After news stories surfaced yesterday that Nissan could be purchasing Mitsubishi, today we learn that Nissan in fact has formed a “strategic alliance” as Nissan has purchased a controlling interest with a 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corporation for 237 billion yen.

Hellwig-Nissan-Titan-XD-Helper-Springs-5-4-16Visalia, Calif. (May, 2016) – Hellwig Products has released the first aftermarket helper springs for the 2016 Nissan Titan XD. These helper springs allow Titan owners to better tow and haul heavy loads with improved safety, stability and comfort by maintaining a level ride height, improving overall drive control.

Editor’s Note: Today, Nissan pulled the cover off of its 2017 Titan at the New York Auto Show. Below is the press release from the company for its new half-ton truck.

– Today at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, Nissan officially unveiled the standard bearer of its family of Titan pickups – the 2017 Titan Crew Cab, powered by Nissan’s 5.6-liter Endurance V8 gasoline engine.

Although Nissan led with the unveiling of its Titan XD truck with the new 5.0L V8 Cummins turbo-diesel, the plan was always to offer the truck – which straddles the line between half-ton and 3/4-ton – with a V8 gasoline engine. Today, Nissan announced the pricing on the 2016 Titan XD with the new 5.6-liter Endurance V8 that will go on sale in early spring of this year.

Every truck in our 2016 Mid-Size Truck Shootout represents each manufacturer’s off-road package, and the Nissan Frontier can be fairly described as the truck in most need of a refresh. But the PRO-4X Frontier has really held up to the test of time. The truck enters this year’s test as the most affordable at $35,810, and while the Frontier returns with no major changes it still offers a great value proposition for mid-size truck buyers.

– Owners of the newly restyled 2016 Nissan Titan XD pickup can now choose from two of A.R.E. Accessories’ most popular fiberglass pickup bed covers – its Z Series truck cap and the LSII tonneau cover for the Titan XD crew cab short bed pickup, which is being introduced this spring. With the only such options on the market today, A.R.E. also plans to offer additional fiberglass caps and tonneau cover options for the Nissan Titan to be released shortly.

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.

Nissan Winter Warrior Concepts
In celebration of the Chicago Auto Show, Nissan is giving three of its popular crossovers a little competitive edge – creating one-off versions of its popular Pathfinder, Murano and Rogue equipped with sets of heavy-duty snow tracks. The three custom Nissan Winter Warrior crossovers are ready to tackle even the record-breaking snowfalls experienced by many parts of the country already this year.

– Nissan made a big impression at the annual SHOT Show with a showing of the 2016 Nissan TITAN XD fresh off its world debut at the North American International Auto Show. This year, Nissan returns once again as a SHOT Show sponsor and with a pair of TITAN XD trucks showcasing a multitude of Genuine Nissan Accessories designed exclusively for the company’s all-new full-size pickup. Many of the accessories, such as a pop-up tent that fits inside the TITAN XD bed, are specifically directed toward outdoor adventure use.

– The much-anticipated launch of the all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup was punctuated during the College Football Playoff National Championship game when Nissan ran a commercial that announced the arrival of the company’s “Every Duty™” full-size pickup to a segment traditionally dominated by U.S. domestic competitors.