Nissan: Nissan TITAN XD named North American Truck/Utility of a Year finalist

Posted on 09. Dec, 2015 by in Nissan Canada

2016 Nissan TITAN XD Press Kit


  • Nissan TITAN XD announced as one of 3 finalists for prestigious endowment
  • The winning car will be named during a special rite hold during a 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in Jan
  • All-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD adds respect to new Truck of Texas award
  • 2016 Nissan TITAN XD Crew Cab goes on sale in late December

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup has been named one of 3 finalists for a 2016 North AmericanTruck/Utility of a Year (NATOY), an annual endowment comparison by an independent, self-funded jury done adult of a organisation of automotive reporters from opposite a United States and Canada. The proclamation of a finalists for both a North American Truck of a Year and a North American Car of a Year was done currently during a Automotive Press Association luncheon in Detroit.

Now in a 23rd year, a NATOY jury comparison a finalists from a list of trucks and competition application vehicles that set new benchmarks in a classes in that they compete. The jurors evaluated TITAN XD and 11 other semi-finalists on a list formed on factors including: value for a dollar, innovation, handling, performance, reserve and motorist satisfaction.

“To know a full stress of a North American Truck of a Year endowment we have to demeanour during a accumulative abyss of believe of a jurors, who paint vital magazines, radio stations, radio stations, newspapers and websites,” pronounced Fred Diaz, comparison clamp president, Sales Marketing and Operations, U.S.A., Nissan North America, Inc. “To be named one of 3 finalists is a reverence to a dedicated Nissan planning, design, engineering, growth and production teams opposite America that have worked so tough to move it to market.”

More than only a new model, a 2016 Nissan TITAN XD stakes out a singular position in a shred between normal heavy-duty and light-duty entries. The confidant new pattern combines a capability of a heavy-duty hauler with a drivability and affordability of a light-duty pickup. It is anchored by a absolute 310-horsepower Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel and corresponding to a heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin involuntary transmission, and has a limit towing ability rating of some-more than 12,000 pounds when scrupulously equipped.

“This new TITAN XD offers absolute towing and hauling capabilities closer to larger, some-more costly heavy-duty trucks, while during a same time providing a float comfort and affordability of a half-ton pickup,” combined Diaz. “It’s a multiple we won’t find in any other lorry on a marketplace today, something that is referred to as a ‘every duty’ pickup.”

The TITAN XD full-size pickup was also recently named “Truck of Texas” by a Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in their annual 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo, that puts a industry’s best trucks, SUVs and CUVs by a exhausting two-day analysis during a ancestral Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, Texas. In further to a competition’s tip award, Truck of Texas, a new TITAN XD won 3 other honors – Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas, Off-Road Pickup Truck of Texas and Best Powertrain for a customary Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine.

The TITAN XD’s prolonged list of innovative technologies includes an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer Light Check complement that allows one-person hook-up operation – including checking spin signals, stop lights and running/clearance lights. Assisting trailer hook-ups is a RearView Monitor with Trailer Guides. TITAN XD also offers an permitted Around View® Monitor (AVM), that provides a singular “bird’s eye” perspective of a surrounding area to assistance with parking and pulling in and out of parsimonious spaces. The complement includes Moving Object Detection (MOD). Two trailer hitches are available, including an integrated gooseneck join engineered into a support and simply permitted in a bed.

The 2016 TITAN XD is offering in 5 class levels: S, SV, SL, Platinum Reserve and a sporty PRO-4X class with customary off-road facilities such as 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with all-terrain off-road tires, Bilstein off-road startle absorbers, electronic locking back differential and movement plates. The TITAN XD Platinum Reserve class facilities reward leather-appointed exhilarated seating, dim chrome extraneous trim, two-tone paint treatment, leather-wrapped steering circle with timber insert, 20-inch dim chrome aluminum-alloy wheels and most more.

Following a launch of a 2016 TITAN XD Crew Cab in December, a new TITAN will be offering in 3 cab configurations, dual support sizes, 3 powertrain offerings and 5 class levels. More information on a full lineup will be permitted during a after date.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous annually by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year given 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online during and, or revisit a U.S. media sites and

About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is partial of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sole 5.32 million vehicles and generated income of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in mercantile year 2014. Nissan delivers a extensive operation of some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads a universe in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of a LEAF, a initial mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is a best-selling EV in story with roughly 50% share of a zero-emission car segment. For some-more information on the products, services and joining to tolerable mobility, revisit the website during


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Dan Passe
Product Communications, Nissan North America

Phil Lienert
Nissan Truck, SUV Crossover Communications

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