2016 Nissan Titan to Bow in Detroit Next Year

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

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.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • Mighty Fine Mighty Fine on May 16, 2014

    When I bought my Titan, it was a fresh design, awesome, original factory options, like electric rear window, electric adjustable gas & brake pedals, Dampened, lockable tailgate, adjustable bed tie downs that I use almost every time I haul something, cargo lights in the bedside along with a 12V outlet, lockable storage box in l/r bedside. Things that none of the others had except for maybe Toyota. Not to mention one of the most responsive v8 engines in the pickup business. But that was in 2006...Unfortunately (or fortunately for me) people can't tell my 06 from a 14 except for the wheels! I still have the truck and other than a few problems in the beginning which were covered under warranty, it's been a great truck. As long as you can handle 12-15 mpg and $90 fill ups. But figure the trucks been paid off for 4 years now. It owes me nothing. Other than 1 set of f & r brakes & rotors at 38k, ($400) a blower motor module,($55) a Battery ($100) and basic routine maintenance items, I have had no other expenses. Never even had to replace a light bulb! Still looks great,no rust at all, and I live in snowy Buffalo Ny. It effortlessly pulls my 2 place covered snowmobile trailer in the winter (2500 lbs), a car trailer (2000 lbs) and my 1986 Buick Grand National (3600 lbs) and my 26 ft camper in (5200 lbs) the summer. I know these are not very heavy, but that's why I traded my 2001 Silverado H.D. for this 1/2 ton pick up. I bought the "Big Tow" package. (Reminds me of the movie STRIPES) That comes with lower gear ratio, expandable electric & heated mirrors and tow hitch with electric brake module. The newer Titans even have Rev Matching when downshifting. Just like on the 370 Z cars. Why? Who knows, but it's fun to mess with. Will I buy another Titan. Hell yes, as long as they give us engine options & address the fuel poor mileage. (My neighbor has a 13 Silverado w/ the 5.3 liter and he's getting 17/19 mpg). And it looks like the diesel option will cure that.

  • Tx Steeler Tx Steeler on Jul 02, 2014

    Having seen the new Titan. I can truly say that it's a beast. Upgrades that all of us Nissan dealers have been waiting for. Along with Nissan buyers. Overall thru the years the Titan has been a great truck.