NASHVILLE — Nissan is giving its Titan XD more frills, horsepower and a new transmission for 2020 as the company attempts to stir up more sales for its largest pickup.
The heavy-duty Titan is redesigned outside for 2020, with technology and comfort features added inside in a bid to woo noncommercial truck buyers.
Tiago Castro, head of Nissan’s light commercial vehicle business unit for North America, told Automotive News at a model introduction here that Nissan has an opportunity to sell Titans to customers who are not currently in the full-size pickup segment.
The 2020 model will offer a standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 package of six driver-assist systems, including automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane-departure warning, high-beam assist and rear automatic braking.
For 2020, the XD version of the pickup will be limited to a crew cab body and come in five grade levels: S, SV, PRO-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve.
A premium 485-watt Fender audio system will come standard on the SL and Platinum Reserve models. Those models will also come with a standard dual-panel panoramic moonroof that is more than 3 feet square.
Nissan retuned the truck’s 5.6-liter engine to boost its 390 hp to 400 hp for 2020 and 413 pound-feet of torque.
A new 9-speed automatic transmission replaces the previous 7-speed unit.
The Titan XD will go on sale in early 2020. The company has not released pricing information.