Nissan Teases YouTube “Truckumentary,” Revealing Details of the 2016 Titan - Video
Series of Short Videos Will Be Released Starting in December
The 2016 Nissan Titan is coming, and the company is starting its slow striptease of some of the fullsize truck’s details with its “Truckumentary” series of videos, set to premiere on YouTube in December. The teaser video, embedded below, features some of the crew who worked on the new Titan talking about their own personal love for trucks and what they can accomplish, accompanied by video of the Titan’s development process and some heritage footage of Nissan’s own truck history.
We don’t know a lot about the 2016 Titan. We know it will make its public debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in January in Detroit, and we know Nissan will partner with Cummins, which will supply a 5.0L turbodiesel V-8 for the truck, but beyond that, many of the powertrain’s finer details are anyone’s guess. Aside from the imposing radiator grille shown on the truck’s development mules (seen in the video), we don’t know what it will look like, either.
However, we do know Nissan needs to drop this truck on the world sooner rather than later. While the current truck’s power figures and unique styling were a revelation when it was new, the competition has upped the ante, with greater capability, efficiency, and refinement than the current, 2004-era Titan can muster. It’s still a reasonably useful truck, but it’s growing more outdated by the minute. In words taken from the video, the first Titan stood the test of time, but the company (and the truck market) is ready for the next one.
Nissan’s truck history extends far into the company’s past. Its first U.S.-marketed vehicle was a compact truck (sold here as a Datsun), and the company’s first American-built truck was a pickup as well. The company claims the Titan will do that heritage proud, with the 2016 truck designed, developed, and built almost completely on American soil, from its San Diego-based styling and Canton, Mississippi, assembly plant.
Keep us bookmarked; we’ll be bringing you more 2016 Titan content as it becomes available.