NEW YORK — Last year, Nissan released the Titan XD. The massive pickup slotted somewhere between light-duty and heavy-duty competitors and packed a 5.0-liter diesel engine. Today at the 2016 New York Auto Show, Nissan announced its standard duty truck, the 2017 Titan Crew Cab.
Initially only available as a crew cab, the 2017 Nissan Titan will eventually expand to include extended and regular cab configurations. It will also offer three bed lengths (5.5, 6.5 and 8 feet) and five trim levels (S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve).
The only available engine is a 390-horsepower 5.6-liter gasoline V8. It comes standard with a seven-speed automatic. A V6 option will be available later.
Although the standard Titan will be similar in length and width to its XD counterparts, the XD is about an inch and a half taller.
While we don't have torque or fuel efficiency numbers yet, Nissan representatives told us that the new Titan is 20 percent more efficient than before thanks largely to less weight and direct injection.
The 2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab hits dealers in September.
Edmunds says: With two sizes, two competent powertrains and a bucket of trims and options, the Titan family could be poised to make a dent in the Big 3's pickup truck dominance.