Nissan has released a new concept for a possible future model of the TITAN series. This concept is built for offroad traveling and takes many of its design features from offroad racing vehicles. The truck also has a brand new look, which the Nissan designers have called “modern armor”.
The TITAN Warrior Concept’s interior features luxurious seats made with carbon-colored, high-strength fabric and trimmed with bold Magma Orange accents. Interior surface materials include carbon fiber, polished chrome, and leather with contrasting stitching, and the custom steering wheel is constructed out of a single block of aluminum.
The new TITAN Warrior Concept is being called the “extreme adventure” version of the TITAN XD. It comes with a fully-boxed ladder frame, Cummins® Turbo Diesel V8, and heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin transmission. It also has a full custom off-road suspension, racing-style shocks with custom reservoir mounts.
The development of the original TITAN series 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. Production began on September 21, 2003 and sales on December 1, 2003. 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.
For 2020, Nissan will unveil a refreshed Titan and Titan XD. Nissan first released a “teaser” image on its North American website, saying that the 2020 Titan will be “coming soon”. For 2020, the regular cab model is dropped from both the standard and XD lines, and King Cab models of the Titan XD will no longer be available. The 5.0 L Cummins turbodiesel V8 engine that is currently available on the heavier-duty Titan XD will also be discontinued, leaving only the 5.6 L “Endurance” gasoline V8. A new nine-speed automatic transmission replaces the previous seven-speed automatic transmission.