In the fifth of year production 2009, Nissan Titan comes with not much changes from its earlier version successfully marketed. The only change which is noticeable is the revising of the ordering of the equipments for easy maintenance and integration, without have any penalty in performance or mass budget. Loyal Nissan customer base and many open minded truck lovers invariably select this full size truck. The increase in customer base is not as thick as the market expects from such a genuine and high performing vehicle. It is expected that Nissan will stop the production of Titan by 2010 at the Mississippi plant. Nissan’s next version will mostly feature Dodge power train components and be based on the Dodge Ram.
Technical specifications include 5.6-liter V-8 with dual overhead camshafts, 317-horsepower, 385 pounds-feet of torque and four valves per cylinder. It has five speed automatic transmission and 37-gallon fuel tank on models with long-wheelbase. Maximum gross vehicle weight 7,200 pounds for King Cab LWB 4×4 and 7,200 for Crew Cab 4×4. Maximum payload capacity is 2,062 pounds for Crew Cab SWB 4×2 and Maximum towing capacity is 9,500 pounds for King Cab SWB 4×2. Axle ratio is 3.357:1 for PRO-4X and transfer case ratio is 2.596:1.
Transmission and Suspension
Nissan Titan has four trim levels in the market, namely XE, SE, LE and PRO-4X. PRO-4X features a 3.357:1 axle ratio, an electronic locking rear differential, Rancho shock absorbers, BFGoodrich Rugged Trail tires, 18-inch alloy wheels and skid plates. 2009 Nissan Titan comes out with Max Utility Package, integrating popular towing and impressive cargo-bed features. Important features of this new version Titan include trailer-brake pre-wiring, traction control, extendable tow mirrors, a tow hitch and harness, a spray-in bedliner and a Utili-track tie-down system. Nissan Titan versions have lockable bedside storage just behind the left rear wheel well. The versions with 20-inch alloy wheels, factory spray-on bedliner and Utili-track adjustable tie-down system are available.
Exterior and Interior
Nissan Titan exterior appearance can be categorized in to two King Cab and Crew Cab versions. These are long bed cargo boxes with long wheel base and short-bed cargo boxes with short wheelbase models. The Nissan exterior style and internal accessories are meant for safe travel. The front end looks like the styles of Armada and Frontier. Seating comfort is assured in all versions of Nissan Titan. XE and SE models have beach seat, while PRO-4X has buckets seats. Bucket seat models have a center console that can hold beverages. It has a cargo bin and a 12-volt power source. The PRO-4X comes with meters and gauges, unique seats and a red-stitched leather-trimmed shift knob. The luxurious LE model has 10-speaker, 350-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system.
Titan is equipped with roof-mounted side curtain airbags and front seat-mounted side airbags for the utmost safety of the passengers. Optional stability control is also available with Titan Models. Rear parking sensors and font-seat active head restraints make the travel safe and comfortable in Nissan Titan. Nissan Titan is a full truck with all necessary accessories and facilities for comfortable travel and cargo movements.