When one thinks of the annual SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade) Show held at Las Vegas in January each year, one does not usually link that to being also a showcase for automotive.
However, if you give it a little thought, how else do fishermen, hunters and outdoor folks get to and from their recreation site, hauling their boats, campers and equipment?
Very often, they are using a pickup truck. The annual SHOT Show gives manufacturers yet another opportunity to showcase their vehicle capabilities to people who use them to fish, hunt or enjoy other outdoor recreation.
Nissan has participated in the SHOT Show for several years both as a sponsor and showing their line of trucks and recreational vehicles. For 2016 they brought their new big gun to the show – the all-new 2016 Nissan Titan XD full-size pickup truck complete with its line of Genuine Nissan accessory items – many like the pop-up tent that fits inside the Titan XD bed, specifically directed toward outdoor adventure use.
“With 1,600 exhibitors filling 630,000 square feet of exhibit space, it’s a challenge to stand out. Fortunately, we have a couple of Titan XD pickups on hand, which always draw a crowd wherever they go,” said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. “The all-new Titan XD is the perfect canvas for customization and the SHOT Show is a great venue to spotlight our complete line of custom-fit, custom-designed and durability tested accessories.”
The unique and versatile Utili-track bed channels and cleat system in the new Nissan pickup trucks provide the right flexible platform for the accessory lineup. Some of the innovative accessories for both work and play, in addition to the Pop-up Bed Tent, shown at the show include:
- Titan Boxes – Removable, lockable storage compartments that can be accessed even with a camper or tonneau installed (also watertight and drainable)
- Sliding Tool Box – Easily positioned forward when driving or hauling cargo, slides backward for easy access on the job
- Sliding Bed Divider – adds cargo carrying versatility
- Lockable Rear-Seat Cargo Organizer with Fold-out Flat Floor – Provides secure, out-of-sight storage
- Weight-distributing Hitch Ball Mount and Hitch Ball (Class IV)
- Chrome Step Rails, Running Boards and Running Board Lighting – Adds a level of style and strength
- Water-resistant Seat Covers – Ideal for active families
- Splash Guards and Tailgate Guard – Helps keep things clean
- Fog Lights – Added illumination when the streets and street lights end
All Genuine Nissan Accessories are backed by Nissan’s 3-year/36,000-mile (whichever comes first) limited warranty (if installed by dealer at the time of purchase).
“Along with the assurance that every accessory is custom designed and fit especially for the new Titan XD, buyers have the added confidence of our comprehensive warranty – and the convenience of financing them with the purchase of the vehicle,” added Diaz.
2016 Titan XD
The 2016 Nissan Titan XD was recently selected by the editors of Cars.com and PickupTrucks.com as the “Best Pickup Truck of 2016.” It was also named “Truck of Texas” by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in their annual Texas Truck Rodeo. In addition to the competition’s top award, the Titan XD won three other honors – Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas, Off-Road Pickup Truck of Texas and Best Powertrain for its standard Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine.
The 2016 Nissan Titan XD combines many of the capabilities of a heavy-duty truck with the drivability and affordability of a typical full-size pickup. Anchored by a powerful 310-horsepower Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel and mated to a heavy-duty 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission, Titan XD has a maximum towing capacity rating of more than 12,300 pounds when properly equipped.
The Titan XD is the flagship of a complete family of Nissan Titan full-size pickups and is offered in five grade levels: S, SV, SL, PRO-4X and Platinum Reserve.
It will be followed by a Titan lineup offering three cab configurations, two frame sizes, three powertrain offerings and five grade levels. The additional Titan models will begin rolling out this spring, eventually offering models that will compete in more than 85 percent of light truck segments, says Nissan.
Some of the other innovative technologies of the Titan XD include an Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Tow/Haul Mode with Downhill Speed Control and a Trailer Light Check system that allows one-person hook-up operation – including checking turn signals, brake lights and running/clearance lights. Assisting trailer hook-ups is a RearView Monitor with Trailer Guides.
Titan XD also offers an available Around View Monitor (AVM), which provides a simulated “bird’s eye” view of the surrounding area to help with parking and pulling in and out of tight spaces. The system includes Moving Object Detection (MOD). Two trailer hitches are available, including an integrated gooseneck hitch engineered into the frame and easily accessible in the bed.
The 2016 Titan XD with Cummins Turbo Diesel is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide with a starting MSRP of $40,290.
Click on the Suggested Links below to read our reports on Titan pricing for all models, the new V8 gasoline engines still to come, the Titan Warrior Concept Truck just revealed at the Detroit Auto Show and the Titan XD winning the prestigious Truck of Texas competition.