Nissan announced that its 2019 Titan and Titan XD have gotten more high-tech features designed to offer a safer and more enjoyable ride.
Both trucks were revealed at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas.
“The 2019 Titan will be our most refined truck yet,” said Fred DePerez, vice president, North American LCV Business Unit, Nissan North America. “Backed by America’s Best Truck Warranty, featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5-years/100,000-miles, the 2019 Titan and Titan XD will build upon today’s strength and capabilities by adding advanced technology, new safety features and an awesome new audio system to provide the soundtrack for all the amazing adventures ahead of you.”
New for the 2019 model year, Titan and Titan XD models add the “emotion of a live performance” created by the new, segment-exclusive Fender Premium Audio System. The system features a 485-watt, 9-channel amplifier and Panasonic’s proprietary Acoustic Motion Control. It is offered on four 2019 Titan and Titan XD Crew Cab grade levels and one Titan and Titan XD King Cab model.
Other 2019 model year refinements include a new standard 7.0-inch touchscreen audio/IT display with NissanConnect featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Nissan’s exclusive Rear Door Alert system. Also added for 2019 are additional USB media and charge ports for the front and back seat passengers and two new exterior colors – Moab Sunset and Midnight Pine.
The Rear Door Alert (RDA) system is now standard on all King Cab and Crew Cab Titan and Titan XD models. The system uses the vehicle’s door sensors, horn and message display to help remind drivers to check the back seat after the vehicle is parked. Nissan plans to have RDA standard on all four-door trucks, sedans and SUV nameplates by model year 2022.
“In addition to being the traditional workhorse in the stable and hauling cargo, pickups today are used for hauling families – the most precious cargo of all,” DePerez said. “With Nissan’s Rear Door Alert system, Titan drivers can feel even more confident whenever they leave their truck.”
Titan is available in a full range of rugged half-ton models, including Single Cab, King Cab and Crew Cab body configurations, 4×2 and 4×4 drive, and a choice of up to five grade levels. Every Titan is powered by a 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance V8 gasoline engine mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission.
The 2019 Titan XD lineup includes Crew Cab, King Cab and Single Cab body styles, two bed lengths, choice of a powerful Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel or Nissan 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engines, 4×4 or 4×2 drivelines and up to five well-equipped grade levels. Titan XD has an available maximum towing capacity of 12,710 pounds and maximum payload capacity of 2,990 pounds (when properly equipped). For 2019, the Titan XD Diesel also adds a larger capacity DEF tank and a new integrated gooseneck hitch with a plug inside the bed for even greater ease of towing.
Both Titan and Titan XD are available with a special Midnight Edition Package, which provides a custom look straight from the factory. The Midnight Edition Package includes body color front grille with dark insert, dark headlamps, black fog lamp finisher, black exterior badging, black mirrors, black door handles, 20-inch black wheels, body color front and rear bumpers, black step rains, black interior trim and “Midnight Edition” exterior badge.
For more information on the 2019 Titan, Titan XD and the complete Nissan vehicle lineup, please visit NissanNews.com.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was prepared by the staff of Hard Working Trucks, another Randall-Reilly publication.
2019 Chevy Silverado gets new towing features
Chevy announced that the all-new 2019 Silverado 1500 is introducing several levels of towing features to improve trailering experiences.
All light-duty Silverado trucks have myChevrolet trailering phone app capability, plus customers can add the Advanced Trailering System, which includes access to the system in-vehicle.
The Trailering Camera Package works in conjunction with both of these technologies to provide a more comprehensive trailer view.
Chevy is also helping to take the guesswork out of calculating the combined weight of customers’ truck and trailer combinations thanks to an industry-first trailering label.
Ram’s 2019 1500 Tradesman tailored to the jobsite
Though the fleet-focused trim won’t get as much love as the luxurious Laramie Longhorn, Ram has introduced a new Tradesman pickup alongside the rest of its new 2019 1500 lineup.
Available in Quad Cab with a 6-foot, 4-inch bed length and Crew Cab with bed lengths of 5 feet, 7 inches and 6 feet, 4 inches, the Tradesman comes standard with a 3.6 liter Pentastar V6. An optional 5.7-liter Hemi is available, along with a 5.7-liter Hemi with Ram’s new mild hybrid eTorque system (You can read more about eTorque in our First Drive review of the 2019 Ram 1500 lineup). Two- and four-wheel-drive configurations are available.
2019 Ford Ranger gets segment first 10-speed transmission
Ford Ranger is back and more capable than ever before thanks in part to some help from its highly successful global counterpart and its big brother, F-150.
While there was no talk of a Ranger Raptor at the recent unveiling in Dearborn, Michigan, the 2019 Ranger will come in an entry-level XL, mid-level XLT and high-level Lariat trim series with available chrome and sport appearance and FX off-road packages and in SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations.
But perhaps the most interesting news is that Ford’s latest midsize truck will come standard with a second-generation 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine paired up with Ford’s segment-exclusive 10-speed transmission.
GMC launches 2019 Sierra Elevation
The launch of the next generation Sierra lineup continues with the introduction of the new 2019 GMC Sierra Elevation.
Adding to other recently revealed models of the Sierra, the Elevation is intended to make a statement in design, capability and advanced connectivity.
The Sierra Elevation features distinct monochromatic door handles, bumpers and grille surround. Black exterior accents are found in the grille insert, tow hooks, side window trim and standard 20-inch aluminum wheels.
Like other modern GMC designs, advanced lighting technology plays a key role in shaping the 2019 Sierra Elevation. New high-intensity LED headlamps that incorporate C-shaped “light blade” signature lighting elements, LED fog lamps and C-shaped LED elements within the taillights are all standard.