SPIED: Next Nissan Titan Caught on Video Almost Undisguised
Truck will be Fully Revealed Next Month
Intrepid spy photographers caught the 2016 Nissan Titan testing out in the open, providing us with the best look yet of the upcoming fullsize truck. The Titan, which is due to make its formal debut at the North American International Auto Show in January, looks substantially different than the model it replaces.
The first clue we’re looking at an all-new model (besides the 1960s-wallpaper camouflage) is the larger, more imposing grille and headlights. While the current Titan has a somewhat windswept, sporty appearance, the next one looks much more upright and truck-like. Without seeing the two trucks parked side by side, the next Titan looks like it might be a bit larger than its predecessor. The side view reveals a four-door crew cab matched with a long bed, and the truck looks wider than the current Titan.
The video, embedded below, reveals a few precious details that are missing in the photos. Foremost, the new headlamps incorporate a very cool T-shaped LED signature, and projector units replace the current model’s halogen reflector headlights. Surprisingly, the taillights don’t seem to incorporate LEDs, but they could still make an appearance on either the production model or higher trim levels.
The camouflage tries to hide it, but the sides and tailgate of the new Titan show some pretty clean surface detailing, which is a clear departure from Nissan cars and crossovers. It also looks nothing like the current Titan, Frontier, or Xterra, and we’re glad to know the 2016 pickup is getting its own unique identity.
With such a thorough redesign (and the promise of a reliable, powerful Cummins turbodiesel V-8), we’re excited to see the new Titan in Detroit in just over a month.
Source: KGP Photography