Nissan is quite proud of its new Titan XD, and rightfully so. This new pickup shatters the outgoing pickup’s aging mold and ushers in a new look plus a new powertrain. In celebration of this all-new pickup, Nissan has revealed a concept version of the Titan XD at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.
The Titan Warrior Concept, as this concept is called, pushes the new pickup into a new area of aggressiveness. This rugged-looking concept rides a full 3 inches higher than the standard Titan XD, pushing it from 78.7 inches to 81.5. The truck’s width is also extended by 6 inches, putting it at 86.6 inches wide. This extra height and width help accommodate the meaty 37-inch off-road tires mounted on 18-inch, dark-matte finish aluminum-alloy wheels.
Up front, Nissan installed new LED headlights with a revised version of Nissan’s signature boomerang look. Around back, there are new LED taillights that form a “T” like the Titan’s logo and new quad-tip exhaust outlets. Highlighting this rugged body are various aerodynamic buts, including a carbon-fiber rear cab spoiler and tailgate spoiler. All of this exterior awesomeness is draped in a coat of matte-gunmetal paint known as Thunder with Magma (orange) accents.
Inside, Nissan covered the seats in “high-strength” fabric with Magma accents, while carbon-fiber, polished chrome, and leather with Magma contrast stitching round out the materials. While these interior mods are great, the best part of the cabin is its steering wheel, which is milled from aluminum and wrapped up in what looks to be leather.
Under its skin, the Warrior Concept is a mixture of production and custom bits. The 5.0-liter Cummins V-8 is all standard, but with 555 pound-feet of torque at its disposal, there is no need for any upgrades. The suspension, on the other hand, is customized. It has bespoke upper and lower control arms and performance ball joints combined with racing-style internal-bypass shocks up front. Out back, this custom rig has the same internal-bypass shocks, adjusted-length axles, and a custom sway bar.
Of course, there are no plans for this badass rig to hit dealer lots, but it shows just how sweet the new Titan can be.