Nissan previews new 2017 Titan full-size pickup

Michael Wayland
The Detroit News
–A photo of the 2017 Nissan Titan that the company showed Thursday at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The pickup is expected to go on sale this summer.

Chicago — Nissan Motor Co. showed photographs of its all-new “standard” Titan pickup Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show.

The unexpected announcement of the full-size pickup came after the Japanese automaker unveiling the all-new Nissan Armada SUV, It premiered the larger Titan XD in 2015.

“Titan will compete in the heart of the full-size pickup segment – the half-ton – while the Titan XD provides a unique solution for customers by bridging the cost and capability gap between traditional half-ton and full heavy-duty pickups,” said Rich Miller, Nissan North America director of product planning for trucks, SUVs and commercial vehicles and Titan chief product specialist, in a statement.

The regular pickup is expected to go on sale this summer. The vehicle hasn’t been significantly updated since the 2004 model-year.

The regular Titan will be built on a separate chassis than its XD counterpart. It will be 228.1 inches long (11.8 inches less than XD) and 79.5 inches wide (same as the XD), with the cab size shared between the two trucks.

Titan will be available in two-wheel and four-wheel drive configurations with three cabin configurations – Crew Cab, King Cab and Single cab. And it will come in three bed lengths – 5.5, 6.5 and 8 feet. Similar to the Titan XD, Titan will be available in five trim levels – S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve.

The Titan will be powered by Nissan’s 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 gasoline engine capable of 390 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. This engine will be mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. A V-6 gasoline engine will also be available (details to be announced at a later date).

The regular Titan will be assembled in Canton, Mississippi, with the 5.6-liter V8 gasoline assembled in Decherd, Tennessee.

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