Every year the Texas Auto Writers Association puts on what they call the Texas Truck Rodeo. Trucks are important to the culture of Texas, with its rich history of ranching and other vocations that require good, strong trucks. The event is a way to celebrate that culture by allowing the experts, i.e. the writers, the opportunity to choose the best trucks around.
Over two days, the participating trucks for that year are put through rigorous tests. The trucks have to endure both on-road and off-road challenges. When the dust cleared the 2015 Truck of Texas award went to the 2016 Nissan Titan XD.
There are so many innovative and superb features on the new Titan XD that it’s hard to know which ones helped it to win. Certainly, the XD’s Cummins® 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel played a strategic role.
The 2015 Truck of Texas award wasn’t the only award that the 2016 Nissan Titan XD picked up. The full-size truck from Nissan also won the Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas, Off-Road Pickup Truck of Texas, and Best Powertrain awards.
The Nissan brand has been exploring various facets of the new Nissan Titan pickup truck for months now, thanks to the Nissan Titan Truckumentary series. The latest chapter in the video series highlighted the Titan’s amazing and powerful powertrain, especially the new Nissan Titan’s Cummins diesel engine. That engine is an enormous 5.0-liter turbo diesel beast, and Cummins designed it just for the Titan XD trim.
The engine gets you 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft of torque, making it a true workhorse of a full-size truck. If you have a tough job, you’ll want this Cummins diesel engine under your hood to help you get it done. The Truckumentary video is actually called “Diesel Goodness,” which Rich Miller, the director of product planning with Nissan North America, called “the feeling the engine always has more to give.”
Here at James Ceranti Nissan, we can attest to the truth of that statement. The Nissan Titan has always felt like a pickup with boundless possibilities, and the 2016 Nissan Titan XD simply takes that up a notch. It doesn’t just stop with the engine, either, so come see us today to learn about the Titan’s design, interior, truck bed, and more. Also, make sure to check out all the Truckumentary videos online!
Ever wonder how a vehicle becomes realized from the ground up? The third chapter in a unique series of short videos from Nissan captures the process of what it was like to design the newest generation of the Nissan Titan.
Our guide for the third chapter of the Nissan Titan Truckumentary, entitled, “Sketch Pad,” is Diane Allen, Senior Design Manager. She seems overwhelmingly qualified for the job, having worked at Nissan for 30 years and overseen the design of a number of significant models. Not to mention, her passion and enthusiasm is very evident, and contagious.
She explains how her team consists of design people who each have their own specialty. There are people whose job it is to sketch, people who do clay-modeling, digital creation, milling, and scanning.
Allen spoke fondly and excitedly of how the team assembled and began what she calls a “design conversation.” Part of that process was creating an “inspiration wall,” where team members could place inspiration objects, from images of the god Titan to power tools.
The finished product does look admittedly…visionary. At the least, its shape and design cues give it a strong presence. That came from the Nissan’s team design philosophy. According to Allen, the team “had to be our own.”
“We had to be Nissan,” she said. At James Ceranti Nissan, we loved catching up on the latest edition of the Truckumentary. Let us know in the comments what you thought.
The new diesel Nissan Titan was made for the driver that wants their truck to be tough.
If you want your pickup to be big, tough, and bold, the new diesel Nissan Titan was made for you. Nissan has taken macho and rugged to the extreme with the 2016 Titan, in hopes of reviving the pickup’s demand and pulling in a much bigger market share.
When the Titan’s designers went to work, they took inspiration from the truck’s name. In an effort to make the pickup a “titan” among its rivals, the designers used the Titan’s new design to bring to life the toughest warriors and athletes they could imagine. According to USA Today, the designers at Nissan’s design headquarters in San Diego studied the images of bulky NFL players and armored gladiators, even posting pictures around their offices. The result? A modern, muscular pickup with masculine hardware and bold character lines.
The Titan doesn’t just appear to be powerful; it actually is. One of the Titan’s biggest advantages it its new 5.0-liter Cummins V8 diesel engine, which promises to deliver the power and capability of a heavy-duty truck, but with increased efficiency. Rated at 310 horsepower and 555 pound-feet of torque, and with the ability to tow up to 12,000 pounds, the new Titan will rival the Ram 1500 and its V6 EcoDiesel.
Look for the 2016 Nissan Titan to go on sale at James Ceranti Nissan later this year!
Nissan will document the development of the Nissan Titan through their new series called “Nissan Titan Truckumentary”
Vehicle development is not unlike the development of a human being. It requires planning, inspiration, design, discipline and patience, among other things. That is, if you want the vehicle (or human being) to thrive and be successful.
This is certainly the case with the new Nissan Titan. And so Nissan documented the Nissan Titan development process in a series it’s calling “Nissan Titan Truckumentary.” In a press release, Nissan North America’s Director of Product Planning for trucks and SUVs and Chief Product Specialist for the next-generation Titan, Rich Miller, said, “It’s the continuing story of the vehicle’s evolution, accompanied by a close look at the American-based team that is bringing this all-new truck to market.”
A teaser to head off the Titan Truckumentary series tells us that “top-notch engineers” were involved in development. One of these engineers promises, “The Cummins diesel is going to be an incredible addition to our lineup.” We here at James Ceranti Nissan are excited to hear more about the much-anticipated Titan!
Here at James Ceranti Nissan, we can’t wait for January. We know, we know—the calendar has only just turned to August, but we can’t help it. You see, Nissan is planning to unveil an all-new Nissan Titan pickup truck at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this coming January, and we just can’t take the long wait. Thank goodness for Torque News, though—they recently put together a wish list for the new 2016 Nissan Titan, and we devoured the list and now we’d like to share it with you as well.
You can read that article on the Torque News website, where you’ll see that the Titan is expected to include more—and bigger—powertrain options. First and foremost, you should see a Cummins diesel engine option, a 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel Engine that will deliver massive numbers. Of course, that diesel engine, and other powertrain options, will also help the Titan bring better gas mileage to the table for the next generation of truck drivers.
Check out the rest of Torque News’ wish list, and then maybe even add your own items to that list. And, of course, come see us here at James Ceranti to check out the Titan—and the rest of the Nissan lineup—for yourself today.
The auto industry is always looking towards the future. It seems 2014 has barely begun, and we’re already talking about 2015 and even 2016 models. Our favorite carmaker already has plans for the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, where the brand will unveil the redesigned 2016 Nissan Titan.
According to Fred Diaz, Nissan’s North American senior vice president of sales, the redesigned Titan “will get us into 93 percent of the market segment.”
This is because the 2016 Nissan Titan will boast key options that previous generations have lacked. This includes engine options and a regular cab. Edmunds reports that the 2016 Titan should have three engine choices, including a V6, V8, and a diesel V6.
We think three powertrain options are great additions to the Titan, which is in need of some updates in order to catch the eye of discerning truck buyers. We’ll mark our calendars for Detroit Auto Show next January and keep our eyes out for the 2016 Nissan Titan reveal. In the meantime, stop out and see us here at James Ceranti Nissan to test drive a Titan or Frontier today!
This holiday season, James Ceranti Nissan is giving away the best present we can—great savings on great vehicles with the Season to Save Event. The sale lasts through the end of November.
As far as Nissan’s renowned cars go, the deals range from a variety of cash back options, discounted prices, and low or 0% APR for a series of months. Some of the cars taking part in this Season to Save sales event include the Versa Sedan and Versa Hatchback, the Altima and the Altima Coupe, the Cube, the Maxima, and the Sentra.
Crossovers and SUVs are also joining in the savings celebration. With prices the lowest they’ve ever been and low or 0% APR, the deals have never been hotter. Eligible crossovers include the Murano and the Murano CrossCabriolet, the JUKE, and the Rogue. Discounted SUVs are the Xterra, the Armada, and the Pathfinder. Just in time for holiday travel, Nissan’s celebrated minivan, the Quest, is also offered with great savings on price and 0% APR for 36 months, as well as cash back.
Interested drivers are encouraged to visit James Ceranti Nissan in Greenville. Visit our dealership online at www.jamescerantinissan.net for complete offer details.
Nissan has recently announced the suggested U.S. pricing on the all-new 2013 Titan pickup. This powerful, sturdy Titan is offered in King Cab and Crew Cab body styles with a choice of 4×4 and 4×2 drive configurations, two wheelbases and three bed lengths. The 2013 Titan comes standard with a 5.6-liter DOHC Endurance V8 engine delivering 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft. of torque power.
The 2013 Titan includes several new features, continuing its reputations as a reliable, high-performance pickup. NissanConnect with Navigation will get drivers anywhere they need to go while keeping passengers entertained with streaming audio, a USB port for iPod and SiriusXM radio powered through the Rockford-Fosgate audio system and 10 incredible speakers.
The full-size Nissan Titan will keep drivers, and passengers, happy. The strong capabilities and spacious cargo room will allow owners to tow just about anything. The several interior features will also keep passengers entertained while on the go. Below indicates the Nissan suggested retail prices for the all-new 2013 Titan.
Manufacturer’s suggested Retail Prices (MSRP):
Titan S King Cab 4×2 SWB
Titan SV King Cab 4×2 SWB
Titan S King Cab 4×4 SWB
Titan SV King Cab 4×4 SWB
Titan PRO-4X King Cab 4×4 SWB
Titan S Crew Cab 4×2 SWB
Titan SV Crew Cab 4×2 SWB
Titan SV Crew Cab 4×2 LWB
Titan SL Crew Cab 4×2 SWB
Titan S Crew Cab 4×4 SWB
Titan SV Crew Cab 4×2 SWB
Titan SV Crew Cab 4×4 LWB
Titan Pro-4X Crew Cab 4×4 SWB
Titan SL Crew Cab 4×4 SWB
*NOTE: The 2013 Titan is not available James Ceranti Nissan quite yet, but we are expecting its arrival very soon! Visit us at www.jamescerantinissan.net to stay up to date on the arrival of the 2013 Titan.