The shooters at KGP Photography have provided the first physical evidence proving that Nissan is actively working on a new Titan pickup, thanks to this mule caught testing in the Rockies. The fullsize truck is heavily modified from the A-pillar forward, camouflaged to hide a larger grille and thoroughly changed front bumper compared to the current Titan. The mule also has its headlights set high and very wide, forcing large protrusions on the front fascia, suggesting increased width over the current truck.
Sources say that Nissan's cancelled cooperation with Dodge—which would have resulted in a RAM-based, next-generation Titan—means that the next Titan will use an updated version of the Titan's existing architecture. The truck's styling, however, will stick to the design that was frozen while the RAM/Titan program was still a go, with some minor changes for compatibility reasons. Elements of that new styling are likely in place on the disguised front fascia of this test mule to bring the most accurate testing data to Nissan engineers.
The ’15 Titan is expected to offer a Cummins 2.8L diesel engine to increase fuel-economy, aided by a thorough weight reduction. A regular cab Titan will also be offered, along with a greater focus on work trucks.
Photo credit: KGP Photography