NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The all-new 2016 Nissan Titan full-size pickup is put through its cold-weather paces in the latest "Truckumentary" video, a test that should appeal to buyers who want a truck with four-season capability.
Chapter 5 in the Truckumentary series, entitled Heart of Cold, shows Nissan engineers performing cold-weather testing on the next-generation Titan in the frigid winter climates of Colorado, Alaska and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
To drive home the point that it's cold, the video starts off with shots of the snowy landscape near Fairbanks, Alaska, complete with a dog sled. It then jumps to the white-capped mountains around Durango, Colorado, and the icy roads of Houghton, Michigan.
Throughout the film, viewers see engineers testing everything from the Titan's handling to its cold-start capability to various comfort features. At one point the crew even uses the Titan to tow out a car that was stuck in the snow on the side of the road.
As Carl Phillips, senior product planning manager for Nissan explains: "There is a lot that our engineers can do behind the computer screen and in the laboratory or in the proving grounds. But you can never replicate what goes on in the real world."
This is the fifth Truckumentary video showing off the 2016 Titan. As previously reported by Edmunds, Chapter 1, released in December 2014, starts with farm scenes and then segues into the long history of Nissan trucks.
Chapter 2 touts the Titan's utility, engineering and features, while continuing the journey through the development of Nissan trucks. Chapter 3 concentrates on design and the process that led to the all-new 2016 Titan. And Chapter 4 is devoted to durability testing in Arizona, a marked contrast to the latest video.
The 2016 Nissan Titan will arrive at dealerships this fall. Pricing has not yet been announced.
Edmunds says: Most consumers won't torture-test the 2016 Nissan Titan in these kinds of climates — but some will.