The 2016 Nissan Titan XD Design Will Shake Up the Heavy-Duty Pick-Up

September 21st, 2015 by

2016 Nissan TITAN XDThe 2016 Nissan Titan XD design caused quite a stir among Regina and Swift Current drivers when it was unveiled earlier this year, and we now have more news. In addition to its muscular appearance, the XD has been expertly engineered to reduce cabin noise and improve comfort, and it’s shaping up to be one of the most original models of the year.

The Aim

Despite being a heavy-duty working vehicle, this full-sized truck is becoming increasingly prized for its smooth ride quality. In the words of John DeYoung, Senior Manager of Nissan’s Noise and Vibration Test Group: “People use the truck to go camping on the weekend, to go to dinner with their families, and they use it as their work vehicle. So it’s important for the truck to be functional, but just as important to be able to take phone calls and be able to work and live in the truck.”

The 2016 Nissan Titan XD design aims to fullfil that promise, so engineers pulled out all the stops to make it happen.

The Method

Extensive sound quality testing took place at the Nissan Test Center in Stanfield, Arizona and at the Nissan Technical Center North America in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Engineers used a variety of methods to determine the amount of noise caused by the engine, powertrain, and the body, as well as gauging where noise was entering the cabin.

They took pains to ensure that a whisper-quiet drive would be maintained across all road surfaces, reflecting the need of Titan owners to take their truck anywhere. They meant to create a Nissan Titan design which would completely isolate Regina and Swift Current drivers from outside noise.

The Result

The result of those efforts is the 2016 Nissan Titan XD. The first pick-up to truly combine the capability of a full-sized model with car-like driving dynamics, while still remaining an affordability light-duty model. To put it simply, the new Titan XD is a revolutionary vehicle.

It retains its heavy-duty credentials with the ability to tow up to 5,443kg (12,000 lbs.) and a maximum payload capacity of 907 kg (2,000 lbs.) At the same, it offers fuel-efficiency on par with a half-ton pickup. Three cab configurations, two frame sizes, and three powertrain offerings – including an available diesel engine – will be available for Regina and Swift Current drivers in the near future.

The 2016 Nissan XD Design Will Take the Heavy-Duty Pick-Up Segment to Bold New Heights

At Knight Nissan, we couldn’t be more thrilled about the new Nissan Titan design. If you require any further information, don’t hesitate to contact one of our experts today.