The all-new Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel[*] is the heart of the next-gen TITAN XD. This beast of an engine brings heavy-duty attitude and torque to half-ton pickup territory, and does it with better fuel economy than its gasoline counterparts.
WITH ALL THAT POWER COMES GREAT TOWING
Dropping a Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine in a half-ton creates enormous towing power[*]. If you’re going to use all that power, you’re going to need the stability provided by a gooseneck hitch, so we engineered one right into the frame. In early trials held in sweltering Arizona (testing ground for the new SAE J2807 towing standard), we pulled more than 5 tons, and the TITAN XD performed with total confidence.
GO BIG OR GO HOME
We needed a bigger, burlier chassis to handle TITAN XD’s expanded towing and payload potential, so we looked at the battle-tested chassis of the Nissan Commercial Vehicle as a jumping off point. From there we engineered a new frame and chassis and reinforced them with some seriously substantial components. [*]
To improve handling and ride comfort, we designed a new heavy-duty suspension for the 2016 TITAN XD. The double wishbone front suspension was reinforced and tuned, and the back end got a lot more rigid thanks to bigger leaf springs and overhauled leaf bushings.
AISIN 6-SPEED TRANSMISSION
To handle the raw power pounding out of the Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine, we backed it with a heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission[*]. Sure, it might seem like overkill for a light-duty pick up, but the TITAN XD isn’t exactly “light-duty”.
We bolted 14 inches of ventilated, hydraulically boosted stopping power onto all four of the TITAN XD’s big wheels. They’ll stop your truck, but they’ll never slow down the job. With brakes like these, you’ll always want to be buckled up.
TOUGH NEW TRANSFER CASE
We strapped a rugged new transfer case on to ensure maximum power distribution in every gear. It pushes torque to both axles, and gives you four-wheel drive whenever you need added traction on snow, ice, sand, mud, muck, dirt, water, gravel… whatever the job site can throw at you.
HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FRAME
With TITAN XD’s imposing towing and payload stats, this is a truck that needs one hell of a backbone, so we gave it a larger high strength steel, fully boxed, full-length ladder frame. Every component has been bolstered and strengthened for added stiffness, vertical and lateral bending, as well as torsional rigidity.
NEW AXLE AND DIFFERENTIAL
testWe’ve swapped out the rear end for a bigger, tougher purpose-built axle from the folks over at American Axle Manufacturing (AAM). This vital component has been proving itself for years in the workhorse lineup of Nissan Commercial vehicles, and it’ll have you towing[*], tugging, winching, and pulling pretty much anything you need to tow, tug, winch, or pull.
INTEGRATED GOOSENECK HITCH
There is no better way to say “this thing means business” than putting a gooseneck hitch in the bed of a truck. Even more so when that gooseneck hitch is built into the frame. This gooseneck can handle serious business, and the hitch ball is removable so you can just pull it out when you need a flat bed.
THE EXECUTIVE SUITE
THE RIGHT TOOL FOR EVERY JOB
A TRUCK BED UNLIKE ANY OTHER
The all-new 2016 TITAN XD lineup boasts a cargo box loaded with available features. The innovative Utili-track® cargo system features four heavy-duty aluminum alloy cleats that move and lock anywhere along the walls, bed floor and header tracks to give you endless tie-down possibilities. Lockable in-bed storage sits sight-unseen at street level, and flush-mounted LED lighting helps you find that rogue socket wrench in the dark. This is a truck bed that not only lets you work harder, it helps you work smarter. [*]
The all-new Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab is the first in a lineup of Titan trucks that will be offered in multiple cab configurations, powered by Cummins Diesel and Nissan gasoline engines.