Nissan TITAN

After 13 long years, the 2017 Nissan Titan has finally been revealed to replace the original half-ton pick-up truck. The smaller sibling to last year’s enormous Titan XD, the regular variant is built on an entirely different chassis and – despite appearances – doesn’t share any chassis components with the heavier-duty model.

They certainly look very similar, with the same broad, chrome-laden V-Motion grille, angular headlights with C-shaped LED daytime running lights and broad haunches. There are a few detail differences, however, with the most visible being the smaller wing mirrors. No interior photos have been released so far, but given that the cab size is shared between the two, the cabins should be all but identical.

Bring out the tape measure and you’ll find that the regular Titan crew cab is 373 mm shorter than the XD (5,794 mm vs 6,167 mm) and 38 mm lower (1,961 mm vs 1,999 mm), although the width remains the same at 2,019 mm. The wheelbase has also been cut down by some 300 mm, now sitting at 3,551 mm.

Nissan TITAN

Power comes from the same 5.6 litre direct-injected petrol V8 as on the new Armada and Infiniti QX80 – putting out 390 hp and 544 Nm in this application – mated to a seven-speed torque converter automatic transmission. There will also be a V6 petrol engine offered later on – no 310 hp/752 Nm Cummins 5.0 litre turbodiesel V8 here.

As is usual for the segment, the Titan will be offered in crew cab, king cab and single cab variants, with either 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrains. Four trim levels will be available, these being S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and range-topping Platinum Reserve models.