"Truckumentary" Tracks Evolution of 2016 Nissan Titan | Edmunds

"Truckumentary" Tracks Evolution of 2016 Nissan Titan


NASHVILLENissan North America has released the latest in a series of "truckumentary" videos documenting the 55-year evolution of the company's pickups and the development of the all-new 2016 Nissan Titan, which will be unveiled January 12 at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

The new five-and-a-half-minute video, hosted by Nissan product planner Brent Hagan, traces the automaker's truck heritage, beginning with the 1960 Datsun 1200. Equipped with a 37-horsepower 1.0-liter engine, the truck was one of the first vehicles sold by Nissan in the U.S.

The video also highlights the first vehicle to roll off Nissan's then-new U.S. assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee — a 1983 Datsun 720 pickup.

The 2016 Titan, which goes on sale later in 2015, will be an all-American effort: designed in California, engineered in Michigan, tested in Arizona, assembled in Mississippi and powered by engines from Indiana and Tennessee.

Additional truckumentary videos will be released on the Nissan Web site, as well as the company's Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Titan competes with the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra.

Edmunds says: Nissan touts its truck heritage in the run-up to the debut of the 2016 Titan pickup.

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