|The Nissan TITAN Warrior Concept, based on the production TITAN XD, has debut at the ongoing NAIAS. Similar to the XD, the Warrior Concept incorporates a bulked up Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine and everything else super-sized.|
The Titan Warrior Concept builds on the recent Project Titan, a crowd-sourced customization of an original-generation Titan that sent two U.S. military veterans representing Wounded Warrior Project on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Alaska. The new Concept truck also pays homage to Nissan’s heritage of off-road racing and adventuring, which goes back to the days of Baja “Hardbody” competition pickups and Paris-Dakar Rally treks.
The Nissan Titan Warrior Concept takes up the XD Crew Cab’s standard wheelbase and length, with a raised height (3 inches) to fit a quartet of 37-inch tall off-road tyres mounted on custom 18×9.5-inch wheels. The wheels’ machined aluminum surfaces feature a dark matte finish and continue the production Titan XD’s “precision tool” design theme.
To create clearance for the new oversize tyres and accommodate the new, long-travel suspension, the Titan Warrior Concept’s width was extended three inches on each side, from 80.6 inches total to 86.6 inches. Once the dimensions and imposing stance were mapped out, the extreme makeover began in earnest.
At the front, the grille and signature Titan headlights have been enhanced to offer a more technical, menacing look. The front and rear fenders are flared to offer an extremely muscular appearance. Functional hood vents are added for cooling the powerful diesel engine. Additionally, the broad hoodline is balanced underneath by the large front skidplate, which interlocks into the powerful front bumper. Furthermore, custom LED lights (front and rear) and Nissan’s signature boomerang lights are part of the package.
From the rear, the integrated LED taillights take the form of a Titan “T” logo, split by the wide tailgate. As a finishing touch, a quad-tipped exhaust system is integrated into the rear bumper. Other highlights include carbon fiber rear cab spoiler and tailgate spoilers, integrated and roof-mounted LED off-road lights, as well as custom matte-gunmetal paint called “Thunder” and accented in special “Magma” orange, black highlights.
Inside, the Titan Warrior concept’s seats are covered in a carbon-colored high-strength seat fabric trimmed with “Magma” orange accents. Interior surfaces utilize material, such as carbon fiber, polished chrome finishes, leather with accented Magma orange stitching. The steering is custom-built and milled from one block of aluminum. Further interior highlights include unique hot-and-cold drink containers, integrated into the center console, auxiliary toggle switches and instrument panel-mounted auxiliary gauges.
As an extreme adventure version of the Titan XD, the Warrior Concept utilizes the factory fully boxed ladder frame and Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine and the standard heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission as its base.
Lastly, the Titan Warrior concept is equipped with custom upper and lower control arm with performance ball joints, along with racing-style internal bypass reservoir coil-over shocks and custom reservoir mounts as well as tie-rod extensions. At the rear, there are custom internal bypass reservoir shocks with custom reservoir mounts. Relevant details also comprises of adjusted-length prototype axles, custom sway bar, relocated sway bar brackets, rear lift blocks, U-bolts and hydraulic pressurized bump.
The Titan XD pick up lineup is expected to be available in several combinations: three cab, two frame sizes, three powertrains and five grade trim levels.