The new Nissan Titan was introduced today at the State Fair of Texas
The 2020 Nissan Titan isn’t a new generation of Nissan’s full-size truck, rather a refresh. That said, the changes are noteworthy.
For starters, the 5.6-litre Endurance V8 has been retuned with 400 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque which makes it the most powerful standard V8 in the class. The engine is the only option with the removal of the Cummins diesel and is paired with a 9-speed automatic featuring a larger final gear ratio.
Nissan says the new 2020 Titan is faster from 60 km/h to 100 km/h by almost a full second thanks to the tweaks made the the gearbox.
The Nissan Titan PRO-4X is back with Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist, Brake Limited-Slip Differential and a locking rear differential. A new Off Road Gauge displaying tire angle, relative pitch and roll angles is also featured.
Visually, the 2020 Nissan Titan looks a lot like the previous model, but you do see a few changes mainly up front with the new LED headlights that are said to offer 120 percent more light output than the current model’s headlights. Nissan also worked to better differentiate the various trims, offering for example a Satin Chrome tailgate finisher while the Platinum Reserve model while the PRO-4X gets a black finisher.
Three new colours (Red Alert, Baja Storm (PRO-4X only), and Cardinal Red Metallic (premium colour)) are added to the Titan’s catalogue.
All 2020 Nissan Titan models will get an 8.0-inch centre display, the largest standard screen in the segment. A 9.0-inch touchscreen is also available. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an internal Wi-Fi router that can connect up to six devices and next-generation NissanConnect with OTA software updates and HD Traffic capability make up the Titan’s infotainment improvements.
In terms of safety, all Nissan Titan models get Nissan Safety Shield 360 features with rear intelligent emergency braking as well.
Pricing for the 2020 Nissan Titan hasn’t been announced, but we know it will come in a Crew Cab configuration and offer four versions: S, SV, PRO-4X, and Platinum Reserve.