2020 Nissan Titan Unveiled With More Tech And Muscle

The 2020 Nissan Titan gets a mid-cycle update that includes refreshed styling inside and out, powertrain enhancements, and loads of new technology. Along with more desirable options, the 2020 Titan adds a host of standard and available driver-assistance features.

Available in two cab styles (the smaller king cab or the larger crew cab), the Titan embraces a revised exterior styling that Nissan dubs “Powerful Warrior.” Although its name is glib, the design ethos adds cohesion to the Titan’s evolutionary looks courtesy of a more prominent front grille (it’s available in three different styles), a new lower fascia, and available LED headlights with attractive, “double-boomerang” LED running lights. The latter feature comes standard on higher-end Pro-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve trims. Nissan also offers the Titan in lower-level S and SV grades, which do without standard LED headlights.

LED lighting is available all the way around the truck, including new LED lighting in the bed and new LED taillights. The LED headlights that come standard on the Pro-4X, SL and Platinum Reserve trims produce 120% more light in low-beam mode than the previous Titan.

2020 Titan is available with only one engine, a 5.6-liter V8. The hearty power source now makes 400 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque, up from 390 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque available on the 2019 model. That power goes to two or four wheels, depending on the variant.

At first glance, the Titan’s interior looks very familiar. Yet it’s been overhauled with some better materials and fancier features. The latter includes a new 7.0-inch display that sits between the speedometer and tachometer in the instrument cluster. The infotainment system is improved with a larger standard 8.0-inch touchscreen (previously a 7.0-inch unit) that runs the latest NissanConnect software, and there’s a newly available 9.0-inch touchscreen. Both interfaces should help make the experience feel more contemporary than the outdated outgoing version. Other updates of note include improved interior cubby storage, optional wireless charging, and an available panoramic sunroof on crew-cab models.

The Titan is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible and has an available WiFi hotspot that allows up to six devices and 45 Mbps connection speed. A 12-speaker, nine-channel, 485-watt Fender audio system is still available, as is NissanConnect with over-the-air software updates.

Nissan also made Rear Door Alert and Safety Shield 360 standard on all Titans. This system includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, high-beam assist, and rear automatic braking. Additional upgraded safety features include eight airbags compared to six and four seatbelt pretensioners compared to two.

New paint choices round out the exterior changes. Drivers can now choose from Red Alert, Baja Storm and Cardinal Red Metallic in addition to older colors like Brilliant Silver Metallic, Gun Metallic, Super Black, Pearl White, Glacier White and Deep Blue Pearl.

Nissan hasn’t released any official word on pricing, but look for the 2020 Titan to hit dealerships early next year.

 

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