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2016 Nissan Titan XD Cummins Light-Duty Truck Has Heavy-Duty Attitude at Detroit

Game changer. That’s what the 2016 Nissan Titan full-size pickup truck is. Though what you can see in our live photo gallery below looks like an entry-level model, this is actually the Titan XD model, a variant slotted in-between the light-duty (1500) and heavy-duty (2500) full-size truck segments.
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The 2016 Titan XD showcased at the Detroit Auto Show is the top-of-the-range model, the only that will be available with the 5.0-liter Cummins turbo diesel V8. Speaking of which, the sequential twin-turbo oil burner is rated 310 horsepower and 555 lb-ft (752 Nm) of torque, smashing the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel to smithereens in terms of pure grunt.

Expectedly, such oomph also comes with a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission. When you equip this bad boy properly, the 2016 Nissan Titan XD is built upon a frame and chassis unique to the XD and it’s able to tow 12,000 pounds (5,443 kg), but also boasts with a payload capacity of 2,000 lbs (907 kilograms).
What Nissan USA showed us with at NAIAS is the 6.5-foot bed Crew Cab variant of the truck, but we learned that the configurations list will also add Single Cab and King Cab variants.
In terms of exterior styling, there’s no competition between the current Titan and the 2016 model. Up front, those LED headlamps and LED DRLs make the Titan XD look far more upmarket than before. The same applies to the rear quarters of the full-size workhorse, where LEDs are also used by the taillamps.

Both the standard 2016 Titan and XD will be offered with a new, range-topping trim level dubbed Platinum Reserve, while the Pro-4X model is set to come exclusively with four-wheel drive. If the 5-liter Cummins turbo diesel isn’t to your liking, Nissan also offers a V6 and a V8. Still, if diesel fuel floats your boat more, Nissan’s Fred Diaz declared that “since the majority of full-size pickup owners drive more than 10,000 miles a year, fuel economy is also critical. Titan XD's Cummins diesel is expected to provide a projected 20 percent better fuel economy than a gasoline-powered V8 while towing full loads.” You know what else beggars belief regarding the new Titan?

Yup, its cabin. The steering column-mounted gear shifter is a little on the thick side, to be honest, but other than that, we really like what we’ve seen and felt live at Detroit. A ritzy yet simple, uncluttered center stack, two jumbo-sized cup holders, nice and soft seats wrapped in leather, as well as sleek and angular air vents. With pricing and full specs to be revealed later, we now invite you to enjoy the 2016 Nissan Titan XD live pics and release below.

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