The Nissan Titan looks to get a Ford F-150-Raptor-fighter in the future. According to Tiago Castro, Nissan's Director of North American Light Commercial Vehicle, the rugged truck is "absolutely" under consideration based on a discussion with CarBuzz.
"There's an opportunity to do a bit more [than Pro4X]," he told CarBuzz. However, he tempered things by saying, "at this point, we're focusing on Pro4X." This indicates the meaner model isn't coming too soon.
Gallery: 2020 Nissan Titan XD
Unfortunately, there are no details about what Nissan intends to do with its rugged Titan. Following the Raptor's lead would suggest adding more power, fitting a more capable suspension, and installing drivetrain components for giving the pickup more traction off-road.
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The meanest Titan currently is the model with the Rocky Ridge package. It lifts the ride height by six inches and adds nitrogen-charged rear shocks. The rig also rides on 20-inch wheels with 35-inch Mickey Thompson tires. Skid plates and body cross members add to the package.
The 2020 Nissan Titan starts at $36,190 (before the $1,595 destination fee), and the Titan XD goes for $44,580. The most expensive model is the Titan XD Platinum Reserve in a crew cab body with a four-wheel-drive powertrain that carries a cost of $61,690. All of the variants use a 5.6-liter V8 producing 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) and 413 pound-feet (560 Newton-meters) of torque that runs through a nine-speed automatic gearbox. The new trucks are available in showrooms now.