For over a decade now, the Titan has served as the largest, most powerful pickup you can get from Nissan. Now, the full-size truck has not only been given a refreshed look, Nissan gave it a host of safety features and new hardware as well.
While the Titan is a workhorse at heart, it now come with Nissan's Intelligent Mobility safety suite, adding heaps of technology in the pickup. This six-meter long hauler comes with niceties such as a 360-degree camera, blind spot monitoring, high beam assist, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking with rear emergency braking (for going in reverse), and rear cross traffic alert.
But that's not all. The 2020 Titan is also available with a built-in Wi-Fi router, allowing all occupants to stay connected even when out on the road. The digital revolution of the pickup doesn't stop there. It also comes with a fully digital instrument cluster display that can be reconfigured in a variety of ways, much like Audi's Virtual Cockpit. Another neat convenience feature the Titan has is its illuminated bed, which should make loading up things at night a lot easier. Last but not least is a first ever option for a pickup truck: a full panoramic sunroof.
On to exterior changes, there's a new, bolder grill to make the Titan look even more imposing than before. Headlights also get a makeover with more defined LED daytime running lights which they call the 'Double Boomerang'. All in all, the new look is inspired by the Warrior concept designed by Filipino car designer, Randy Rodriguez. Even the rear gets a bit of a tweak, with LED taillights, redesigned tailgate, and the aforementioned bed lighting.
Powering the Titan is the same engine you'll find in the Patrol. That's the 5.6-liter, naturally aspirated V8 that's good for 400 PS and 560 Nm of torque. But while that's a carryover, it does get a huge hardware change in the form of its transmission. Gone is the old seven-speed automatic transmission and in its place is a new 9-speed unit to further maximize performance and economy.
Unfortunately, the turbo-diesel XD option has been dropped for 2020. That's mainly due to slow sales of the Cummins V8 oil-burner, which is a bit of a shame since it made 314 PS and a staggering 752 Nm of torque. May we suggest putting that in the Patrol then?