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 |  Jan 24 2013, 4:35 PM

Nissan is working to redesign its half-ton pickup, the Titan, and we now know that when the truck debuts, it will have more engine options and more models to choose from. 

The Titan has gone almost untouched since its inception in 2003, and is in need of a redesign if it hopes to stay competitive. The truck still uses the same V8 engine as its sole option, though a Nissan exec told Edmunds that when the truck debuts, it will have more choices. The magic number in the segment right now is three, with Ram, Ford and Chevy all offering at least three engines for each of their half tons.

Packaging and models have also been an issue, as the Titan is only offered as an extended cab or crew cab. Nissan says that when the new Titan is unveiled, there will be a regular cab version, as well as lower priced models. The current Titan is not friendly to tradesman because of its packaging and high price, as ”the plumber, the carpenter wouldn’t buy a Titan. We want to attract some of those people,” said said Pierre Loing, vice president of product and advanced planning and strategy for Nissan North America.

As the most profitable segment for the North American big three, Nissan wants another shot at getting a slice of the pie. ”Reaching 100,000 is certainly possible,” said Loing. ”We believe there might be a recipe to grab some of this huge segment.”

 [Source: Edmunds]

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  • 54warrior

    Wow, quite an informative article, NOT

  • Dickyrobinson

    Well they better work on the drive train.Ive owned two and both had week drive trains.Motor and power was good.Spaciouse in the cab all were good but man the drive train looks like it came off a v6 model.Not like the fords.

  • Atalbot

    What ???? 2004 with 250000 km no drive train issues at all. Its not looks its performance that counts. 

  • Jwick4224

    I have a 2005 Titan and it has been the best vehicle I have ever owned (minus the MPG) with over 130,000 miles so far. Drive train is as strong as any other 1/2 ton truck available…Dickyrobinson sounds like a Ford fanboy posting on a Titan site.

  • Jwick4224

    Titan “article” is what I meant…just in case there’s a nit-picker out there ;)

  • Titanfiftysix

    ’04, 76000 miles, 20000 towing 32′ Travel Trailer. Not 1 problem.
    LE, Crewcab, Tow Package, S/S Catback and K&N air filter.

  • Mbam4lrtl

    I have a 2007 Titan that I bought brand new, and I have had no problems with it. The power and torque are there and I still think it looks better than any other 2013 truck on the road!