Report: New Nissan Titan Coming in 2014, Titan Heavy Duty Possible

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

The next generation of Nissan’s Titan pickup truck is scheduled to arrive somewhere around 2014 and could be joined or even proceeded by a heavy-duty version. The news comes from a report by, after an interview with Larry Dominique, vice president advanced and product planning and strategy at Nissan North America.

Despite making up only a miniscule segment of the truck market (2.11 percent to be exact), Nissan execs have repeatedly enforced the automaker’s commitment to offer a light duty full sized pickup truck. Initially Nissan was working with Chrysler to develop a new truck based on the Ram 1500, but after Chrysler’s bankruptcy proceedings and takeover by Fiat, the new Chrysler company broke off the agreement.

With the Titan’s future uncertain and market conditions unfavorable, sales plunged throughout the year, but Dominique believes the truck may have hit a turning point as original buyers seek to replace their trucks with new models.

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has said publicly that Nissan without Chrysler’s help, Nissan will go it alone, developing an all new Titan from the ground up.

Dominique is currently putting together a proposal for his bosses that would see the Titan and a heavy duty Titan share some exterior and interior parts, but with different frames. Ideally, this would lower production costs, while expanding Nissan’s share of the truck market.

With a date of roughly 2014 to the new Titan the current truck could have a production run of 11 years. Nissan will attempt to keep its truck fresh and competitive with updates from other trucks, like the Armada and Infiniti QX56.


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  • Mighty Fine Mighty Fine on Feb 12, 2014

    First off. I own a 06,Titan and love it. I had several issues when it was new & still under warranty. Including rear diff noise at 2200 miles. Difference is Nissan replaced the diff and had the truck back to me in 2 days. I know vehicles will have problems but the manufacture's must address the common problems so we are not experiencing the same thing in my 2012 as I did in my 06. Reasons I will buy another Titan. Awesome customer service . Useful bed. With 12 v outlet back there. From the factory sprayed bed liner, an electric rear windscreen that goes up & down. Not left to right and the driver doesn't have to stop, get out, climb into the back seat and slide it over manually And my favorite, adjustable tie down anchors. My titan came with the bed slide rails on the bed sides and front, along with 2 rails that are evenly spaced on the bed floor so you can safely secure almost anything! Anyone who sees or borrows my Titan loves that option. Also a dampened tailgate, a bed extender and a storage hatch behind the l/r wheel. Some of the others are finally offering some of these things and bragging like they are the first to do it, when Nissan did these things back in 2004. Along with factory side heated mirrors that pull out for towing. A first on 1/2 ton trucks. Electric adjustable gas & brake pedals. And it does a great job towing my 4 place covered snowmobile trailer, a smaller 24 foot camper trailer and my car hauler trailer. It does a great job towing, probably as good as or better than my 01 Chevy Silverado HD 2500 with the gas, 6.0 liter and 4:11 gears! The things I don't like, poor fuel milage. 12-15 unloaded, and as bad as 7 mpg when towing my trailers. Has had a drive line vibration almost since new, with Nissan saying its normal. Which is b.s. But overall I really like the truck and although my 06 is still in great shape, I'm starting to get the itch. Hurry up Nissan, I want to stay loyal but its time to buy and I'm not buying a 10 year old design.

  • Ken Wiggins Ken Wiggins on Apr 22, 2014 This Titan has the Cummins 5.0L Turbo V8. I see that they hid the front because that must be the redesign on the old style body. Hopefully Nissan knocks it out the part with the total redesign!!!!