2016 Nissan Titan “Truckumentary” Part 2 Shows More of Truck
Imposing Size, Large Grille Most Notable Attributes
The slow drip of updates on the 2016 Nissan Titan continue with the release of the second “Truckumentary” videos from Nissan highlighting some of the stages in development of the company’s new fullsize truck. In the video, Rich Miller, Titan chief product specialist, goes over some of the steps in taking the truck from concept sketch all the way to durability testing and production. A few more additional details regarding powertrain are alluded to as well.
Styling of Nissan’s new big bruiser was spearheaded in Nissan’s design studio in La Jolla, California, engineering was done in Michigan, and final assembly will, of course, take place in Canton, Mississippi. Miller reveals, to nobody’s great surprise, that the Titan’s gas V-8 engine will be sourced from Nissan’s engine plant in Decherd, Tennessee, as the current engine is. We have a hunch it will be the VK56VD direct-injected 5.6L V-8 out of the Infiniti QX80, with a plenty-respectable output of 400hp and 413 lb-ft of torque.
The most obvious attribute of the new Titan evident from the videos is its massive size. We still don’t have official dimensions, but the truck is clearly visually larger than the current model. Despite the current Titan’s more than 10-year run, making it an oldtimer among the current models, Miller reiterates Nissan’s heritage of innovation, including the first factory-applied sprayed-in bedliner, first bedside storage compartments, and the first adjustable cargo rail system. Full details of the new Titan will be revealed next Monday at the Detroit Auto Show.