Nissan is deep in the development phases of its next-generation Titan full-size pickup, and the automaker is talking to people all over the country about how they use their pickups and what they want. That's why one of Nissan's product engineers recently showed up in southeast Texas with several PRO-4X pickups to participate in a teal hunt hosted by Sure-Shot Game Calls. Locals call the event a "gumbo mud" run.
James "Cowboy" Hernandez is the founder of Sure-Shot Game Calls and, apparently, a legend in the world of duck calls. We assume Nissan wanted to see how well the big tires, off-road-tuned suspension and locking rear differential could crawl and slosh through the marshes. We're told spectators/participants have seen many small and large trucks get stuck pretty bad on the area's trails and rutted two tracks.
"We sure enough tried to bury these things. And I mean we tried. We just couldn't do it. We got stuck for just a second, and we were able to rock ourselves right out," said Hillary Dyer, editor of Waterfowl and Retriever.
We can only hope Nissan collected a boatload of data to help its engineers with what they need to keep the PRO-4X package the brand's capability option. And it wouldn't surprise us is Nissan tried to beef up the package a bit to better compete with Toyota's Rock Warrior and Baja technology.