Nissan just celebrated an important milestone. Production of its all-new Titan XD pickup truck has begun, with models rollin’ out of the company’s manufacturing facility in Canton, Mississippi.
This occasion, called Job One in automotive terms, marks the beginning of series production. The first Titan to roll off the line was painted a bright copper color and was driven by Nissan Executive Vice President José Muñoz and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant. Examples of this tough truck should start arriving at Nissan dealerships across the country late this year.
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The all-new 2016 Nissan Titan XD fills the gap between light-duty and HD pickups. It offers a 5.0-liter diesel V8 engine built by legendary manufacturer Cummins. It puts out 310 horses, which is decently impressive, but torque is what really counts and this powerplant cranks out 555 lb-ft of low-RPM twist.
A six-speed automatic transmission handles all of that torque. When properly equipped the new Titan XD is rated to tow more than 12,000 pounds, which is extremely impressive.
Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi factory opened its doors in 2003 and currently employs more than 6,000 people. Over the last dozen years more than 3 million vehicles have been produced there.
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