Nissan’s astounding repertoire is entirely based on uncharted performance and ambiguous styling. The Titan pickup truck is a fine example to this as it is a portmanteau of power-meets-sophistication. Now, the Japanese automakers have plans for refreshing this pickup truck as 2018 Nissan Titan model.
What’s the most interesting about this prospect of Nissan’s refreshed Titan is that new variations (trims) are expected to come along (given the 2 separate line-ups – Titan & Titan XD). Reports are now coming up that a final cab version that’s been long expected from Nissan; the King Cab might debut as well. Having that said, Nissan might simplify manufacturing logistics by limiting cab configuration and trim compatibility. Nonetheless, this new 2018 Nissan Titan is supposed to offer 5 different trims – S, SL, SV, PRO-4X and Platinum Reverse.
2018 Nissan Titan – Engine Specs and Performance
However, minimal changes will be done under the hood of the new Titan. There’s going to be the previously used 5.6L Endurance® V8 engine which has a 4 valve per cylinder layout. This gasoline mill will integrate VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift) and Nissan Direct Injection System. Final engine outputs might see improvements and the figures might stay close to 400 HP at 5,800 RPM and 402 lb-ft torque at 4,200 RPM. Similarly, fuel economy might stay close to 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined.
Drivetrain configuration will consist of a 7-speed automatic transmission and a rear wheel drive. As in the case of 2017 Titan, this engine is should cater light to mid-duty prowess as the max towing capacity might check out around 9,800 lbs.
The new 2018 Nissan Titan will allegedly come with a reinforced suspension (especially the front). Like before, the rear suspension set-up will consist of leaf springs and twin-tube shocks coupled with an American Axle differential. The rear differential is to integrate electronic locking as well. To stay on par with competitors like Ford 150 and Chevrolet Silverado, Nissan might even use hydraulic cab mounts.
Exterior and Interior
Design wise, Nissan Titan will inherit the iconic look of its predecessor. The front fascia is to remain the same as the grille and headlights will come largely unchanged. However, Nissan will feature new chrome treatments in the grille to mark a generational change.
Fog light housing in the front bumper will get premium metallic highlight to project an authentic look. Plastic trims wrapped around the body edges will get a clean layout, and new cargo bed liners might come as standard. Exterior color options will include Gun Metallic, Cayenne Red, Brilliant Silver, Glacier White and Magnetic Black.
Changes will be minimally on the interior cabin as well. The only change that’s going to complement a new generation is a new arrangement of infotainment controls. Interior embellishments are to be done by genuine wood trims and soft touch materials.
Release Date and Price
Nissan hasn’t come up with any official words regarding the launch of this upcoming pickup truck. Experts suggest that 2018 Nissan Titan is likely to hit the dealerships during the 1st quarters of 2018 with a competitive price tag of $30,000.