We’re just about a month away from the first shipments of the all-new 2016 Nissan Titan XD hitting dealer lots in the U.S. There’s quite a bit of buzz around this truck thanks to the much-needed styling refresh Nissan gave the Titan (the first in 10 years), but also because of the power this thing packs.
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Unveiled in January, the main draw to the Titan XD is the Cummins ISV5.0 under the hood. This 5-liter diesel V8 pushes 310 horsepower at 3,200 rpm and 555 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm. Nissan puts the maximum towing capacity at more than 12,000 pounds with a max payload capacity of 2,000 pounds. It’s a light-duty pickup you can attach a gooseneck to, which is pretty cool.
In the gallery above, we get a pretty good look in and around the Platinum Reserve model of the Titan XD. It’s very nice. In fact, I’d say of all the trucks I was around on the SEMA show floor, this is the one that got the most audible reaction out of people as they got a look inside. Lots of “Wow…” and “Man this thing is nice.”
Another note: this Titan XD is towing the “Project Triple Nickel” Titan that Nissan unveiled during a SEMA press conference. Nissan and Cummins are going to begin entering that truck in land speed record attempts. You can read more about it here.