The 2016 Nissan Titan XD has gone into production at the company's plant in Canton, Mississippi.
The first production model was a Titan XD Platinum Reserve with a Forged Copper exterior. It was driven off the line by Nissan Executive Vice President José Muñoz and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant in a special ceremony at the plant.
Nissan still hasn't released pricing but the model will start arriving at dealerships later this year with 5.0-liter Cummins V8 turbodiesel engine that develops 310 bhp (231 kW) and 555 lb-ft (751 Nm) of torque. The engine will be connected exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to either a rear- or four-wheel drive system.
Five different trim levels will be available and the range-topping Platinum Reserve variant has LED headlights, a spray-in bedliner, and 20-inch aluminum wheels. The model also has running boards and LED bed lighting.
The interior comes nicely equipped with leather upholstery, heated / cooled front seats, and heated second row seats. Buyers will also find an eight-way power driver's seat, chrome door handles, and open-pore wood trim. Other highlights include aluminum door sill plates and a NissanConnect infotainment system with a seven-inch display and standard GPS navigation.
The Titan XD will eventually be joined by a petrol-powered model that is slated to arrive in the spring of 2016.