As the new 2016 Titan XD rolls up the steep concrete ramp, entering our showroom, I cringe as it nearly scrapes the top of the entry door.
A subdued grumble of the distinctive Cummins diesel engine greets a crowd of cell phone wielding sales persons. A collective observation ripples through the onlookers.
This thing is proper large. Properly substantial. A proper truck for Alberta.
A faint whine of the twin scroll turbo charger accompanies the rumbling diesel, but it’s not too loud. You could order a Tim’s double double without having to turn your truck off.
Adorning the entire vehicle are design interpretations of the mighty Titan’s helmets, used to fend off attacks from their enemies and conquer empires. From the LED daytime running lights, to the detailed fender flares highlighting Nissan’s foray in to two tone paint.
It’s the attention to little details in this truck. Beefy components, ultra strong brakes, and a tried and true engine equipped with the latest diesel technologies that improves the power output and also emissions of the new Titan XD.
True to Nissan’s premium trim level, the Platinum logo sits in reflective chrome on the tailgate. What does this mean for creature comforts inside the spacious cabin?
Heated and cooled front and rear seats, leather wrapped everything, heated steering wheel, quilted premium leather seats that are softer than a baby’s bottom. An impressive Rockford Fosgate sound system, and more storage than a fashion model’s closet.
Ok, so this all sounds nice and warm and confidence inspiring. But what does that mean to an owner? Well, it’s a reliable, luxurious, quality truck that can tow nearly as well as a three quarter ton and inspire real confidence in handling heavy loads compared to a half ton. It is an ever widening segment in the market that Nissan is aiming to fill.
This truck doesn’t aim to just offer the most payload, towing capability, ride quality, luxury, or versatility. It endeavors to accomplish ALL of these factors extremely well, offering the most exceptional level of quality and durability of any truck on the market.
The advances and nuances of the new Titan XD are almost too numerous to list. From the built in sway control, rapid heated BOSCH glow plugs, innovative emissions control, to the unmatched strength of the frame and chassis, Nissan took their sweet time developing this new Titan and will certainly reward their loyal customers for waiting.