MISSISSAUGA, Ont.—Nissan debuted its next-generation Titan pick-up truck at the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) in Toronto, and the brawny-looking truck is ready to work.
Powered by a Cummins 5.0L V8 turbo diesel rated at 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque, the 2016 Titan XD boasts a maximum towing capacity of more than 12,000 pounds and maximum payload of 2,000 pounds.
“We see untapped potential in the Canadian truck market as buyers seek the towing and hauling power of a heavy-duty with the drivability and comfort of a light-duty,” said Christian Meunier, president of Nissan Canada Inc. “The new Titan XD is a work-place warrior, ready to haul, pull, tow and tackle whatever a job site throws at it—yet with the style and comfort for everyday use.”
The second-generation TITAN will also be offered in additional cab, bed, powertrain and model configurations, as Nissan hopes to attract more buyers to its niche-market truck.
The 2016 Titan will be available in King Cab and standard cab versions and with a 4×4 drivetrain. Future engine options will include a new gasoline V8 and an advanced gasoline V6.
“We had a huge team at Nissan working on the all-new Titan, with backgrounds in every area of product development,” said Rich Miller, director of product planning and Titan chief product specialist. “Throughout Titan’s development, we worked towards what the customer wants, and all in the name of quality and durability. Titan’s rigorous testing phases involved durability courses designed for global markets, including Canada’s varying terrains and cold, snowy climates.”