Announcer: And taking the field in the number "2020" jersey for the home team is the new Nissan TITAN XD pickup truck!
The crowd goes wild!
On October 20th in Nissan Stadium, a stone's throw from Nissan's North American Headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, and just before the Los Angeles Chargers were set to kick off against the Tennessee Titans, Nissan unveiled the 2020 TITAN XD to much fanfare. Check out the pics above and below. Doesn't it look great in blue?!
Coming quickly on the heels of the updated standard TITAN full-size truck, the XD ups the ante with a slate of upgrades and enhancements for the new model. Starting with the chassis, every XD has a fully-boxed ladder-frame to provide added stiffness and torsional rigidity. Offering a 151.6 inch wheelbase - about 15 inches longer than the base TITAN - the crew-cab XD allows for a full-size 6.5 ft. bed.
Under the hood, the 5.6 liter Endurance V-8 engine produces 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. That's up 10 hp and 19 lb-ft of torque compared to the previous model. An all-new 9-speed automatic transmission replaces the old 7-speed unit with a larger final drive ratio and optimized gearing to stay in the meat of the powerband. An available 4x4 system contains an upgraded transfer case to handle all that torque ensuring traction in snow, ice, sand, mud, dirt, water, or gravel. Off-road features include Hill Start Assist and Brake Limited-Slip Differential (BLSD) while the PRO-4X model benefits from standard Hill Descent Control and an electronic locking differential.
If towing is what you have in mind, the TITAN XD has you covered with a range of standard features and options. Ball mounts are available in every size imaginable along with an integrated gooseneck hitch engineered into the frame for reliable, heavy-duty towing. Additional towing aids round out the package with an Integrated Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Control, and a Trailer Light Check system. A Rear-View Monitor with Trailer Guides and Nissan's Intelligent Around-View Monitor (i-AVM) is available as an option.
The exterior is a welcome change from the outgoing model and looks great. Very clean and purposeful fusing the lines and demeanor of both the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado. That's certainly good company to be included in and I'm sure that's who Nissan is gunning for. The Nissan Design Studio follows the "Powerful Warrior" and "Modern Armor" in-house design themes. Whatever they call it, it works. A unique grille, tasteful incorporation of chrome highlights, new LED lights, restyled bumper, and a generous color palette give the consumer plenty of choices.
On the inside, a host of new technology and creature comforts greet the driver. An Integrated Command Center with 9-inch screen, Apple Air Play and Android Auto, WiFi, Nissan Concierge, NissanConnect Services, and a kicking Fender Premium Audio System with 12 speakers round out the interior. And lastly are a pair of Zero-Gravity seats and a leather wrapped steering wheel. All in all, this looks like a great truck. Buckle up.