Just in time for the eclipse, Nissan announces special editions of its pickups that load them with black trim.
Like its alliance-mate at Mitsubishi, Nissan will use the total solar eclipse in the United States to debut new vehicles. Rather than a completely new product, the company will unveil dark-trimmed Midnight Editions of the Titan, Titan XD, and Frontier.
The special edition trucks feature black trim that befits the Midnight Edition name. For the Titan models, the upgrades include dark parts for the front grille, headlight surrounds, foglight trim, and the fender louvers on the Titan XD. The mirror caps, door handles, badges, and step rails gain a similarly shadowy appearance. The exterior also receives a set of 20-inch black-painted wheels. Buyers don’t have to order the body in black because it’s available in Gun Metallic gray and Pearl White. Inside, there are Charcoal accents and Midnight Edition floor mats.
The package is available on the Crew Cab body of the mid-range SV and SL trims of the Titan, including the 4x4 and 4x2 powertrains. The Titan XD Midnight Edition is only available on the Crew Cab SV and SL grade 4x4 models with a Cummins 5.0-liter V8 turbodiesel.
The upgrades are very similar for the Frontier Midnight Edition. The pickup gains a gloss black grille, semi-gloss black step rails, dark trim for the mirror caps and door handles, and matching badges. The front and rear bumpers are body color. The special edition truck is available in of Magnetic Black, Gun Metallic and Glacier White exterior colors. Buyers can get it on the Crew Cab SV 4x2 and 4x4 automatic transmission models.
The Midnight Edition versions of the Frontier, Titan, and Titan XD will be available in fall 2017 and will join the package’s existing availability on the Altima, Maxima, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue, and Sentra. Prices aren’t available yet for the special edition trucks, but Nissan promises there should be “a significant discount versus if the items were purchased separately.”
Gallery: Nissan Frontier And Titan Midnight Edition
Nissan adds three new pickup truck models to popular “Midnight Edition” lineup – announcement comes during total solar eclipse
- Out of darkness come three new 2018 Midnight Edition trucks – TITAN, TITAN XD
- Equipment package adds visual excitement and optimized pricing with black
aluminum-alloy wheels and black exterior accents
- Midnight Edition will be offered on nine 2018 Nissan models – Altima, Frontier,
Maxima, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue, Sentra, TITAN and TITAN XD
- Package pricing averages 50 percent discount versus content ordered separately
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 21, 2017) – As the midday sky went dark over Middle
Tennessee today during the total solar eclipse, Nissan rolled out three new additions to its
popular and hot selling portfolio of custom Midnight Edition models: TITAN, TITAN XD and
Frontier Midnight Editions. Nissan’s Midnight Editions sell on average two times faster than
standard models. The Midnight Edition lineup also includes the Altima, Maxima, Murano,
Pathfinder, Rogue and Sentra.
“Following the tremendous response to the original Maxima SR Midnight Edition, we’ve
created a complete portfolio of the popular blacked-out Midnight Edition look among our
core Nissan sedan, crossover and SUV models,” said Billy Hayes, division vice president,
Nissan Sales, Nissan North America, Inc. “We expect the strong customer appeal to
continue with the expansion of the Midnight Edition package to our TITAN, TITAN XD and
The 2018 Frontier, TITAN and TITAN XD Midnight Editions will be available in late fall 2017.
Pricing is not finalized yet for the Midnight Edition packages but is expected to provide
customers with a significant discount versus if the items were purchased separately.
The TITAN and TITAN XD Midnight Editions include a long list of special features: black front
grille with dark insert, dark headlights, black fog light finishers, black fender louvers (TITAN
XD only), black outside rearview mirrors and door handles, step rails, black exterior
badging, 20-inch black painted aluminum-alloy wheels, body-color front and rear bumpers,
charcoal interior trim, Midnight Edition exterior badges and available Midnight Edition floor
mats. Both are available in a choice of three exterior colors – Magnetic Black, Gun Metallic
and Pearl White.
For TITAN, the Midnight Edition package is available on Crew Cab SV and SL grade 4x4 and
4x2 models. TITAN XD Midnight Editions are offered only on Crew Cab SV and SL grade 4x4
models with a Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine.
For the 2018 Frontier, the Midnight Edition package includes gloss black grille, 18-inch gloss
black aluminum-alloy wheels, semi-gloss black step rails, body-color front and rear
bumpers, black outside rearview mirrors and door handles, black badging and available
Midnight Edition floor mats. It is available in Crew Cab SV 4x2 and 4x4 automatic
transmission models and in a choice of Magnetic Black, Gun Metallic and Glacier White
“A great custom look straight from the factory is what buyers really appreciate,” said Hayes.
“We’re finding that buyers in the millennial age group especially are attracted to the
Midnight Editions. Last year, Nissan was ranked as the number one brand for millennial
The 2018 Nissan TITAN and TITAN XD are assembled in Canton, Miss., with engines
assembled in Decherd, Tenn. or Columbus, IN., and are covered by “America’s Best Truck
Warranty” 2 – featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5-years/100,000-miles, whichever
comes first. The 2018 Frontier is also assembled in Canton, Miss.
More information on the complete line of Nissan Midnight Edition models is available at
https://www.NissanUSA.com/midnight-edition-line-up and on the trucks at
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