nissan TITAN XD PRO-4X Project Basecamp


  • Nissan's flagship TITAN XD model creates a "new class" of full-size pickup with commercial strength components
  • Combines many capabilities of a heavy-duty hauler with the drivability and affordability of a light-duty pickup
  • TITAN's legendary innovation leadership continues with cutting-edge towing, utility and driving aids
  • New Single Cab body joins previously available Crew Cab – will be joined by King Cab body configuration in spring 2017
  • In 2016, the all-new Nissan TITAN XD shook up the highly competitive full-size pickup segment in the United States and Canada with a bold design and capabilities that staked out a unique position in the segment between traditional heavy-duty and light-duty entries.

Called the "XD" and launched with a standard Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine, the new TITAN XD offered some of the effortless towing and hauling of the larger, more expensive heavy-duty trucks – including an available maximum towing capacity of 12,640 pounds and maximum payload capacity of 2,420 pounds (when properly equipped) – yet with fuel-efficiency and affordability closer to a half-ton pickup. The diesel was later joined by Nissan's smooth, efficient 5.6-liter Endurance® V8.

For the 2017 model year, TITAN XD continues to offer all the award-winning capabilities that helped it earn the title of "2015 Truck of Texas" – but now with a new available Single Cab and King Cab body configurations joining the previous Crew Cab design.

And, if that's not enough to grab truck buyers' attention, every TITAN XD is covered by America's Best Truck Warranty1, featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5-years/100,000-miles, whichever comes first. And, a new King Cab body configuration is on tap for spring 2017.

In addition, enhancements for 2017 include five new option packages – the Heavy Duty Front GAWR Package, SV Leather Package, Texas TITAN Package, SL Chrome Package and Platinum Reserve Bed Utility Package.

Built from the Work Job Up with Commercial Strength
While the original Nissan Titan was known for its consumer-focused innovations, such as the Wide-Open rear doors, bedside storage compartment, factory spray-on bedliner and Utili-track® Bed Channel System, TITAN XD starts with a focus on commercial strength components – from the radiator to the rear axle and everything in between.

Nissan TITAN XD models are built on a unique frame and chassis to handle the Cummins diesel and Endurance® V8 gas engines, as well as the truck's expanded towing and payload potential. Starting with a durable, proven chassis design from Nissan Commercial Vehicles, the new fully boxed, full-length ladder frame is extensively reinforced and strengthened for use with the TITAN XD with added stiffness, vertical and lateral bending, and torsional rigidity. It also features an extended 151.6-inch wheelbase – about 20 inches longer than TITAN half-ton models.

To maximize stability, handling and ride comfort, TITAN XD uses a heavy-duty, highly stable suspension design. The double-wishbone with stabilizer bar front suspension is reinforced and tuned for hard use, and the rigid rear axle suspension utilizes hefty leaf springs and leaf bushings, along with twin-tube shock absorbers. The axle is a large purpose-built American Axle Manufacturing design. The rear differential measures 9.84 inches with 3.5-inch axle tubes, while the front differential (4x4 models) measures 9.25 inches. Both are manufactured by American Axle. Also available is an Electronic Locking Rear Differential.

Hydraulic cab-mounts help isolate occupants from the advanced TITAN XD chassis. The TITAN XD rides on 17-inch, 18-inch or 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with LT245/75R17, LT275/65R18 or LT265/60R20 tires for strong all-weather/all surface traction.

Braking is provided by a 4-wheel disc system with 14.2 x 1.5-inch front/14.4 x 1.2-inch rear ventilated discs front and rear with hydraulic power assist. The high brake fluid pressure generated by an electric pump assists brake pedal force for a confident feel.

Responsive steering is provided by a recirculating ball-type high-capacity steering system with parallel rod steering linkage to optimize steering effort characteristics, even under heavy axle weight and towing conditions.

Even the radiator's heat radiation cooling capacity is more than 25 percent greater than the previous Titan to help enhance performance and meet SAE J2807 compliance. TITAN XD engine capacity meets 12,000-plus pound tow requirements through use of the large radiator, air transmission cooler and large 23.6-inch engine cooling fan diameter.

Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel – Power, Durability and MPG
Creating a new class of truck also meant developing a new class of engine. Like the TITAN XD itself, the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel fills the space between more expensive big bore diesels and less capable smaller displacement diesels. And more than just power and torque, the engine is refined, starts fast and is responsive and quiet. It is also lightweight and offers clean emissions.

The TITAN XD's Cummins diesel is the first commercial application of the Cummins M2 two-stage turbo system, which helps reduce traditional turbo-lag through precision balancing between high-pressure and low-pressure turbos. The patented Rotary Turbine Control provides solid performance across the powerband and manages exhaust gas temperatures.

The engine also features a Bosch® HPCR fuel system to deliver precise fuel control and multiple injections per combustion stroke, which helps increase efficiency and reduce traditional "diesel clatter." And, the advanced, maintenance-free Bosch® ceramic glow plugs provide quick engine starts, even in extreme low temperatures.

Another key advantage of the Cummins diesel design is that it provides maximum durability and power in a lightweight package. Weight was reduced by building the cylinder block out of compacted graphite iron (CGI), which is stronger and lighter than traditional iron. Other lightweight engine components were added, including high-strength aluminum-alloy heads and composite valve covers. The CGI block, along with the dual overhead camshafts, also contributes to the engine's excellent noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics.

The Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel exhaust system has a particulate filter and selective catalytic reduction that enable the engine to run cleaner. That technology also serves a second purpose – reducing typical diesel noise. As a result of all these advanced systems, the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel is more capable than small displacement diesel engine offerings and less expensive than big bore heavy-duty diesels.

It is also designed to be fun to drive, with about 45 percent more torque at cruising speed than similar-sized gasoline V8 engines. And, its low revving powerband requires less downshifting and provides more confidence while towing, as well as saving fuel whether towing or carrying heavy loads.

Helping handle the power and torque of the engine is a heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin A466ND automatic transmission developed and tuned exclusively for the TITAN XD.

Nissan 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 – 390 HP, DIGTM Technology
Midway through the 2016 model year, a new 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine was added to the TITAN XD lineup. The engine continues for the 2017 model year, once again backed by a 7-speed automatic transmission. The engine is also available on the 2017 TITAN half-ton.

Cast, forged and assembled at Nissan's Powertrain Assembly Plant in Decherd, Tennessee, the 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine features four-valves per cylinder, Variable Valve Event & Lift and Direct Injection, and is rated at 390 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm and 394 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm.

While it shares its displacement with the previous-generation V8 installed in the first generation Titan, that is where the similarities end. The new engine's 390 horsepower is up from 317, and its 394 lb-ft of torque represents an increase from the previous 385 lb-ft. The new engine also features Nissan's advanced VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) technology, which combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and electronically controlled variable valve lift on the intake and exhaust sides to provide high performance and crisp response.

Throttle response is enhanced by directly controlling the intake valve, rather than using the traditional method of controlling intake with a throttle valve, and valve timing and opening with non-variable camshafts.

The engine also features Direct Injection Gas (DIG™) technology, which provides better wide-open throttle performance and improved fuel economy and emissions performance (versus a non-direct-injection system) by reducing engine knock, improving combustion stability and offering precise injection control. An 11.2:1 compression ratio is provided by a new piston design, aiding overall engine efficiency and performance (previous Titan: 9.8:1) and a Multi Control Valve (MCV) assists in managing the engine's thermal efficiency better than a traditional thermostat.

In addition, Nissan TITAN XD 4x4 models feature a new transfer case designed to ensure maximum power distribution in every gear. It distributes torque to both ends and provides four-wheel drive when added traction is needed on snow, ice, sand, mud, muck, dirt, water, gravel – whatever the job site presents.

Durable off-road performance has also been emphasized, with features such as Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist and Brake Limited-Slip Differential (BLSD). An off-road gauge uses accelerometer data to calculate the vehicle's pitch and roll angles.

Towing and Hauling – Informed and In Control
TITAN XD models equipped with the 5.0L Cummins diesel have a maximum payload of 2,420 pounds (when properly equipped) and a maximum towing rating of 12,640 pounds (when properly equipped).

Equipped with the 5.6L Endurance gasoline V8, maximum payload is rated at 2,910 pounds (when properly equipped) and a maximum towing rating of 11,590 pounds (when properly equipped).

Among the list of TITAN XD's available towing aids are an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer Light Check system that allows one-person hook-up operation – checking turn signals, brake lights and running/clearance lights from inside the TITAN cab or with the key fob.

Also assisting trailer hook-ups is the TITAN XD's available RearView Monitor with Trailer Guides, while the available Around View® Monitor (AVM)2 provides a virtual "bird's eye" view of the surrounding area from front, rear and side cameras to help with parking and pulling in and out of tight spaces. The system also includes Moving Object Detection (MOD), which helps alert the driver to detected moving objects around the vehicle via an on-screen notification and warning chime.

Helping TITAN XD owners take advantage of its ample towing power are a range of available hitches – including an integrated gooseneck hitch engineered into the frame and easily accessible in the bed. Gooseneck hitches put the load in front of the rear axle, enhancing the ability to control the vehicle. The 2017 Nissan TITAN XD meets the J2807 certification's standards.

TITAN XD also includes a range of available advanced driving aids in addition to RearView Monitor and Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection2, including Blind Spot Warning (BSW)3, Front and Rear Sonar System and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Smart Design, Smart Utility
The Nissan TITAN XD exterior and interior designs were created at Nissan Design America in La Jolla, California. Where the original Titan broke new ground in terms of smart cabin and bed utility, the goal this time around was to keep things simple but smarter – making owners' lives easier.

The 2017 Nissan TITAN XD is offered in three body configurations. TITAN XD Crew Cab features four wide-opening doors and a 6.5-foot bed. The new TITAN XD Single Cab offers two doors and an 8.0-foot bed. Joining the lineup in spring 2017 will be a TITAN XD King Cab with 172-degree wide-opening rear doors for easy access to the rear seat.

Inspired by a theme of "powerful precision tool," the TITAN XD exterior provides a bold, commanding presence with a fresh, modern technical feel. The designers sought to give TITAN a feeling of athletic strength – a look that honors the power of the Cummins diesel and Endurance V8 engines.

The profile of the TITAN XD, with its extended front overhang, was actually influenced by the engine, to incorporate the high performance grille, charged air cooler and two-battery installation. Aerodynamics also played a role in the exterior design, which is improved from the previous Titan and incorporates a front spoiler, roof and tailgate spoilers, front tow hook hole cover, underbody covers, rear tire wind deflectors and a seal between the cab and bed.

Available exterior features include LED headlights and taillights, signature Daytime Running Lights, puddle lamps, and step rails for cabin and bed entry/exit. Door closing effort has also been reduced (compared to the previous generation Titan).

TITAN's industry-first Utili-track® Bed Channel System continues, once again featuring four heavy-duty aluminum alloy cleats that move and lock anywhere along the walls, bed floor and header tracks that give the user endless tie-down possibilities.

While the previous Titan offered a bedside storage compartment in the lower outside fender panels, TITAN XD features available dual lockable in-bed "TITAN Box" storage boxes that sit sight-unseen at street level and can hold a wide range of essential work and recreational equipment. Unlike other pickup bed storage boxes, the TITAN XD units are accessible from inside the bed without having to remove a camper top or tonneau cover. The boxes are watertight (and drainable) and can be used as a cooler for picnics or tailgating. They are also easily removable for times when extra bed capacity is required.

Other TITAN XD bed features include the popular spray-on bedliner, flush-mounted LED bedrail lighting, cargo and tailgate lamps, 110-volt in-bed access and a damped tailgate that is light to lift and smoothly damped when lowering.

A Big Cabin with a Bold and Commanding Presence
Trucks today are multi-functional, used as work and everyday vehicles – so the interior has to be multi-functional as well. The designers focused on enhanced utility and on making the interior easy to use through an improved layout of switches, driver controls and storage spaces.

For the TITAN XD Crew Cab, front storage has been increased 33 percent and rear storage 28 percent, for example, over the previous-generation Titan. The 2nd row underseat storage includes a locking lid for added security and the integrated foldout flat floor. The center console can hold a computer tablet with case or a 15-inch laptop.

All switches are grouped by function type and location is based on frequency of use. Other convenient interior design features include seven assist grips, console-side map pockets, 12-volt and 110-volt power outlets (in addition to the bed), Remote Engine Start4 with climate control function, and Rockford Fosgate premium 12-speaker audio system. The special attention to detail even includes moving the glove compartment handle to the left hand side for easier access by the driver.

The TITAN XD also features a tilt and telescoping steering column with a standard column-mounted transmission shifter lever – a move that helps increase the visibility and usability of the center stack area. This also opened up the center console for additional storage, allowing riders to fit a laptop in the center console without giving up rear cupholders and 2nd row climate control vents.

The premium grade instrument panel includes a combination of analog and digital gauges, along with a 5.0-inch color display, unique diesel monitoring and maintenance displays, and available NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps and NissanConnect Services with 7.0-inch color monitor (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately).

As in other Nissan vehicles, TITAN XD offers seating out of this world – or at least inspired by NASA. The standard front and rear Zero Gravity seats help maximize posture positioning for enhanced comfort during long distance driving. Heating and cooling front sears are also available, along with a choice of water-repellant fabric or durable leather-appointments. Heated front and rear seats are available in both cloth and leather trim levels.

Special attention was also paid to reducing the intrusion of noise and vibration into the cabin. TITAN XD utilizes laminated front and rear (Crew Cab) side glass, the first full-size pickup to do so. Engine noise isolation and body sealing was also improved versus the previous generation TITAN design.

2017 TITAN XD Crew Cab Model Lineup
Note: the following are descriptions of the TITAN XD grade levels are based on the top-of-the-line TITAN XD Crew Cab. Similar equipment is offered for the Single Cab and King Cab configurations, though not all trim levels and features are available in every case. Please check the individual specification sheets, available at www.NissanNews.com, for more details.

The 2017 Nissan TITAN XD Crew Cab is available in five well-equipped trim levels – S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve. All are offered with a choice of 4x2 or 4x4 drive configurations, except for the PRO-4X model, which is available exclusively as a 4x4.

TITAN XD S models are equipped with a front manual split bench seat (40/20/40), flip-down center seat with armrest, dual cupholders and storage in the seat back and bottom. A total of six cupholders, plus eight bottle holders can be found throughout the truck. Audio and entertainment is provided via a 5.0-inch color display with AM/FM, CD player, AUX, USB, MP3 and RDS along with a USB connection port for iPod® interface and other compatible devices. Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant5, NissanConnect with Mobile Apps and a 6-speaker audio system also come standard.

Features aimed at fleet and commercial customers include a standard map lamp, easy-clean vinyl floor and stain-resistant cloth seats with vinyl bolsters.

TITAN XD SV models add cloth seats (without vinyl bolster), standard floor carpeting, meter display control in the steering wheel, analog Fine Vision Meters, an off-road indicator and off-road menu in the Advanced Drive-Assist Display®, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), an overhead console with sunglass holder, grocery hooks on the cushion backside, a customizable maintenance interval reminder, front sun visor with an illuminated vanity mirror with extension, glove box lamp and mood lighting.

SV grade exterior upgrades include a chrome/mesh grille with premium metallic paint, chrome outside door handles, side mirror turn signal lamps, LED lighting with Joule-type bulbs in the rear combination lamp, front tow hooks and power adjustable heated outside mirrors. Standard Trailer Sway Control helps make towing heavy loads more stable and less burdensome to the driver.

The off-road-oriented TITAN XD PRO-4X model comes trail-ready with 275/65/R18 BSW all-terrain off-road tires, 18x7.5-inch aluminum-alloy wheels featuring six lugs and a painted dark finish, Bilstein off-road shock absorbers, electronic locking rear differential, lower radiator skid plate with powder-coated silver paint and Hill Descent Control.

A trailer harness that can handle both 4-pin and 7-pin connectors is mounted on the rear bumper. A receiver hitch and hitch member also come standard with the PRO-4X trim.

PRO-4X exterior features include front fog lamps, automatic on-off headlights, LED projector headlamps with LED signature and halogen high-beam lights, manual headlamp levelizer, Nissan Intelligent Key™ with door handle request switch, black front tow hooks, two-tone paint on the bodyside, gloss metallic black paint on the grille surround and mesh grille, high-gloss gray front lower fascia and rear bumpers, and a bedside decal.

Interior features include front driver and passenger Captain's seats, driver 8-way power seat, driver power lumbar support, stain-resistant seat covering with a vinyl bolster and "PRO-4X" embroidery, leather-wrapped steering wheel with unique contrast stitching, metallic instrument panel finishers, PRO-4X-branded floor mats, contrast stitching on the center console lid, arm rest and instrument panel, dual zone auto air conditioner plus a digital display in the HVAC control, rear A/C vents, large center console box with soft-touch topped armrest, side pockets and rear cupholders – plus a configurable center console that encompasses a cell phone box, purse holder and removable cupholders with a chrome ring. The back of the console features an 110V power outlet, with a 12V power outlet located inside the console box. The PRO-4X model's rear seats, which can be folded flat, also contain tie-down hooks and a storage box with a removable divider and lockable lid.

PRO-4X also includes a wealth of technology, such as a "Follow Me Home" function, NissanConnect with Navigation, a 7.0-inch color touch-screen display, SiriusXM® Traffic and Sirius Travel LinkTM (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), Siri® Eyes 6, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, Blind Spot Warning (BSW)3, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)7, RearView Monitor and rain-sensing wipers.

In addition, PRO-4X includes standard tow mirrors (manually extending and folding, with puddle lamps), Trailer Brake Controller, proximity activation for the puddle lamps, LED signature headlamps and cargo lamp, Trailer Light Check function (included on the key fob) and integrated gooseneck hitch.

The premium TITAN XD SL trim level features an interior distinguished by leather-appointed seats, heated driver and passenger seats, passenger-side 4-way power seat, power tilt and telescopic steering, memory function for both the seat and the tilt/telescoping steering wheel and wood in-mold film instrument panel finishers.

The SL grade exterior offers auto dimming outside mirrors, 265/60R20 BSW tires and 20x7.5-inch painted aluminum-alloy wheels, chrome outside mirrors and door handles, removable aero front bumper spoiler, gloss chrome grille surround, satin chrome mesh grille, chrome front and lower fascias, chrome rear bumpers, four front and four rear parking sensors, power-sliding back glass, proximity-activated puddle lamps and LED signature headlights. Step rails are also available as an accessory.

SL technology features include a Rockford Fosgate Premium 12-speaker audio system, remote engine start4, NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM® (automatic collision notification with emergency call and stolen vehicle locator, remote services including lock/unlock, "flash lights" and "sound horn," customizable alerts including drive zone, valet, curfew and speed, dealer service scheduling and maintenance alerts) (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), a compass on the NAVI display and HomeLink® Universal Transceiver. The SL trim level also comes equipped with a range of standard bed features, including the Utili-track® cargo channel system with tie-down cleats, tailgate lighting, spray-in bedliner, and 110V outlet in the bed. Standard SL towing features include manually extending and folding tow mirrors, Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Light Check function, front tow hooks (2WD models only) and integrated gooseneck hitch.

The top-of-the-line Platinum Reserve is distinguished by its premium leather-appointed seats with "Platinum Reserve" branding on the seat backs, "Platinum Reserve" exterior badging, heated steering wheel, chrome exhaust tailpipe finishers, 20x7.5-inch dark chrome-like wheels, driver and passenger heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Light Check function, dark chrome tailgate finisher, two-tone painted front and rear fascia, two-tone paint on the body sides, two-tone painted over-fender molding, dark chrome outside door handles and outside mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel with a wood insert, premium open-pore wood instrument panel finishers with metallic "Platinum Reserve" badging, leather-wrapped shift knob with a dark-painted trim ring, and dark chrome-accented vent knobs and cup holder trim.

Also standard are an integrated gooseneck hitch, tow mirrors with a dark chrome cap, front and rear metallic kickplate finishers with "Platinum Reserve" logos and pre-wiring for the DVD Family Entertainment System. "Platinum Reserve"-branded floor mats and TITAN box bed storage units are also available as accessories.

2017 TITAN XD Single Cab Model Lineup
The 2017 TITAN XD Single Cab is offered in S and SV grade levels with a choice of diesel or gasoline powerplants and in 4x4 and 4x2 drive configurations.

TITAN XD Single Cab S models are equipped with a front manual split bench seat (40/20/40), flip-down center seat with armrest, a 5.0-inch color display, Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant5, a 4-speaker audio system, easy-clean vinyl floor and stain-resistant cloth seats with vinyl bolsters.

TITAN XD Single Cab SV models add cloth seats (without vinyl bolster), standard floor carpeting, analog Fine Vision Meters, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), chrome outside door handles, side mirror turn signal lamps, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and Trailer Sway Control.

2017 TITAN XD King Cab Model Lineup
The new King Cab returns Nissan to a segment it created in the U.S. in 1977 with the introduction of the original Datsun 620 King Cab, and follows the launch last fall of Nissan's first-ever TITAN Single Cab offering. The new TITAN XD King Cab is marked by its available 6-person seating, wide-opening rear doors and available "rear seat delete" options that is ideal for commercial use with its flat floor and secure in-cab storage space.

The TITAN XD King Cab will be offered in 4x4 and 4x2 drive and three grade levels – S, SV and PRO-4X – each with a standard 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 engine and 7-speed automatic transmission.

The new King Cab body features a roomy cab with a choice of front split bench seat or front bucket seats (standard on PRO-4X, optional on SV grade). A 60/40-split fold-down rear seat with flip-down center armrest is also standard. Heated front seats are available with PRO-4X and SV grade, along with optional heated and cooled front and heated rear seats on PRO-4X.

The new King Cab also offers a first-in-segment "rear seat delete" option, which removes the rear seat, rear heater duct and rear roof-mounted assist grips and adds a flat rear load floor and rear wall finisher with tie-down hooks.

  • A Range of Equipment Packages
  • In addition to the wealth of standard features offered across the various TITAN XD models, a total of 18 different equipment packages are available – including the new the Heavy Duty Front GAWR Package, SV Leather Package, Texas TITAN Package, SL Chrome Package and Platinum Reserve Bed Utility Package.

Other available packages include S Convenience & Utility Package, SV Comfort and Convenience Package, SV Utility Package, PRO-4X Utility and Audio Package, PRO-4X Convenience Package, PRO-4X Luxury Package, SL Towing Convenience Package and Platinum Reserve Rear DVD Entertainment System.

The 2017 Nissan TITAN XD is assembled in Canton, Mississippi, with engines assembled in Indiana and Tennessee (5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel and gasoline V8 and V6 respectively).

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