The new diesel 2016 Nissan Titan XD was named the 2015 Truck of Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association, which holds the Texas Truck Rodeo once a year to determine the best trucks of the year. The 2016 Titan XD hasn’t even been released yet, but Nissan chose to include it in the 2015 Rodeo, and it definitely paid off.
The Texas Truck Rodeo took place outside San Antonio this year in the state with the most truck drivers in the US, and the new diesel Titan XD outstripped every other truck in terms of efficiency, power, handling, and a variety of other criteria.
The winning Titan XD has a 5-liter V8 turbo-diesel engine, which won the best powertrain award in addition to helping the Titan win the Truck of Texas award. Two other Titans also won the award, including the Pro-4X, which took the best off-road category, and the Titan XD Platinum Reserve, which won best luxury pickup.
On June 10th Nissan started a new project that allows Facebook fans to help build the newest ultimate pickup truck. Project Titan from Nissan lets fans choose custom modifications and designs that will in turn build a full-size off-road machine.
In order to be a part of the action, simply visit Facebook.com/NissanTrucks to vote on what you would prefer to see on an extreme Nissan Titan. On that site you can decide what kind of performance and design the truck will be.
“Once complete, Nissan will take the truck to Alaska, where WWP Alumni David Guzman and Kevin McMahon will embark on a multi-day trek that will put the veterans and the vehicle to the test,” said a Nissan news release. “Nissan will document their adventure and produce a YouTube series launching in September. Project Titan is Nissan’s second crowdsourced vehicle project, following the automaker’s Project 370Z performance build in 2012.”
Get to Project Titan from Nissan and help build the ultimate off-road truck! If that doesn’t interest you then why not come get a Nissan Titan of your own from us here at Bates Nissan. We can help you get your own ultimate off-road truck for your own adventures!
The 2014 Nissan Titan was named one of Edmunds most fuel-efficient trucks of 2014.
It used to be if you owned a truck that could tow anywhere near 9,500 pounds or offered a versatile interior large enough to store all of your cargo, fuel efficiency was one of those factors you just didn’t discuss. That is now a thing of the past. According to Edmunds’ list of the Top 9 Most Fuel-Efficient Trucks for 2014, it’s possible to have it all: Nissan’s Frontier and Titan deliver the performance, the style, and the fuel economy necessary to get the job done.
Edmunds compiled the list of gas-only trucks using the official ratings as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Nissan Frontier took the second place ranking with a combined EPA rating of 23 miles per gallon. The 2014 Titan sealed the list at number nine with 15 mpg combined.
“People have associated pickup trucks with low gas mileage for many years, but we’re defeating that stereotype,” said Vice President Dan Mohnke, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “We’ve worked hard to produce pickups that not only provide excellent towing capability and ample cargo space, but also impressive fuel efficiency. This recognition by Edmunds validates our efforts to make fuel efficiency a priority across all platforms, from sedans to pickups.”
You can find both of these capable trucks in stock here at Bates Nissan.