The 2017 Nissan Titan does share the same look as the Titan XD, and while the trucks will be the same width the "standard" Titan will be more than a foot shorter than the XD.

The 2017 Nissan Titan does share the same look as the Titan XD, and while the trucks will be the same width the “standard” Titan will be more than a foot shorter than the XD.

CHICAGO – With the Cummins-powered Titan XD now at Nissan dealerships, the company has now shifted its focus to the half-ton version of Titan. Along with the announcement of its new 2017 Armada, Nissan also unveiled our first detailed pictures of the new 2017 Titan at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.

“There’s a strong family resemblance between TITAN XD and the standard TITAN, with their shared rugged exterior style,” said Rich Miller, Director of Product Planning for Trucks, SUVs and Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. and Chief Product Specialist for TITAN and TITAN XD. “TITAN will compete in the heart of the full-size pickup segment – the half-ton – while the TITAN XD provides a unique solution for customers by bridging the cost and capability gap between traditional half-ton and full heavy-duty pickups. Together TITAN and TITAN XD will cover nearly 85 percent of the total full-size truck market.”

The 2017 Titan is built on a separate chassis from Titan XD, as the XD’s Cummins turbo-diesel engine requires a beefier chassis to support the added weight of the engine. The new Titan will sit on a chassis that is approximately 228.1 inches long (which is 14.7 inches shorter than the XD), though both the Titan and Titan XD do share the same width at 79.5 inches. Miller noted, “The TITAN and TITAN XD do not share any common chassis components. Even the lug nuts are different.”

2017 Nissan TITAN
Titan will be available in 4×2 or 4×4 drive configurations with three cabin configurations – Crew Cab, King Cab and Single cab – and three bed lengths – 5.5, 6.5 and 8 feet. Similar to Titan XD, Titan will be available in five trim levels – S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve.

The 2017 Titan will be powered by Nissan’s 5.6-liter Endurance V8 gasoline engine that is rated to produce 390 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine will be mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. A V6 gasoline engine will also be available (details to be announced at a later date).

The Nissan Titan will be assembled in Canton, Mississippi with the 5.6-liter V8 gasoline assembled in Decherd, Tennessee. Nissan tells us the truck goes on sale in summer 2016.

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