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