Nissan unveils all-new Titan pickup truck

Nissan unveils all-new Titan pickup truck

One of the notable unveilings at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday was the introduction of a much-anticipated, all-new Titan pickup truck from Japanese automaker Nissan.

The newly-unveiled 2017 Nissan Titan marks the first update of the pickup truck in the last 12 years. It is an indication of Nissan’s apparent intentions of offering more substantial competition to its rivals in the pickup truck segment.

Specifically, the all-new 2017 Nissan Titan pickup truck has been designed to compete with top-selling pickups, including the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford F-150, GMC Sierra and Ram 1500.

Introducing the new 2017 Titan at the auto show, Nissan said that the assembling of the pickup will be done in Canton, Miss., and its engine will be manufactured in Decherd, Tenn. The new pickup is scheduled to hit the markets in summer 2016; and will be available in three configurations -- single cab, crew cab, and king cab -- and five different trim levels.

The 2017 Nissan Titan will be equipped with the automaker’s 5.6-liter Endurance V-8 gasoline engine -- which has the capability to produces 390 horsepower -- paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Nissan said that, eventually, it will also offer a V-6 gasoline engine for the new pickup truck.