The full-size pickup segment has never been so competitive. A brand-new Chevy Silverado, a heavily revised Ram and a refreshed Toyota Tundra are tantalizing options, and then there’s an aluminum-body F-150 waiting in the wings. But fixin’ for a fight, Nissan is throwing its 10-gallon hat into the rodeo ring with a brand-new Titan.
This 2016 model is expected to bow next January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The truck will also (finally) be offered in a regular-cab configuration.
Arguably the biggest news about this totally redesigned truck is the availability of a monster 5.0-liter Cummins diesel engine, but that’s not all. It’s expected that a new gasoline six-shooter will also be on the menu.
And the Titan nameplate needs all the help it can get; sales of the current model have been absolutely depressing. Dealers delivered just 887 of them last month. By comparison Ford shipped nearly 47,000 F-Series pickups in January.
GALLERY: Nissan Titan
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