Nissan has been building anticipation for its new Cummins-powered Titan XD, and finally we’ll get a chance next week to drive the truck and actually report on it. But at SEMA, we were afforded a few chances to see the “Truck of Texas” in a few different configurations at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, with none being more intriguing to us that the Nissan and Cummins collaboration to go for the Land Speed Record with its new Titan XD Triple Nickel.

Nissan will unveil a few different Cummins-powered Titan XDs later today at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, but there’s also another Titan XD featured at the show that lays claim to being the first-ever modified truck. This prerunner-style Baja truck was built by SEMA members at the SEMA garage after after drawing a record number of attendees for the SEMA “measuring session” for Nissan’s new diesel-powered Titan XD.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 13, 2015) – The all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup has been named “Truck of Texas” by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in its annual 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo, which puts the industry’s best truck, SUVs and CUVs through a grueling two-day evaluation at the historic Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, Texas.

Even though technically it’s a 2016 model yet to see the showroom floor, that didn’t stop the Texas Auto Writers Association from naming the new Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup as the “Truck of Texas” at its 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo (we have more info from the event on the Titan XD here). The award was doled out after a two-day test of trucks, SUVs and CUVs at Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, Texas, where a number of new models in these categories are tested by journalists during the event.

The 2016 Nissan Frontier pricing starts at $18,090.

The 2016 Nissan Frontier pricing starts at $18,090.

Nissan recently announced the U.S. pricing for the 2016 Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.

Leading up to last week’s Detroit Auto Show, Nissan teased truck owners with the enticing news of a new Cummins diesel designed specifically for its next-generation Titan truck. At its press conference during the North American International Auto Show, Nissan finally took the tarp off its new Titan XD, the truck that will harness the power of this new 5.0-liter Cummins motor.

Truck lovers are no doubt champing at the bit with all the new-model introductions today at the 2015 North American International Auto Show from Detroit, Michigan. Fortunately for those truck enthusiasts, one of the first press introductions today is for Nissan, which unveiled the all-new Titan – both of them. That’s right, we have known the Titan was coming in 2016 and have been fully aware of the diesel option, but until now, we weren’t able to share the fact that there will actually be two new truck platforms in 2016 – the Titan and the Titan XD.

We already know that Nissan plans to unveil its next-generation Titan pickup truck at the Detroit Auto Show next month, but we’re still pretty light on details. The Titan made big waves when it was first introduced into the half-ton truck market by Nissan back in 2004.

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Line-X has already enjoyed tremendous success as a franchiser of high-performance spray-on bedliners, but this week at the SEMA Show, the company announced that is expanding its Truck Gear line of aftermarket parts in a unique fashion that stays true to the company’s roots.

Nissan to Equip Next-Generation Titan Pickup with New Cummins Tu
Back in late 2013, Nissan announced some big news when it said its next-generation full-sized pickup would feature a Cummins V8 turbo diesel engine. At the time, only limited details were shared, such as the fact that it will be a 5.0-liter V8 born of a partnership between Nissan and Cummins, that the new motor will feature a horsepower rating of more than 300 and a torque rating in the 500 lb-ft range, and that there will be a commercial vehicle option as well.

– With help from the passionate Nissan Trucks Facebook fan base, the crowd-sourced, custom-made Project Titan is complete. The ruggedly tailored 2014 Nissan Titan, piloted by two Wounded Warrior Project® Alumni, is now primed with all the necessary equipment to take on the rigorous Alaskan wilderness in an adventure beginning today. Fans can follow along at Facebook.com/nissantrucks.