Nissan unveils 2017 Titan full-size pickup in NY

Michael Wayland
The Detroit News

New York — Nissan Motor Co. officially took the wraps off its new 2017 Titan full-size pickup Thursday at the New York auto show.

The pickup, which is aimed to compete against the likes of the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado, features a design similar to the larger, Titan XD pickup with a large nostril grille and double-decker headlamps. It will come standard with a 5.6-liter V-8 gasoline engine.

"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 Fred Diaz, Nissan North America’s head of trucks and light commercial vehicles.

Titan – on sale this summer – is built on a separate chassis from Titan XD, and is 14.7 inches shorter than XD and 79.5 inches wide, with the cab size shared between the two vehicles. Diaz said between the configurations being offered on the two pickups, Nissan has about 85 percent of the full-size truck market.

Titan will be available in 4x2 or 4x4 drive configurations and three bed lengths: 5.5 feet, 6.5 feet and 8 feet. Similar to Titan XD, Titan will be available in five trim levels – S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve.

Nissan originally showed photos of the pickup in February at the Chicago Auto Show.

The Titan will be assembled in Canton, Mississippi, with the 5.6-liter V8 gasoline assembled in Decherd, Tennessee. Pricing and other details were not announced.

The Titan XD starting prices range from roughly $35,300 to more than $55,000.

The sole pickup debut at the New York auto show comes a day after Nissan unveiled its redesigned 2017 GT-R sports car at the show.

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