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Nissan Titan
Manufacturer Nissan
ProductionSeptember 21, 2003 – present
Model years2004–present
Assembly Canton, Mississippi, U.S.
Body and chassis
Class Full-size pickup truck
Body style2-door truck
4-door truck

The Nissan Titan is a full-size pickup truck manufactured in the United States for the North American market by Nissan. It was named for the Titans of Greek mythology.

First generation (2003–2015)

Nissan Titan (A60)
2008 Nissan Titan.jpg
ProductionSeptember 21, 2003 – 2015
DesignerGiovanny Arroba (2000)
Diane Allen (2001) [1]
Body and chassis
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Platform Nissan F-Alpha
Related Infiniti QX
Nissan Frontier
Nissan Armada
Engine5.6 L VK56DE V8
Transmission5-speed automatic
WheelbaseSWB: 139.8 in (3,551 mm)
LWB: 159.4 in (4,049 mm)
Length2004-07: 224.2 in (5,695 mm)
2008-15 SWB: 224.6 in (5,705 mm)
LWB: 244.3 in (6,205 mm)
Width2004-07: 78.8 in (2,002 mm)
2008-15: 79.5 in (2,019 mm)
Height2004-07 King Cab 4WD: 76.6 in (1,946 mm)
2004-07 Crew Cab 4WD: 76.7 in (1,948 mm)
2004-07 King Cab 2WD: 75.0 in (1,905 mm)
2004-07 Crew Cab 2WD: 75.1 in (1,908 mm)
2008-15 King Cab 4WD SWB: 76.1 in (1,933 mm)
King Cab 4WD LWB: 76.0 in (1,930 mm)
2008-15 Crew Cab SWB: 74.7 in (1,897 mm)
Pro-4X King Cab 4x4 SWB: 76.6 in (1,946 mm)
2008-15 LE King Cab 4x4 SWB: 76.4 in (1,941 mm)
2008-15 King Cab 2WD SWB: 74.6 in (1,895 mm)
LE King Cab 2WD SWB: 74.8 in (1,900 mm)
Curb weight5,038 lb (2,285 kg) [2]

Development of the Titan began in September 1999, with design work under Diane Allen. Giovanny Arroba's TA60 exterior was chosen in late 2000, with a final production freeze in July 2001. The design language of the future truck was previewed by the 2001 Alpha T concept shown at the 2001 Detroit Auto Show, which had previously developed through November 2000.

Production began on September 21, 2003 and sales on December 1, 2003. [3] [4] The Titan used Nissan's new full-size F-Alpha platform. This new platform was shared with the Nissan Armada and Infiniti QX56 SUVs, with all three manufactured in Canton, Mississippi, United States. The first generation Titan continued without a major redesign through 2015.


Models and equipment

All models came standard with a 32-valve, 5.6-liter engine, VK56DE, which generates 317 hp (236 kW) (305 hp or 227 kW on 2004–2006 models) and 385 lb⋅ft (522 N⋅m) of torque. The first generation Titan came equipped with a fully boxed ladder frame and was available in either rear-wheel drive or a shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system coupled with a five-speed RE505A automatic transmission. An automatic brake-limited slip (ABLS) system was available on all Titans. The first generation was available as a King Cab (extended cab) or a crew cab with a full-sized back seat, with no regular cab being offered. The King Cab featured a 6-foot-7-inch (2.01 m) bed, while the crew cab had a 5-foot-7-inch (1.70 m) bed. In 2008, a longer wheelbase model was offered with either an 8-foot-3-inch (2.51 m) bed on the King Cab or a 7-foot-3-inch (2.21 m) bed on the crew cab. There were originally four trim levels available: the S, SV, Pro-4x, SE, and LE. The SE and LE trim was eventually replaced by the luxury SL trim. The S was the base model, the SV a mid-level model with more features, the PRO-4X was the off-road-oriented version, and the top level SL was offered with features like 20-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment.


2004 Nissan Titan King Cab
2008 Nissan Titan crew cab long bed

Features available on the first generation included:

  • Bluetooth hands-free
  • Navigation system
  • DVD player with screen
  • Side airbags
  • Pro-4X off-road package
  • Traction control
  • Sunroof
  • Big tow package with transmission temperature gauge and telescoping mirrors
  • XM Satellite Radio
  • Leather split power bench seat
  • Utili-Track bed rail system
  • Lockable bedside storage box
  • Leather-appointed heated captains chairs with console automatic shifter
  • Rear sonar warning system
  • Automatic windows down with key fob
  • Power adjustable pedals
  • Flexible fuel vehicle
  • 168-degree king cab rear door openings


The first generation Titan carried a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for driver frontal crash, and a four-star rating for passenger frontal crash.

  • Vehicle dynamic control standard on 2010 models and up
  • Side and front airbags standard on 2010 models and up
  • Antilock brakes standard on all

Second generation (2016–present)

Nissan Titan (H61)
Nissan Titan V8 P4220668.jpg
ProductionNovember 20, 2015 – present (Titan XD)
Model years2016–present
AssemblyCanton, Mississippi, U.S.
DesignerRandy Rodriguez [5] (exterior: 2012)
Diane Allen (2012, 2013) [6]
Fred Diaz (executive consultant: 2013) [7]
Body and chassis
Class Full-size pickup truck
Body style2-door regular cab, 4-door crew cab
PlatformY62/ Nissan F-Alpha platform
Related Nissan NV
Nissan Armada
Nissan Patrol Y62
Infiniti QX56/QX80
Engine5.6 L VK56VD V8
5.0-liter turbo diesel V8 (Cummins)
Transmission7-speed automatic (gasoline)
6-speed automatic (diesel)

The second-generation Titan was to be a lightly reskinned, rebadged version of the Dodge Ram, but those plans fell through with the 2008 worldwide financial crisis. [8] [9] [10]

Nissan unveiled the second generation Titan at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. [11] The second generation Titan was designed in California, engineered in Michigan, tested in Arizona, and is assembled in Mississippi. The V8 Cummins is built in Indiana and Tennessee.

Cummins has partnered with Nissan and has announced that the next generation Titan will offer a 310-horsepower (230 kW) Cummins 5.0-liter turbo diesel V8 (after plans with Dodge fell through) that produces almost 555 pound-feet (752 N⋅m) of torque. The engine is referred to as the ISV. The engine will be built in Columbus, Indiana, and have a different version of the engine for commercial trucks. [12] The 5.6-liter gasoline engine will remain standard. [13] Additionally, the gasoline engine has increased in power compared to the previous model, producing 390 hp (291 kW) and 394 pound-feet (534 N⋅m) of torque mated to a 7-speed automatic.

The 2nd-generation Titan is available in two forms, regular and XD, with the XD having been released for sale first. The XD version is built on a heavy-duty frame based on Nissan's commercial vehicle line and includes the Cummins diesel engine as an option. The platform is shared with the Nissan NV.



Calendar year United States
2010 23,416 [14]
2011 21,994 [14]
2012 21,576 [15]
2013 15,691 [15]
2014 12,527 [16]
2015 12,140 [16]
2016 21,880 [17]
2017 52,924 [17]


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