Making its first in-the-metal appearance, the 2017 Nissan Titan pickup hit the stand in New York along with the release of pricing on the Crew Cab versions of this new half-ton truck. Nissan also announced prices for its brawnier 2016 Titan XD mate fitted with a 5.6-liter gasoline V8. Nissan presented photos and fairly complete tech details about the Titan during the recent Chicago Auto Show, and for those of you who might have missed it, the key takeaway is that while the two trucks share a fair bit of styling and cab structure, the frame, suspension and market position are different.

The standard Titan is 13.7 inches shorter and has a 139.8-inch wheelbase compared to the 151.6 inches for the Titan XD. At launch, the half-ton Titan will be fitted a 5.6-liter Endurance V8 that makes 390 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. It will be backed by a 7-speed automatic transmission with a choice of rear- or 4-wheel drive. Nissan said a gasoline V6 also will be on offer, with specs and pricing announced later.

Multiple cabs, beds and trims

The Titan will be available in a Single Cab, King Cab and Crew Cab body styles with 5.5-, 6.5- and 8.0-foot bed lengths. Like the Titan XD, it will offer S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve trim grades. In rear-drive form, the Titan S V8 Crew Cab will start at $36,485 including destination with the SV opening at $40,255, the SL commencing at $48,255 and the Platinum Reserve at $53,665. Opting for 4WD adds $2,950-$3,050 depending on trim grade.  The 4WD-only PRO-4X kicking off at $47,165 when it goes on sale this summer

Titan XD with 5.6-liter V8 to start at $36,485

Nissan also released pricing on the Crew Cab only 2016 Titan XD fitted with the Endurance 5.6-liter gas V8. Set to launch this spring as a companion to the Titan XD with a 5.0-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel already on sale. The rear-drive Titan XD S with the new engine starts at $36,486, with the SC opening at $40,255. The SL begins at $48,255 and the Platinum Reserve starting at $53,665. Stepping up to 4WD involves about a $3,000 price bump. The Titan XD PRO-4X commences at $47,165.

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