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Titan XD Review Part 1

2016 TITAN XD PLATINUM RESERVE - Part One

Well, we had our first 'live and in person' look at the new Titan XD on Tuesday (November 10) and I must say it was some fun. What a fantastic truck.

Our Nissan expert, Chris, went over the newly re-designed Titan in detail. Some of the features blew me away. But, what really amazed me, is the fact that the Titan XD is now in a category all by itself. With other manufacturers you have a choice of 1/2 Ton or 3/4 ton - that is it. The all new 2016 TITAN XD fills the gap between the two.

The way things stand now - as they have for fifty years - if you want serious towing power you need to get into a 3/4 ton truck. That proposition is both expensive and uncomfortable. Let's face it, a 3/4 ton truck is just not that easy to live with - they can be tough to handle and rough to ride in.

Here at Belleville Nissan - 28 Millennium Parkway, just North of the 401 - we will soon be able to offer our customers a truck that is 'just right'. Like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the 2016 Nissan Titan XD is not too hot, not too cold.

You don't have to take my word for this either (but you should). In Texas (where more trucks are sold every year than in the entire country of Canada) the 2016 TITAN XD has been named "Truck of Texas" and best Off-Road Truck. It was also named most luxurious truck as well as having the BEST POWERTRAIN!!

Which brings me to (how convenient) the all new power-train that Nissan has to offer you on the Titan XD.

CUMMINS (yes, you've heard of them) has developed a special diesel engine for exclusive use by Nissan on the new TITAN XD. This new engine is a V8 with a HOLSET M2 Two Stage Turbo. It produces 310 horsepower and - wait for it - 555 foot pounds of torque. This torque is available at only 1,600 RPM - that's right, all that power at a mere 1,600 RPM.

This is truly special. That is low end grunt. That is about 45% more torque than a similar sized gasoline V8 and allow you to tow up hills and to accelerate on ramps with a heavy load and no worries.

Added to the CUMMINS DIESEL is an AISIN 6-Speed Auto Transmission and an extra-large, high-capacity rear axle manufactured by world famous AMERICAN AXLE.

The 2016 NISSAN TITAN XD will also be equipped with Hill Start Assist and will sport an enhanced transfer case.

This engine and drive-train combination is smooth and quiet and powerful.

We'll get in to more detail on the engine later on. We'll also address the luxury, the brakes, the suspension and some other goodies. For now just remember - if you are thinking of upgrading to a better truck keep the new 2016 NISSAN TITAN XD in mind. You'll love it and it will be available here at Belleville Nissan very soon.