Spied: 2016 Nissan Titan Crew Cab 'Long' Bed

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Final engineering drives are on the calendar for the Nissan truck engineering team, and our spy shooters have caught a few of the coming full-size Nissans out in the wild. The newly restyled, larger cabs and new wheelbase offerings will give future Titan buyers more powertrain and capability options. Here's what we've heard from our spies.

"A full prototype for the 2016 Titan was spotted and looks to have its zebra costume all ready to go for Halloween. The next-generation Titan has been a long time coming and will feature the much-talked-about 5.0-liter V-8 Cummins turbo-diesel. That engine should have around 300 horsepower, 550 pounds-feet of torque and feature a two-stage turbocharger.

"This new diesel, some have speculated, will make the new Titan's capability somewhere between a light-duty half-ton and three-quarter-ton truck, and might even be called some kind of HD package. A gasoline 5.6-liter Endurance V-8 will continue to be available as well.

"We hear the 2016 Titan will be offered in crew-cab, extended-cab and regular-cab configurations. According to our images, up front, the grille opening on the new Titan looks quite a bit bigger than the current model and features three large ‘cheese grater’ cross bars. A pair of vertically stacked headlights are also easy to spot, along with some lightly redesigned chrome-capped, adjustable towing mirrors. From the looks of the tailpipe and the six-lug wheel configuration, this is likely the gas crew cab version with the 6.5-foot box.

"We're hearing the diesel Titan will launch right out of the gate, starting production in mid-September of 2015. The gasoline model will follow in January of 2016."

Chris Doane Automotive images

 

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Comments

What I see looks good...the tires and wheels look base truck work oriented. I'am sure there will be options.

It would be ironic if Nissan's diesel foundered because gas went down to $2.50/ gallon and stayed there...

A question for an engineer out there-couldn't Nissan just shorten the stoke of the 5.6 and create a more economical low end torque gas v-8 engine? Maybe a 5.0 ?

Inquiring (but ignorant) minds want to know.

Nissan announced this some 12-18 months ago now. It was supposed to be the 2015 Titan. After building up as much hype about it as it has, they better deliver. I think I would be interested somewhat in a Titan 5.0 diesel if it had the right balance of power, torque, fuel economy, comfort, payload, and towing capacity.

The titan is still dated and honestly they should just cancel their truck program. Who in their right mind puts a Dana 44 differential on a v8 powered truck? My next truck will most likely come from ford.

Wow! Looks better then the tundra!

HEY GUYS
JUST TRADED IN A 2012 RAM 1500 RATTLE TRAP FOR A 2014 TITAN. PULLS MY 30 FT. TRAVEL TRAILER WITH EASE. LOVE THIS TRUCK SO FAR. GOOD IN TOWN FUEL MILEAGE AROUND 17.5.
BRING ON THE NEW TITAN WITH THE NEW 5.0 DIESEL IT WILL BE AT THE FRONT OF HALF TON TOWING.



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