- Nissan takes 5 tip honors during Texas Auto Writers Association annual 2015 Texas Truck
- Rodeo, including “2015 Truck of Texas”
- Top-of-the-line TITAN XD Platinum Reserve named Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas
- TITAN XD PRO-4X respected as Off-Road Pickup Truck of Texas
- Best Powertrain endowment given to TITAN XD’s Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel
- All-new Nissan Murano named Mid-Size CUV of Texas
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The all-new 2016 Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup has been named “Truck of Texas” by a Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in a annual 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo, that puts a industry’s best truck, SUVs and CUVs by a exhausting two-day analysis during a ancestral Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, Texas.
In further to a competition’s tip award, Truck of Texas, a new TITAN XD won 3 other honors: Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas, Off-Road Pickup Truck of Texas and Best Powertrain for a customary Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine. The new 2016 TITAN XD is scheduled to go on sale during Nissan dealers national in December. Nissan also took home a Mid-Size CUV of Texas prize for a totally redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano.
“Of a hundreds of thousands of miles driven during a growth of a all-new 2016 TITAN XD, a miles driven by a lorry experts of a Texas Auto Writers Association were a many vicious miles driven to date as we ready to launch a new truck,” pronounced Fred Diaz, comparison clamp president, Sales Marketing and Operations, U.S.A., Nissan North America, Inc. “This prestigious Truck of Texas endowment gives us extensive validation streamer into a TITAN XD launch in December. We are humbly respected to accept this award.”
In announcing a Truck of Texas award, a TITAN XD was cited for a clever opening and also perceived high outlines for a interior and exterior.
“This was a largest Truck Rodeo in a story of TAWA,” pronounced Mike Marrs, president, TAWA. “We had 69 reporters evaluating 80 vehicles. To win on this stage, with this spin of foe is an fulfilment Nissan should be really unapproachable of.”
More than usually a new model, a 2016 Nissan TITAN XD stakes out a singular position in a shred between normal heavy-duty and light-duty entries. The confidant new pattern combines a capability of a heavy-duty hauler with a drivability and affordability of a light-duty pickup and is anchored by a absolute 310-horsepower Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel and corresponding to a heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin involuntary delivery – a multiple estimable of Best Powertrain.
“There’s an aged observant that when it comes to industrious trucks: You need 3 things – torque, torque and some-more torque,” pronounced Diaz. “The all-new 2016 TITAN XD’s Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel is a lorry engine of a destiny today. This engine combines a ‘triple nickel’ 555 lb-ft of torque with quiet, manageable operation for bland pushing and a fuel potency underneath bucket that has been blank in a full-size lorry category. Our interjection to a partner Cummins® for creation this possible.”
While a new TITAN XD offers a absolute towing and hauling of a larger, some-more costly heavy-duty trucks – including a limit towing ability of some-more than 12,000 pounds* when scrupulously versed – it offers a fuel-efficiency* and affordability of a half-ton pickup.
“Nissan has taken a singular proceed with a new Cummins powertrain,” Marrs added. “The power, torque and potency of a Cummins 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel resonated really good with TAWA.”
The new TITAN’s creation care also includes cutting-edge permitted towing, application facilities and pushing aids, including an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer Light Check complement that allows one-person hook-up operation – including checking spin signals, stop lights and running/clearance lights.
Also aiding trailer hook-ups is a TITAN’s RearView Monitor with Trailer Guides, while a permitted Around View® Monitor (AVM) provides a singular “bird’s eye” perspective of a surrounding area to assistance with parking and pulling in and out of parsimonious spaces. The complement also includes Moving Object Detection (MOD). Helping TITAN XD owners take advantage of a plenty towing energy are dual permitted hitches – including an integrated gooseneck join engineered into a support and simply permitted in a bed.
The 2016 TITAN XD is offering in 5 class levels: S, SV, SL, Platinum Reserve and a sporty PRO-4X class with customary off-road facilities such as 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with all-terrain off-road tires, Bilstein off-road startle absorbers, electronic locking back differential and movement plates.
“The all-new TITAN XD PRO-4X is a many able all-around off-road lorry with superb opening for not usually route using and removing we to unusual places, though for removing we in and out of parsimonious spaces with innovative facilities such as a Around View® Monitor. It’s a finish package for hardcore 4×4 lorry enthusiasts. We are respected to accept this award,” combined Diaz.
The TITAN XD Platinum Reserve grade, tip leader in a Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas category, facilities reward leather-appointed exhilarated seating, dim chrome extraneous trim, two-tone paint treatment, leather-wrapped steering circle with timber insert, 20-inch dim chrome aluminum amalgamate wheels and most more.
Following a launch of a 2016 TITAN XD Crew Cab in December, a new TITAN will be offering in 3 cab configurations, dual support sizes, 3 powertrain offerings and 5 class levels. More information on a full lineup will be permitted during a after date.
In further to a clever display of a TITAN XD in a several Texas Truck Rodeo categories, a all-new 2015 Nissan Murano bested a rarely rival margin of entries for a Mid-Size CUV of Texas honor. Murano was remarkable by a members of TAWA for a extraneous styling, interior and performance.
“When we launched a all-new Nissan Murano, we knew that it was something really special in a difficulty with a breakthrough design, lush interior and modernized IT and reserve features,” pronounced Diaz. “Consumers have responded, with Murano sales adult scarcely 30 percent this year. This prestigious endowment from a Texas Auto Writers Association is some-more than an honor, it’s topping on a cake.”
The all-new Murano carries brazen new Nissan pattern instruction with V-Motion front end, rebound lights, floating roof diagnosis and fit aerodynamics. Inside, a new Murano offers an enchanting amicable loll feel by facilities such as a polished lower-height instrument panel, far-reaching core console, modernized Zero Gravity seating, and a ethereal atmosphere combined by a vast windows and oversized Power Panoramic Moonroof. Murano is offering in 4 well-equipped models, permitted in both FWD and AWD.
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