Following up on its introduction of the 2016 Nissan Titan XD, which straddles the gap between standard and heavy-duty pickups, Nissan will launch the 2017 Titan half-ton version this summer and revealed pictures of this newest truck model during the Chicago Auto Show. Rich Miller, Director of Product Planning for Trucks, SUVs and Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. and Chief Product Specialist for Titan said that between both the regular Titan  and the Titan XD, the company will cover nearly 85 percent of the total full-size pickup arena.

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While the Titan and Titan XD share a good number of styling cues, there are serious differences between the two. For openers, the XD is 14.7 inches longer. And although both are 79.5 inches wide and have a common cab, the half-ton Titan is built on its own chassis that has virtually no common components with the XD. “Even the lug nuts are different,” notes Miller. Scale-wise, the Titan XD Crew Cab also rides on a 151.6-inch wheelbase compared to 139.8 inches for the Titan. This new addition to the family will be fitted with a 390-horsepower/5.6-liter Endurance V8 that makes 401 lb-ft of torque backed by a 7-speed automatic transmission as well as a gasoline-fired V6.

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At launch, new Nissan Titan will be available in 4x2 or 4x4 configurations and offer buyers Crew Cab, King Cab or Single cab choices as well 5.5-foot, 6-5-foot and 8-foot bed lengths. Like the Titan XD, five trim levels – S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum will be on offer. Pricing will be announced closer to its on-sale date.

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