2017 Nissan Titan Warrior - extreme version of heavy-duty pickup

The launch of the 2017 Nissan Titan Warrior at last year’s Detroit show showed just what Nissan are prepared to do to take on this increasingly popular market, which seems to be dominated by Ford. In fact, critics of the Titan couldn’t help remarking on just how similar the idea behind the Nissan was to the Ford F-150 Raptor.

Nissan say that the Titan Warrior is “adventure ready, desert racing inspired”; they certainly have worked on the off road capabilities of this full sized pickup truck and given it every chance to succeed as a capable off-roader and a vehicle to take on Ford head-to-head.

2017 Nissan Titan Warrior Release date

Nothing officially confirmed yet, but it’s looking like the new 2017 Nissan Titan Warrior will be in the showrooms toward the end of 2017, with full market reach by the early part of 2018.

2017 Nissan Titan Warrior Price

It’s estimated that the new Titan will start in the region of $41,000 (although some sources have that much lower at $36,000) and will go upwards of $60,000 for the fully loaded version.

2017 Nissan Titan Warrior Video

https://youtu.be/nxAaX2RHqUI

2017 Nissan Titan Warrior Redesign and changes

The new 2017 Nissan Titan Warrior will have a raft of new changes, from bodywork to suspension.

The front suspension has been completely redesigned and now features coil-overs, long travel and redesigned control arms with beefed up ball joints, for that extra off-road strength, as well as geometry tuned for off-roading.

Connecting the chassis and suspension to the road will be a huge set of 37” bespoke off-road tires, which now fit quite neatly into the flared wheel-arches. Partly down to this (and the redesign) the new Warrior is 6” wider and 3” taller than the standard Titan XD.

2017 Nissan Titan Warrior Specs

Under the hood, we believe that the current Cummins 5.0 diesel V8 turbo will be retained, along with the 6-speed auto transmission, perhaps some minor tweaking for gas mileage and emissions.
On the exterior, there are a number of styling details that we like; the roof mounted low profile LED off-road lights, the all black grille and the LED headlamps that look like two intertwining ‘C’s – they look great. We’ll also see a restyled hood featuring fully operational air vents, a new rear bumper and a hefty alloy skid plate under the front.

The cab is just as rugged, with machined aluminum spokes on the steering wheel and the trio of auxiliary gauges sitting on top of the center console, and perhaps a real small detail that many will miss; heated and cooled cup holders!

2017 Nissan Titan Warrior images

 

2016-10-7 by Luke Widmeyer