After the launch of the 2020 Nissan Titan, the carmaker unveils its more rugged XD version, which it upgraded and enhanced for the new iteration.
It goes on sale early next year. The 2020 Titan XD will be available in a Crew Cab body, four-wheel drive and five trim levels – S, SV, PRO-4X, SL, Platinum Reserve.
The new model inherits many features and technologies from the half-ton Titan.
The Nissan Titan XD rides on a unique frame and chassis. The fully boxed, full-length ladder frame is reinforced for better torsional rigidity, stiffness and more rigid braking.
Compared with the Titan models, it has a 15-inch longer wheelbase, that allows a full-size, 6.5-foot bed.
The Nissan Titan XD’s towing and hauling capabilities are like those of heavy-duty trucks, while it still provides the comfort of a light-duty pickup. Naturally, the XD’s payload and towing capacity are higher than the conventional Titan’s.
Key improvements for the 2020 Nissan TitanXD include:
- unique exterior design with a new grille, aggressive front end, a dual panel moon roof available;
- advanced connectivity technologies;
- Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite of six driver-assist systems coming standard for all trim levels;
- standard now class-exclusive Rear Automatic Braking;
- increased standard horsepower and torque;
- refined interior with a 9-inch high-resolution touchscreen of the new Integrated Command Center;
- standard front and rear Zero Gravity seats.
A base 5.6-liter Endurance V8 gasoline engine makes 400 hp (294 kW) and 413 lb-ft (560 Nm) of torque (vs previous 390 hp and 394 lb-ft). The unit again uses Nissan’s Variable Valve Event & Lift and Direct Injection Gas technologies.
A new 9-speed automatic transmission with a larger final gear ratio replaces the previous 7-speed one.
The larger range means better coverage for optimal power and more torque delivered to wheels. The powertrain feel is more linear through the gears.
Source: Nissan USA